Romanian contact tracing app relies on satnav data


Numerous efforts to create apps to help monitor and map the spread of COVID-19 rely on satnav-based location data from Galileo. The CovTrack app developed on a pro-bono basis by the Romanian company RISE, for example, uses Bluetooth connections between mobile phones to store identification data the user can access to very if any contacts have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. CovTrack is a spin-off of the AGORA project for festival management, which is supposed by the European Space Agency's Navigation and Innovation and Support Programme.

Writer: Allison Barwacz
Publication: GPS World


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