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Kyyba Innovations creates weTrace app to help municipalities track potential COVID-19 hotspots

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Kyyba Innovations LLC, a Michigan-based technical solutions corporation focused on solving global issues, has announced its weTrace app to help municipalities across the U.S. flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19 by more quickly identifying those at risk and micro hot spots. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world, causing anxiety and fear. The new app will help track symptoms of thousands of users across the country, while still protecting user privacy. Kyyba Innovations will partner with local health units to use this data to assess how best to support high-risk communities in Michigan and beyond as we fight this pandemic.

“The app uses technology to connect people with health systems and vice-versa,” said Kyyba Innovations Managing Director Tel Ganesan. “COVID-19 news and information changes daily and we are all in a silo, operating in our own bubble. This app will help us communicate and empower ourselves with safe tools and trusted resources.”

The weTrace app has multiple functions, including:

  • Provides easy access to accurate government and hospital-based information about COVID-19.
  • Allows users to connect with a healthcare professional via text, phone or video conferencing
  • Provides a location-based heat map in real time based on user data gathered using a symptom questionnaire
  • Offers a consolidated landscape of tools and resources, including instant mapping toCOVID-19 test sites as it becomes available

The weTrace app asks users to answer a few simple questions about their current health symptoms, then check in every day to update whether they’re feeling better or have noticed new symptoms. Anyone can take part in the beta test by visiting www.wetracehealth.com. The beta test will run for two weeks, as results are gathered and validated.

Data gained from the weTrace app can be consolidated with information from online dashboards and call-in hotlines operated by county health leaders to provide a more complete and real-time picture of the local threat from COVID-19.

“The weTrace app could serve the community in three different units: the people, the healthcare system and the government,” said Ganesan. “One of the primary goals is to provide accessible tools and resources to mitigate fear and anxiety for individuals who would be at risk entering hospitals that are crowded and overburdened in actual treatments.”

The app can be tested by both iOS and Android users. Kyyba Innovations would like users to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help with testing.

The data provided will then be used in partnership with the local county health departments to provide a more accurate picture of local hot spots. After beta testing, the app will become available for download, both on iOS and Android app stores. Municipalities across the U.S. can inquire about working with the weTrace app by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“First responders, the government and healthcare workers have been doing amazing work tirelessly for the past month. Eventually, we want to enable every citizen with this app so that we help reduce the risk and pressure points. The app will allow for telehealth capabilities at a future date. We hope the app would restrict people treading into infection zones,” said Ganesan.


Visit www.wetracehealth.com for more information about the app.

 

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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