Technology helps fight COVID-19

The whole world is in a state of churn today. Nothing is like it used to be in 2019. The COVID-19 virus that originated in China has made sure that our lives are changed irrevocably forever. Its fast spread across the world and its deadly effects make it imperative that we change and adapt in order to survive.

Today, with converging technologies like mobile, cloud, analytics, robotics, AI/ML, 4G/5G, and high-speed internet, it has become possible to test several innovative approaches to pandemic response. Here, we have listed eight such areas where technology play a vital role: Fighting misinformation, Finding Drugs, Increasing traceability and transparency by sharing data, Tracking people with facial recognition and big data, Contact-less movement and deliveries through autonomous vehicles, drones and robots, Technology supported temperature monitoring, Remote working technologies to support social distancing and maintain business continuity – EconomicTimes

One needs to wash their hands thoroughly every 30 minutes with soap and water to keep the risk of infection to a minimum. They must also sanitize their hands if they touch any surface or thing that is sure to have been touched by others.

To make these chores easier for people at homes or in public places likes offices or showrooms etc., Technology companies have introduced innovative products like sensor taps, automatic sanitizer dispensers and automatic soap dispensers, which make it easy for people to regularly wash and sanitize their hands.

For industrial setups, several automatic door manufacturers and high speed door manufacturers have come up with technologically superior and ingeniously designed gates and doors that are fully automated and do not need anyone to touch them if they need pass through and open or close them. These advancements in the entrance automation will go a long way in keeping infections from spreading through touching of common surfaces like a door handle.

Here are 10 technology trends that can help build a resilient society, as well as considerations about their effects on how we do business, how we trade, how we work, how we produce goods, how we learn, how we seek medical services and how we entertain ourselves – WEForum

  1. Online Shopping and Robot Deliveries
  2. Digital and Contactless Payments
  3. Remote Work
  4. Distance Learning
  5. Telehealth
  6. Online Entertainment
  7. Supply Chain 4.0
  8. 3D Printing
  9. Robotics and Drones
  10. 5G and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

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