public health

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung is trying to encourage better hygiene with a new Hand Wash application for its various wearable devices. The app is now available through the Galaxy Store, and is compatible with Gear S3, Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Watch Active2 devices. The Hand Wash app is essentially a notification system that will…

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami Study Shows How Wearables Can Track Spread of COVID-19

Huami is calling attention to a new study that suggests that wearable devices could help predict, monitor, and slow the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The study was sponsored by the Huami Corporation, which also provided the data for the research. To that end, Huami gave researchers access to de-identified sensor data from Huami…

CT Municipal Authorities Use Thermal Imaging Drones to Monitor COVID-19

CT Municipal Authorities Use Thermal Imaging Drones to Monitor COVID-19

Draganfly’s technology is being used to carry out a series of test flights with a ‘pandemic drone’ in Westport, Connecticut. Westport is located near New York City, and is currently considered to be a COVID-19 hotspot with 17,550 confirmed cases in the state. The drones are being deployed by the Westport Police Department through a drone…

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google Releases Mobility Reports to Help Public Health Officials

Google has released its first batch of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. The reports use aggregated Google Maps data to track the movements of people during the pandemic. The tech giant is hoping that public health officials will be able to use the information to make more informed decisions and slow the spread of the coronavirus.…

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

The GSMA is once again assuring guests that MWC Barcelona will proceed as scheduled, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The latest statement was made in response to the news that Ericsson has decided not to attend the annual conference at the end of the month. The GSMA acknowledged that Ericsson’s absence would inevitably have…

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

The GSMA has issued a second statement on the coronavirus, detailing some of the steps the organization is taking to ensure the health and safety of visitors at upcoming MWC events. Most notably, the GSMA insisted that the recent outbreak will have a minimal impact on this month’s MWC Barcelona, and that all currently scheduled…

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

With one of its flagship events just around the corner, the GSMA is seeking to reassure attendees that it is keeping a close watch on developments pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, and is taking measures to safeguard against the virus as necessary. The next major event for the GSMA is Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and…