Wi-Fi at the Nightingale, virtual GP at carehomes, and new technologies related to COVID-19

SDG Group have launched Docdot, a new AI-enabled smartphone app to diagnose, triage and monitor COVID-19 patients remotely. After filling out some short questions, the app uses AI technologies and remote photoplethysmography (rPPG), a light signal processing technology developed by binah.ai, to reads a users vital signs through their smartphone camera. The app is able to record heart rate, HRV, oxygen saturation and respiration, which are all crucial indicators of COVID-19 infection. By enabling these to be tested remotely, the app could limit the spread of the virus.

The data retrieved by the app is also geo-referenced and uploaded to the cloud to enable statistical-epidemiological modelling and contagion forecasting.