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UAE startup relies on Blockchain to flatten COVID-19 curve

In5, UAE based start-up incubator, is assisting to design blockchain-based techniques to suppress the Coronavirus outbreak in the country and thus flatten the curve.

As per a report, Liber Health, backed by in5, is one of the platforms used to identify patients using blockchain technology. They are focused on creating a contact-free system to identify the biometric details and check suspected Coronavirus symptoms. 

The company hopes that by analyzing patients in contact with suspected Coronavirus cases, they can aid individuals to apply quarantine measures as soon as possible. It plans to open conversations with public and private sector entities, in the UAE, to execute the strategy and reduce the number of COVID-19 cases.

The CEO of Liber Health, Syed Abrar Ahmed, believes the project could potentially save “thousands of patient lives lost due to medical errors” due to the lack of auditable data; a statement supported by Dr. Sana Farid, CEO of Munfarid, a consulting firm.

in5 plans to leverage 3D printing and robotics to design protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers in the UAE. Their plans aim at keeping children engaged at home while creating a contactless verification system.