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GOQii launches ‘Contact Tracking’ features to contain spread of COVID19

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Citizens must resort to preventive measures to ensure early detection and curtailing of the spread of coronavirus

GOQii has launched ‘Contact Tracking’ features, to help users track every movement, activity and also track those who have been in close contact with them. The updated feature will effectively help in social distancing as is recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Users can immediately backtrack every movement and individuals that one has come in contact with, in the last few days. This will ensure prevention, quick detection of virus carriers and thus curtail the spread of the virus.

Citizens must come together and fight the rapid spread of the virus, by adopting preventive measures, the only solution that is viable at this point. Contact tracing is a mechanism closely linked with case detection and investigation processes so that subsequent symptomatic patients can be effectively managed.

According to WHO, people in close contact with someone who is infected are at a higher risk of becoming infected themselves, and of further infecting others. Closely watching these contacts after exposure to an infected person will help the contacts to get rapid care, treatment and thus prevent further transmission of the virus.

Thus ‘self-tracking’ is essential and should be followed to track one’s daily routine. GOQii has specially updated the app to help users self-track, to the level of keeping a tab on every person one must have come in contact with, like cab sharing apps like Uber, Lyft, Ola, E-commerce and food delivery services like Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy and Zomato. One can record the person’s name, contact number as well as photographs.

The app follows the privacy policy. The data logged by the user is private to the user. The privacy settings in the app let the users decide whether they want to share their logs publicly, with just their friends or keep them visible only to themselves.

Healthcare authorities and professionals can leverage GOQii’s cutting-edge wearable, artificial intelligence and coaching ecosystem to accelerate COVID-19 surveillance and interventions.

“The GOQii COVID-19 related app features will help with contact tracing and remote quarantine management. We are hoping that we could play a major role in helping people take all precautions as well as help the government and health authorities, to be able to contain COVID19. We hope our combined efforts will rapidly lead to a better epidemiological understanding of COVID-19. Our goal is to improve the outcomes of the global community—as more people become infected,” said Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO, GOQii.

Apart from tracking daily activity, the app will also enable users to track symptoms related to coronavirus and distinguishing symptoms including headache, cough, cold, flu and difficulty in breathing etc. Keeping your immunity intact is important in such a crisis situation. Users can have free access to GOQii Play live for workouts and access to updates from experts, while working out in the confines of your home to avoid social contact.

COVID19 tracking related app features

  • Track body temperature, weight, heart rate, blood sugar and other vitals.
  • Symptoms like cough, cold, difficulty in breathing etc.
  • Food and activity log with location.
  • Log contacts – time spent with people at various occasions.
  • Uber, Lyft, Ola rides with driver details.
  • Food delivery and other delivery services, name and phone number of delivery persons.

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