The Role Of Technology In The Continued Reopening
The emergence of all the vaccine options against COVID-19 excited the world population and a feeling of “we are finally going to be able to return to normality” was widespread. However, we forget that there is still a long way to go before these drugs are available to the general public. Until that happens, a world free of COVID is still in the future, and therefore.
Science is giving us solutions, but for those solutions to work for everyone, we need solidarity.” It is crucial that all entrepreneurs who seek to reopen their operations decide to invest so that these technologies reach the places where they can solve the pandemic until the vaccines arrive.
But in which technologies should we invest? The advances so far have been widely varied, so listing all of them would take a huge study, but below we will mention some of the most significant that have already been used successfully, seeking that other businesses or governments decide to enable them to continue their careful reopening.
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Álvaro Carrillo from the Hotel Technical Institute tells us that “maintaining a safe distance, reinforcing more rigorous hygiene and greater common sense” are the three aspects that we need to inculcate first in the general population, because in this way technological measures will be much more effective.
Since that awareness is there, the biggest advantage of the interconnected infrastructure we’ve created over the last few years (in the form of mobile networks, for example) is that many of the solutions don’t need to be built from scratch to exist, they just take advantage of advances that we had already made available to the entire population, redirecting them towards fighting the pandemic. In that way, an educated population with access to smartphones is all these solutions have needed to be successful.
- Telemedicine: Using chatbots and mobile applications, telemedicine strives daily to prevent the collapse of hospitals due to oversaturation of patients, both by diagnosing COVID and other diseases remotely. South Korea, one of the biggest success stories using applications like these, in addition to diagnosing, they have made it possible to inform each user if they have come into contact with other people who have presented symptoms, an exemplary model for other governments.
- A. and Big Data: Using digital platforms such as Alipay and WeChat, the Chinese government achieved another example of success: it registered an impressive number of its population in a database that generates, for each user, a QR Code that can be scanned by the authorities to determine the user’s location. to report risks of saturation to clinics in each region. With methods like these, responsible for generating monumental amounts of information known as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence can be used to predict the evolution of the contagion. The Alibaba -funded Damo Academy Research Institute made that kind of prediction, with 96% certainty, from data obtained by analyzing lung X-rays of patients.
- 3D printing: A group of engineers and health professionals in Spain, under the name of Coronavirus Makers, began to jointly produce free medical protective equipment for health personnel in their country. How? Using 3D printers that help solve one of the biggest problems present throughout the entire pandemic, the lack of appropriate equipment in hospitals. Another similar initiative, VEDA, also uses a homemade approach to the production of medical equipment, but in its case they put together “artisanal respirators” that solve the need for health centers that cannot cope with assisting the breathing of the most seriously ill patients.
- Contactless Technology: City delivery drivers have used contactless technologies thanks to applications that allow meals or packages to be delivered without the sender having contact with the delivery person. However, they have not been the only ones; Many hotels have implemented digital check-ins, digitized all tourist brochures and even transferred hotel assistance to an application, avoiding contact with any other commonly used object such as a hotel room phone. This can also migrate to other businesses in general, the more processes we can digitize, the less risk there will be in our establishments.