GNSS for Crisis

In this page we are listing the location-GNSS-Galileo based Applications that, in GSA’s view, may be useful in response to the diffusion of COVID-19.

The applications cover a wide range of uses, from the support to public authorities in understanding the dynamics of the outbreak to the support of citizens in their everyday life, for example by checking and possibly limiting queues at supermarket.

If you are wondering whether Galileo tracks your phone, the short answer is: NO, it doesn't. Watch this video to understand how Galileo works.To Learn more on the European Commission recommendation (8.4.2020) on a common Union toolbox for the use of technology and data to combat and exit from the COVID-19 crisis, in particular concerning mobile applications and the use of anonymised mobility data click here

The Applications are listed on the basis of elements known to the GSA1 and a subjective evaluation of the known characteristics of the applications.

For any enquiry about the applications, please refer to the specific developer and owner of the relevant intellectual property rights. 

If you are an application developer and you want to add your location-GNSS-Galileo App to the list, please contact market@gsa.europa.eu

(1) The GSA disclaims any responsibility concerning: the completeness of the list, possible omissions, the actual fitness for use of the listed applications, the possible breach of third parties’ rights arising from the use of the listed applications.

Categories:

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Queue management

Response management

Information dissemination

Open source, platforms, other initiatives

Equality and inclusion

This section features applications that, although not specifically developed to tackle Covid-19 emergency, can help vulnerable people overcome challengesin this difficult time.

Sport & wellness

Drone based applications

 

The Apps: Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 CZ project with Mapy.cz

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Seznam.cz, a.s

Coverage: Czech Republic

​Mapy.cz is a mapping application, that was updated in relation to COVID-19. The app alerts citizens of potential risky encounters through location sharing. User location data are anonymous and separated from other map features. Developers are also working to obtain anonymous data about people who tested positive and compare it with the location of users. Advanced algorithms will then allow identifying cases of probable contacts with a positive infected person.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Hamagen

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Israel Ministry of Health

Coverage: Israel

​​Hamagen is an app that allows the identification of contacts between COVID-19 diagnosed patients and people who came in contact with them in the 14 days prior to the patient's diagnosis of the disease. The app retains information about user's locations and cross-references this information with the Ministry of Health's updated epidemiological data that is constantly updated and sent for cross-referencing purposes. When a match is identified in the device, the user is directed to a link to the Ministry of Health to let him/her know what steps to take and to report the match to The Ministry.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

DiAry

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Universita' di Urbino

Coverage: Italy

“Digital Arianna”, diAry, is a web-app that allows to track movements relevant to the containment of the diffusion of COVID-19. To adddress the diffusion of the virus, the app traces back all the locations and people that the user has met during the incubation period. All data is saved on the personal device of the user, who can decide to examine, export and eventually intersect them with information of public utility. Adopting responsible behaviors and keeping track of them is the most effective way that each individual can contribute to public health. The contribution is recognized and quantified in terms of Worth One Minute (WOM), special certificates that recognize the social value of individual actions.  WOMs can be used as vouchers, which merchants and suppliers of services can attribute a value to and grant discounts and concessions. This simple reward mechanism contributes to social cohesion, attributing a value to the compliance with the restraint measures and offering a simple mechanism to tie this act of responsibility to the economy of the territories involved.

DiAry Website

Zostaň Zdravý

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Private Initiative

Coverage: Slovak Republic

​​​The mobile app aims at better protection of citizens against spreading viruses by supporting them in quarantine compliance. In addition, thanks to geo-location services notifies person in case he or she was about approaching a patient with a positive test (50 meters away). The app notifies user also retrospectively once the user has met infected person during in the past.

Zostaň Zdravý Website

Download on Google Play

Ocorona

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Ocorona

Coverage: Global

​​​​Ocorona is a simple webpage requiring users to log-in with their google or facebook account and to fill-in a short questionnaire aimed at classify respondents in 4 categories: from "no symptom" to "confirmed case". Once submitted, the answer is collected by the system that – leveraging on geolocation data shared by users- produce a summary statistics of the respondents currently within a 5 km radius.

Ocorona Website

allertaLOM

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Region of Lombardy

Coverage: Italy

​​​​AllertaLOM is an app developed by Lombardy local authorities that allows to receive alerts from Civil Protection department related to disasters happening in that region. During the Covd-19 emergency, such app has received an important update in order to provide support to the population trough the addition of two features: "CercaCovid", that provides updated information concerning the spread of Covid-19 in a given area, thanks to a questionnaire that each app user is requested to fill-in; and push notification on Covid-19 spread in Lombardy and related measures undertaken by authorities.

allertaLOM Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

StopCovid19Cat

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Government of Catalonia

Coverage: Spain

Leveraging on users'location, the app produces heat maps able to provide information on the pandemia evolution. Additionally, users are requested to fill-in a questionnaire to allow health care systems to collect information data both at individual and collective level. The app uses geolocation to determine the evolution of the disease Covid19 for research and statistics.

StopCovid19Cat Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Private Kit: Safe Paths

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: MIT

Coverage: United States

The new application developed by teams at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Users are sharing their location data and see if crossed paths with a person with coronavirus — as long as that person has shared their positive status — but other users don’t know who the person is. Individuals who test positive can select to share their location data with health officials, who can then make it public to other users.

Private Kit: Safe Paths Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

ViruSafe

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Government of Bulgaria

Coverage: Bulgaria

​ViruSafe is an application that aims to help fight COVID-19 by offering each user a regular introduction of their symptoms and monitoring the pandemic with a map showing where and how many infected users are present in Bulgaria at the moment. Users of the app have options to: Receive up-to-date information related to COVID-19, Regularly enter the symptoms; Share their location so that it can be compared to the location of all users with symptoms; Be notified if they were in danger of being close to another user with symptoms.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Rakning C-19

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Landlaeknisembaettid

Coverage: Iceland

​This is an official app from the Icelandic Government to help mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic in Iceland. The app collects the GNSS location of the phone and stores locally on the device. If the phone owner is diagnosed with the Covid-19 disease he is asked by the Directorate of Health to share the location data for contact tracing in order to identify individuals that might need to go into quarantine.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Track Virus

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Private developer in conjunction with Israeli Rescue Union

Coverage: Israel

​​The Track Virus app allows users to see if they had crossed paths with any confirmed coronavirus cases. The app keeps track of the users’ movements, and can therefore notify them if it emerges that they have come in contact with someone diagnosed with the virus whose itineraries are later shared by the Health Ministry. Location history is only stored on the user's device. There is no user identification, not even via email or cellphone .

Track Virus Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Smittestopp

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Norwegian Government

Coverage: Norway

​​​Smittestopp is an app that will help the health authorities to limit the transmission of coronavirus. Anonymised data about movement patterns in society from the app are used to develop effective infection control measures. Once a user has downloaded and started to use the Smittestopp app, he or she will be sent a text message if has been in close contact with another Smittestop user who is subsequently diagnosed with  COVID-19. The message will advise about how to limit further transmission. Anonymised data will give insight to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health into the effect of any changes in the measures against coronavirus.

Smittestopp Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Asistencia COVID-19

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Government of Spain

Coverage: Spain

Attendance COVID-19 of the Government of Spain in cooperation with the autonomous communities attached, has been developed to help citizens to perform self - assessments of possible symptoms of infectious disease COVID-19, caused for the coronavirus and provide relevant information and advice according to the state of health that it declares. The objective is to provide updated information to citizens and help the Administration to monitor the pandemic. The web application requests access to the location via GNSS only when registering and sending self-evaluations in order to know in which Autonomous Community the users are and to be able to connect them with the corresponding health care system.

Asistencia COVID-19 Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Geo Trace

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Luna IT Solutions (Private Company)

Coverage: Europe

Geo Trace is GNSS based solution with a focus on privacy. Users are notified when they have been exposed to the virus and should self isolate. The app integrates with health providers in order to accurately report a positive diagnosis. Location points are encrypted on the device in a special way that uses salt servers before being sent to a central server for analysis. This keeps the data anonymous and safe. Upon receiving a positive diagnosis, multiple contacts in the chain are notified simultaneously in order to prevent the chance of a new outbreak taking hold.

Geo Trace Website

You can find Android APK here 

CovTrack

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: RISE

Coverage: Romania

CovTrack monitors people in user's vicinity made identifiable via Bluetooth connections to mobile phone and stores the identification data of these devices. By pressing a button users access the database in which the unique identifiers of the mobile phones are registered (without having access to any personal data of these mobile phone users), to verify whether the persons with whom the user came in contact have subsequently been confirmed with COVID-19. Contact tracing is done based on Bluetooth, and that is correlated with the current GNSS position. All that information is recorded locally, and is not shared with a central server.

CovTrack Website

You can access the GitHub Repository here and download the app here

Covtracer

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Research Centre of Excellence on Information and Communication Technologies in Cyprus

Coverage: Cyprus

The app, developed in partnership with a government-funded research centre, Cyprus' Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, allows people who test positive to coronavirus to share this information with public health authorities, who are then able to trace anyone who may have been in close proximity to them. By checking the user’s location trails, one can identify other citizens who have been in close proximity to the diagnosed carrier.

Covtracer Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Self Shield: AI driven self-health check

Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Provider: Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH)

Coverage: Sri Lanka

The COVID Shield App empowers users to assess their lung health on a regular basis to identify potential deteriorations early. Making use of only the in-build sound recording features of a smart phone, COVID Shield app and its cloud-based algorithms are capable of analyzing the breathing sounds and gather additional data when the user performs several simple tests to determine breathing performance. The app does not diagnose COVID-19 but helps users decide when to contact a doctor. The user can voluntarily share location data for the purpose of generating demographic maps of symptoms and disease clusters.

Self Shield Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

The Apps: Queue Management

Ufirst

Queue Management

Provider: Private Company

Coverage: Italy

Ufirst is a virtual queue management platform. It allows businesses to set-up virtual queueing systems so that their customers can avoid waisting time while waiting for their turn. Not specifically conceived for the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been offered for free in Italy during the related emergency to help citizen to respect social distancing rules.

Ufirst Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Filaindiana.it

Queue Management

Provider: Private Company

Coverage: Lombardy (Italy)

Filaindiana (Italian for “single file) web app, which is currently operating only in Lombardy, allows users to check the length of queues in local supermarkets by using real-time crowd-sourced location data from users waiting to enter the supermarkets. This information allows citizens to plan their shopping responsibly and to avoid creating crowds and traffic bottlenecks in certain areas of the city.

Filaindiana.it Website

Covid-19

Queue Management

Provider: Sixfold

Coverage: Europe

​Sixfold, a visibility provider for the logistics operators, has developed a web-based map able to indicate the border crossing time in European countries by leveraging real-time data from hundreds of thousands of trucks they serve during their business.

Covide-19 Website

Nebojsa (FreMEn Adviser app)

Queue Management

Provider: Czech Technical University in Prague

Coverage: Czech Republic

FreMEn Adviser is an app that will advise users when to visit public places to avoid, for example, regularly crowded shops, parks and playgrounds. Based on data on human concentration, the app will recommend to their users when public places are under-visited, and therefore with a potentially lower risk of infection. The principle of application is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation on social distancing and is based on revolutionary artificial intelligence research. In order to precisely predict when and where crowds will form, FreMEn Adviser needs enough data to learn and improve.

Nebojsa (FreMEn Adviser app) Website

Smart Bus Madrid

Queue Management

Provider: Madrid Smart Bus Team

Coverage: Madrid, Spain

The main objective of “Smart Bus Madrid” is to provide users (in the city of Madrid) the time until the next bus or metro arrives. The app exloits the GNSS location of the user, automatically selecting the closest stop once the person has indicated the bus line or metro he wants to take. Additionally, the app represents visually if the person arrives on time or not to take the next bus, based on the distance between the user and the bus stop, the velocity of the user, and the time it takes for the bus to reach the stop. Regarding COVID-19, this feature lets people remain the minimum time possible in the streets, allowing them to exit home just in time to take the next bus.

Download on Google Play

Galileo Green Lane

Queue Management

Provider: European GNSS Agency in cooperation with the European Commission

Coverage: Europe

The Galileo Green Lane app monitors the traffic situation at TEN-T border crossings. The app provides border officials and drivers real-time awareness on the main Europe border crossings in terms of traffic and waiting time. The app also features a user interface providing drivers with a real-time visualisation of borders of interest to them, through an EU-wide map indicating Green Lane border crossing times. When drivers enter a geo-fenced area within a specified distance to a border, they can receive a notification produced by the border officers on the situation at that border. The application was developed by FoxCom and SpaceTec Partners. Visualisation is provided by Sixfold.

Greenlane Website

Download on Google Play

Supermarket Check-In

Queue Management

Provider: Apptimal Ltd

Coverage: United Kingdom

Supermarket Check-In is a social app which allows people to check their local supermarket information and stock levels, submitted by other users of the app, and then "check-in" themselves to share their own experience. Supermarket Check-In can help users to avoid the busiest time in shops. This will not only help users shop at a quieter time, but also minimise the time spent shopping by helping them choose a time when the products they need more are likely stocked.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

QueMinder

Queue Management

Provider: Private initiative, Rahul Pandey

Coverage: India

The basic idea of Queminder is to maintain a digital queue instead of crowding near any store or establishment. Users can book a time slot and get tokens for visiting stores near their location. The mobile application will notify users when it's their turn to visit the shop, removing the need to stand physically in a queue. Queminder has two interfaces: one allows users to monitor the queue and book their tokens; the second is for businesses to list themselves. Businesses listing themselves on the app can see live users joining and also set a daily limit on the number of users coming in.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

The Apps: Response Management

GINA GO

Response Management

Provider: GINA Software s.r.o.

Coverage: Czech Republic

A mobile app used for collecting data from the field, tracking of users, fast communication and ensuring the safety and security of staff. GINA GO can automatically notify users when entering a dangerous zone, for example, with an increased occurrence of infected persons to put on the protective equipment. It is suitable for first responders operating in field such as police officers, firefighters, rescuers or any volunteers who needs to be coordinated and informed about potential risks. The application also serves to monitor infected patients with the possibility of reporting an emergency situation in case of deterioration of the health situation or regular reporting of the progression of the disease. Created reports with detailed information are sent to the coordination centre and can be shared with other users for up-to-date information with a maximum level of security.

GINA GO Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Transit • Bus & Subway Times

Response Management

Provider: Transit App, Inc.

Coverage: 200 + cities globally

The app shows how to get from point A to point B via train, bus, rideshare and even bikeshare and scooter. The app will seek out your best route, offer a few alternate options, and let you know how long you can expect to be in transit. In addition, it offers step-by-step navigator when you’re going to unfamiliar destinations. Now with selected cities users can avoid crowds on public transit with new, real-time crowding information and thus minimise social distancing.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Swishd: People Powered Delivery

Response Management

Provider: Swishd Ltd

Coverage: United Kingdom

Swishd is a new request app which has launched across the Brighton and Hove region in UK where users can ask or offer help with delivery. Additionally, businesses like shops or cafes can become a drop point for a package. Unlike some delivery or help apps, charging a fee is optional and locals can just give a little time to help vulnerable people in their area. Swishd, originally built to help connect the millions of parcels being sent each day, now aims to be a lockdown lifesaver.

Swishd Ltd Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Docandu

Response Management

Provider: Docandu LTD

Coverage: Greece

Docandu is a virtual diagnostic solution not only against COVID19, but also against more than 1.200 diseases and 20.000 symptoms. The company’s product has been developed by experts (doctors and scientists) from Greece, England and Germany, as well as members of the Imperial Consulting Group at Imperial College of London. Docandu is an easy-to-use platform that helps patients and doctors communicate virtually, while constantly updating their medical records in a secured and portable way. The app uses geolocation in order to find nearby doctors.

Docandu Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Colchester Zoo

Response Management

Provider: Attraction Technology Ltd.

Coverage: United Kingdom

The Colchester zoo app helps guests to navigate safely in zoo via providing optimal routes and to identify the optimal spots on their guest routes for handwashing stations. These handwash/disinfection stations are indicated on the map as well as other facilities, animals, attractions, parking and dining. In addition, the app provides information about the Zoo’s animals and conservation. The user can also optimise the visit with the day planner.

Colchester Zoo Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

The Apps: Information dissemination

Coronamadrid

Information dissemination

Provider: Community of Madrid

Coverage: Spain

The app aims to help anyone feeling unwell evaluate their symptoms without ringing the overburdened call centres in Madrid. Citizens carry out the self-test only if they observe symptoms. The tool poses a series of questions about symptoms (do you have a cough, a temperature or breathing difficulties?), evaluates them regularly and offers instructions and recommendations in accordance with the results. It also has an optional location function to better organise the medical services to obtain a faster and more efficient response in each individual case.

Coronamadrid Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Covid-19 Ministerio de Salud

Information dissemination

Provider: Argentine Ministry of Health

Coverage: Argentina

​The app, developed by the Argentine Ministry of Health, provides a tool for a quick self-assessment of medical symptoms. In the event of symptoms compatible with those of the COVID-19 virus, the user can inform them through the application and receive guidance and / or instructions on where to go in order to receive medical assistance. The app is using geolocation for the identification of health centres closest to the user.

Download on Google Play

WHO MyHealth

Information dissemination

Provider: World Health Organization

Coverage: Global

​The application wll serve as a hub of information about how to protect yourself from the virus as well as offering travel advice and calling out misinformation that’s readily floating around about COVID-19. However, the app is expected to add more features over time, including the ability to receive location-specific notifications and self-triaging tools to help a person understand whether they may have the disease.

More information on WHO MyHealth here

061 CatSalut Responder

Information dissemination

Provider: Sistema d’ Emergències Mèdiques, SA (Servei Català de Salut)

Coverage: Catalonia

The main goal of an app is to connect a user with the emergency system and send his or her location. The app sends the user geopositioning when calling 061 (Emergencies of Catalonia). The app displays the nearest health centres, defibrillators and pharmacies, and receives health-related notifications.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

COVID-19

Information dissemination

Provider: Vietnamese Ministry of Health

Coverage: Vietnam

​​COVID-19 is a Vietnamese app developed by the Electronic Health Administration - Ministry of Health of Vietnam and the Advanced International Joint Stock Company (AIC Group).  It provides information and guidance for preventing and fighting against respiratory diseases caused by COVID-19. In addition, it enables users to search nearby hospitals, pharmacies, and certified test labs leveraging on GNSS location information.

Download on Google Play

Coronavírus - SUS

Information dissemination

Provider: Government of Brazil

Coverage: Brazil

​​​The Ministry of Health in Brazil launched the Coronavirus-SUS app with the objective of making the population aware of the Corona Virus COVID-19. The app includes information on various topics such as symptoms, how to prevent, what to do in case of suspicion and infection and a map indicating nearby health units based on geo/location. In addition, in case of suspected infection, the citizen can check if the symptoms are compatible with Corona's, and if so, they will be instructed and sent to the nearest basic health unit.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Crowdless

Information dissemination

Provider: Laterne

Coverage: UK

​​​Crowdless is helping people make informed decisions and navigate more safely as they carry out their essential tasks, providing real-time live data on the busyness of essential places that people need to visit, such as supermarkets and pharmacies thanks to combination of existing data sources and crowdsourced data to ensure that users have real-time information on how crowded places are.

Crowdless Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

MapmyIndia Move

Information dissemination

Provider: C E Info Systems Private Limited

Coverage: India

​​​The application is aimed at locating and reaching the nearest specialised facility, for example Coronavirus testing lab, isolation centre, hospitals. It enables to find and navigate with step by step voice-guided directions to the doorsteps destination with live traffic updates.

MapmyIndia Move Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Koronavirus COVID-19

Information dissemination

Provider: Charles University, Czech Republic

Coverage: Czech Republic

​​​The application provides information on topics such as symptoms, prevention, suspected infection procedures, emergency information, information and recommendations for quarantine. The app includes complete contacts for hygiene stations, medical infolines and a line for the elderly. Thanks to GNSS the user can easily navigate to the closest testing place or hygiene station. Finally, the application contains frequently asked questions and answers, the most common rumors and misinformation about coronavirus.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

The Apps: Open source, platforms, other initiatives

PEPP-PT

Open source, platforms, other initiatives

Provider: PEPP-PT

Coverage: Europe

Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) is a large European team of more than 130 members across eight European countries, including scientists, technologists, and experts from well-known international research institutions and companies. It aims at providing standards, technology, and services to countries and developers related to proximity measurement enabling tracing of infection chains across national borders embracing a fully privacy-preserving approach. Rather than providing a single application, it shares the technology needed to trace the infection across different countries.

PEPP-PT Website

Covid World

Open source, platforms, other initiatives

Provider: Sygic

Coverage: Global

​The volunteers from Slovakian company Sygic and other technology companies have developed a mobile application, which aims to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. The technology uses GNSS and Bluetooth sensors to determine if the user came into contact with an infected person in the last 14 days. By incorporating advanced algorithms, the application is capable of preventing false indications and preventing unnecessary panic. The volunteers are offering the technology to all countries and released the source code on GitHub.

Covid World Website

Download open source code on for Android and iOS

ZoomBusiness

Open source, platforms, other initiatives

Provider: GIS Planning

Coverage: North America

​ZoomBusiness is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can find open restaurants, stores and services in their region at no charge. Businesses can list themselves for free on their local ZoomBusiness site and provide customized details including websites, modified hours, delivery or curbside pickup options, promotions and gift card stimulus programs. Residents can search for area businesses by categories, including grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, health facilities, hardware stores, pet stores and automotive shops, among others.

Read more

 

The Apps: Equality and inclusion

Routago Assist

Equality and inclusion

Provider: Routago

Coverage: Germany, Switzerland, Austria

Routago introduces an innovative road-side aware routing technology and finds secure pedestrian routes in city-centers and in the country-side. It completes the worldwide already available geo data through algorithmic extension with pedestrian-specific information. Therefore the app provides accurate guidance and precise navigation instructions for pedestrians, especially for vulnerable person groups with visually impairment, physical handicap or which are less traffic-safe in general and for which accuracy and precision are crucial. The application is to be launched soon, now you can join testing trial!

Routago Assist Website

Blind Explorer

Equality and inclusion

Provider: GEKO NAVSAT

Coverage: Spain

Blind Explorer is a sensorial guidance system that integrates binaural sounds (3D sounds) as well as advanced satellite navigation technologies, allowing anybody to move autonomously and securely through unknown path without the need for mobile signal. Besides, it is especially accessible for blind or visually impaired people. The app offers navigation among high precision pre-recorded routes or paths.

Blind Explorer Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

WheelMate

Equality and inclusion

Provider: Coloplast

Coverage: Global

​WheelMate gives users an instant overview of their nearest wheelchair-friendly toilets and parking spaces on an interactive map. It is powered by wheelchair users who add and verify every single location themselves, ensuring it works the way it should. It is easy and simple to use, and it is free. The WheelMate app currently has more than 35,000 locations across 45 countries – and more are being added every day. Almost 17,000 people have downloaded the app.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Nimb

Equality and inclusion

Provider: Nimb

Coverage: Global

​​The Nimb free personal safety app allows users to call out for help in case of emergency. The SOS alert with GNSS location tracking will reach pre-selected contacts like friends and family, first responders like 112, police or medical services or nearby Nimb Community members. It also pairs with the Nimb Ring, a wearable smart ring with a panic button that provides discreet access to the app at the single touch of a button.

Nimb Website

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

fuelService

Equality and inclusion

Provider: Fuel Service Ltd

Coverage: United Kingdom

​​​This app helps disabled drivers find and get assistance refueling their vehicles. Refueling can be challenging for people who use wheelchairs and other disabled drivers, but FuelService aims to solve that challenge by showing users which gas stations have attendants who can help. User can use the app to search for and choose a gas station near by the person's location. The app will then contact the gas station to see if they can assist the disabled person. Once the user arrives, the app notifies the attendant and shows the user how many minutes it will be before they come out to help. It even includes a ratings system to help choose gas stations that have provided good assistance to others.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

Be My SOS

Equality and inclusion

Provider: Private Initiative

Coverage: Europe

​​​The BeMySOS app is designed to be used in “extreme circumstances.”, if someone is being attacked, or having any accident and there is no time to make a phone call, or let someone know the person is in real danger. BeMySOS work without any manual interaction with the device. Just by saying the voice command the app will send an alert with the exact location (SMS & email) and more info to the people of user’s preference. The application is useful for example for elderly people living alone, traffic and outdoor activities incidents, home accidents home alone, in case of violence or attack.

BeMySOS website

 

The Apps: Sport & wellness

JOHAN

Sport & wellness

Provider: JOHAN Sports B.V.

Coverage: Europe

​ The application is based on the accurate and advanced GNSS trackers to guide football and field hockey teams to optimize player performance and prevent injuries. The app is meant for both players and coaches. Players use it to input the forms and view their own results. For coaches it is meant to monitor the results of the players in the team. JOHAN Team Performance App is offered for FREE until the end of June 2020 to support people to stay fit during COVID - 19 outbreak, especially because no group training is allowed, JOHAN allows coaches to track individual training of each athlete.

Download on Google Play and Apple Store

 

Drone based applications

Disinfection & spraying of large areas to combat Covid-19

Drone based applications

Provider: UME (Spanish military emergency unit)

Coverage: Spain

​Spanish military emergency unit belonging to the Army (UME) is testing drones for spraying/disinfecting large areas. The UME has received the loan of two drones from the companies Stock RC and DroneTools. The Unit has begun to carry out tests with these drones incorporating them into the disinfection tasks in large areas, since the original design of drones is for the agricultural sector (fields, forests and large areas).

Read more here

Disinfection of key areas in Córdoba, Spain

Drone based applications

Provider: Sadeco

Coverage: Córdoba, Spain

​The municipal sanitation company of Córdoba Sadeco has been doing disinfection work in the most emblematic areas of the city to combat Covid-19. Along with his usual team, a drone has joined to facilitate this disinfection for example in the Plaza de Las Tendillas. The drone has been flying at low altitudes applying the disinfection diluted in water.

You can watch their video here

Home delivery of food & goods

Drone based applications

Provider: Alphabet Inc.’s Wing

Coverage: US

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service for toilet papers, baby food, pastries in Virginia. The pilot project is operational since 2019. The technology is particularly useful at a time when people are homebound in many cases and the need to limit human-to-human contact is important. In addition to partnerships with FedEx Corp. and the Walgreens drug-store chain, Wing recently began deliveries from a bakery and a coffee shop.

Read more here

Urgent drone delivery

Drone based applications

Provider: Connect Robotics

Coverage: Portugal

Connect Robotics offers an urgent delivery solution using drones. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for social distancing and delivery without contact became a vital need. As most patients and suspect cases are in quarantine home, pharmacies and hospitals struggle to attend an unprecedented level of requests for home delivery. In most cases, they can fulfil that need only on one or more days, what not aways is enough. With Connect Robotics help, it is possible to delivery in minutes. The solution consists of autonomous drones and a web platform for operation. Using Galileo satellite constellation in addition to GPS and GLONASS, Connect Robotics achieve a higher level of precision on navigation and delivery

Connect Robotics website

Manna Aero’s service

Drone based applications

Provider: Manna Aero

Coverage: Ireland

Manna Aero has begun a pilot drone delivery service in Moneygall, Ireland delivering medicine to vulnerable people locked in their homes. If the trial is successful, the service will be rolled out throughout Ireland, and could also be used to deliver food. Manna Aero aims to make 100 trips a day, can carry 4 kilograms of food in one go, and travels up to 50 mph across a 4-mile radius, The Times reported. Its location can be traced on the users’ smartphone, which can alert them when their delivery has arrived.

Manna Aero website

Medical drone transport

Drone based applications

Provider: Helicus

Coverage: Belgium

Helicus vision is to enable fast, reliable and affordable medical transport, like biological samples and medicines, between health care centres. Carrying critical cargo by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), will overcome the limitations of traditional ground transport, including traffic congestion and road accidents. A viable and sustainable medical transportation service by UAS requires a complex integration of processes, procedures, services and technologies. Helicus leverages its partners’ expertise and technologies to offer a best of breed integrated solution.

Helicus website

Medical Drone Service

Drone based applications

Provider: ANWB and PostNL, Avy

Coverage: Netherlands

Medical Drone Service is an initiative of ANWB and PostNL consortium. Within the initiative, the consortium is investigating with various partners what contribution drones can make in providing care at the right time and place. The drone used for this project was developed by the Dutch company Avy. The drone takes off vertically and once in altitude it starts flying horizontally. It has a special compartment suitable for the transport of medical goods. This keeps the contents of the compartment stable at all times during the transport.

Medical Drone Service website

Zipline on Demand Delivery

Drone based applications

Provider: Zipline

Coverage: Swiss, US, Rwanda, Ghana

Zipline is helping our public, private, and philanthropic partners around the world develop and execute national-scale responses to COVID-19. Zipline drone delivery complements truck delivery for vaccines, medicines, and supplies — helping to keep people at home and manage scarce supplies for health workers.

Zipline website

On-demand medical delivery

Drone based applications

Provider: Wingcopter

Coverage: Germany/Africa

Wingcopter, the developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, alongside its partners UNICEF and the African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA), came up with the concept to use Wingcopter drones to improve health supply chains during COVID-19 and to open up new long-term opportunities for youth in Africa. In more detail, the 18-month project will involve setting up a locally operated delivery drone network in Malawi, giving on-demand access to medical supplies such as COVID-19 test kits or vaccines (once available).

Wingcopter website

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Updated: Sep 04, 2020