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MIT develops COVID-19 contact tracing system inspired by Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature

by Rahul Chauhan
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a system for tracking COVID-19 contacts while preserving an individual’s privacy. To automate contact tracking, the system uses short-range Bluetooth signals or & # 39; beeps & # 39; emitted from people’s smartphones to nearby devices to help identify if they have been near an infected person, the official release notes said. Apple’s ‘Find My’ function also uses beeps to locate the lost device.

When a person tests positive, they can upload their list of chirps that their smartphone has sent in the past 14 days to a database, where other people can scan to see if every match has been picked up by their phone. If there is an agreement, the person is informed of the possible exposure to the virus and the next steps are suggested. The researchers successfully prototyped the system and also achieved interoperability between platforms and device models. They are now working in partnership with smartphone manufacturers and software developers. (ANI)

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