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COVID-19 ‘good neighbour’ app launches in the United States

COVID-19 ‘good neighbour’ app launches in the United States

Clinical AI technology company Sensyne Health has launched its web-based COVID-19 focussed software application called CVm-Health- the ‘Good Neighbour’ app in the United States.  

CVm-Health was successfully rolled out in the UK in April 2020. The app is free to use for anyone in the US and provides a way for individuals to manage their health by recording their vital signs daily and any COVID-19 related symptoms. 

The app can allow individuals to help family and friends who are digitally disconnected and at risk from Coronavirus to monitor their health. In 2019 the Pew Research Center found that 10% of all Americans and 27% of Americans over 65 don’t use the internet, and many of these people are in higher-risk categories for COVID-19.  

Subject to the individual’s consent, data generated by the application will be de-identified and analysed using machine learning techniques to derive insights that will be made available for medical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

The app was developed with the support of Cognizant and Microsoft. Sensyne announced its partnership with Cognizant in October 2019 to accelerate the development of its applications specifically for the US market. Microsoft is Sensyne’s chosen provider of world-class IT infrastructure services, including its Azure suite of cloud services, which enable Sensyne’s clinical applications to be scaled globally.

Lord (Paul) Drayson, CEO of Sensyne Health, said: “We wanted to provide an app that helped everyone to record and self-monitor their symptoms and take control of their own health, as well as helping others.”

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