Mobile Optimized

Web-application

No need to download an app
Live Case Reporting

For Health Authorities

With public and private views of data
100% Customizeable

User Experience

With enhanced map overlays and filters
SMS Text Alerting

Built-in notifications

Encourage symptom re-submission
COVID -19 Crowdsourced Community Spread Data

COVID- 19 Crowdsourced Symptom Mapping

Enable crowdsourced community spread reporting, and engage the public in the fight to defeat Covid-19.

Gabe Jones | System Architect

Lee McArthur | Administrator

   

Zeeshan Ali | Data Scientist

Kai Huebner | GIS Architect

ABOUT COVIDIQ

About CovidIQ

The team behind CovidIQ is a multinational group of volunteers who wanted to help their communities in the fight against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They recognized the value that crowdsourced community health data provides to regional health authorities as they try and get a handle on community spread of the disease. They are supported by a team of advisors across the medical and epidemiology field. There are serveral similar projects being run in other countries, however, CovidIQ is the only tool designed from the ground up to be provided to, and run by regional health authorities (vs. private entities). Data produced through CovidIQ is a leading indicator of the disease, and not a lagging indicator.

Key features of CovidIQ include:

  • - Optimized for mobile, without the need to download an app.
  • - Completely customizable.
  • - Live reporting.
  • - Anonymous user data, strengthened by phone verification.
  • - Data submitted is completely secure, and owned by the health authority.
  • - SMS Alerting capability allows constant re-engagement with the community.
CovidIQ - Key Features

CovidIQ - Features

The CovidIQ platform was designed for to be used and managed by Healthcare authorites. Some of the platforms core features include:

Mobile Optimized

Secure

Customizable

SMS Alerting

Verified Data

Live Reporting

CovidIQ - Benefits

You can't fight an enemy you can't see.

As COVID-19 continues its march across communities around the world, healthcare authorities are scrambling to get a handle on how far the virus has spread. Testing and statistical models are the only tools available to authorities to try and understand how far COVID-19 has spread through the community. It’s a best-guess scenario.

Research published on March 30th found that countries have only discovered on average about 6% of coronavirus infections and the true number of infected people worldwide may already have reached several tens of millions. It is estimated that 40-70% of the population will become infected with COVID-19 by the end of 2020(Harvard University).

That leaves a large gap in available data to understand where the coronavirus is hiding in the population. This data is absolutely critical for healthcare authorities to create strategies and deploy resources to slow the spread of COVID-19.

CovidIQ is designed to capture and share that data, thanks to the overwhelming willingness of the population to help do their part to defeat the virus. Technology like CovidIQ produce data that provides governments with a leading indicator of the disease (vs lagging indicators), through a tool that can quickly and easily deploy in their communities.

COVID -19 Prevention

Coronavirus Prevention

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience

“There are Decades Where Nothing Happens, and There are Weeks Where Decades Happen”

There are millions of people who got affected around the world with CORONAVIRUS or officially COVID-19. In this tragic situation, let’s support each other and spread love to families who have lost their loved ones.

Let’s practice:

  • Maintain social distance
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • Drink more water
  • Cover your face with a mask
  • Stay informed and follow given advice.
Hand Wash Process

Set of Rules How to Wash your Hands

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience

Water and Soap
Palm to Palm
Between Fingurs
Focus on Thumbs
Back of Hands
Focus on Wrists
CovidIQ FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

CovidIQ is a purpose-built COVID-19 community symptom reporting tool for regional healthcare authorities. Your most frequently asked questions are here.

CovidIQ was built from the ground up to be issued to, and run by regional Health Authorities. We believe that community Health programs like crowdsourced symptom mapping, can only be succesful if run by the proper officials. CovidIQ was built on the belief that people want to help their local government defeat Covid-19 - and easy to use technology like CovidIQ can help enable that.

CovidIQ provides authorities with a data-type called a "leading indicator" of the disease. Leading indicators help provide trends of where the virus is going next, how it spreads in an area, and most importantly, how effective strategies have been in controlling outbreaks. Symptom reporting tools like CovidIQ are all enabling entire communities to proactively report their health status, providing authorities with an insight into the spread of this disease that they didn't have before.

Yes! Crowdsourced health data from the community is widely seen as a valuable tool against novel diseases like COVID-19. There are tools live and in-use in the United States, Canada, the UK and others. CovidIQ differs from all of these in that it is intended to be provided directly by government officials, and not through private enterprise.

CovidIQ was conceived, designed and built by a small team of volunteers in the small island archipelago of Bermuda. The team is supported by a handful of expert advisors from around the world.

No! The application is light, and optimized for a highly efficient mobile phone experience all via the web-browser. No need to wait for app-store approvals! The service can be up and running in your region in no-time!

CovidIQ was built to be light, and easily configurable to match the rules and policies of each end-user health region. Essentially everything can be changed from the front-end (including rules and symptom dependencies) to back-end administation.

Yes, absolutely. The first health-authority we partnered with uses a weighted scoring system with inter-depdencies on non-symptomatic data such as age, gender, and the existence of pre-existing medical conditions.

Yes. We have created a separate portal for administrators that is more focused on the presentation and sorting of large quantities of data, vs the public view which is focused on the collection of the data.

Absolutley. Sending users to a well-known healthcare web domain goes a long way to garnering trust and encouraging feedback.

The founders of CovidIQ started this project with the intent to help as many communities around the world as they could. To help accellerate this vision, CovidIQ is provided to Health-Care authorities for a low license fee for use during the COVID-19 epidemic. Costs for the service (SMS, Hosting, custom development) are passed-through to the regional health-care providers to ensure stable and performant operation of the service.

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:

  • - Rest and Sleep
  • - Weep Warm
  • - Drink Plenty of Liquids
  • - Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a Sore Throat and Cough

If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-2019 and can be harmful:

  • - Smoking
  • - Wearing multiple masks

In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.

Currently, the source of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus (CoV) causing COVID-19 is unknown. All available evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 has a natural animal origin and is not a constructed virus. SARS-CoV-2 virus most probably has its ecological reservoir in bats. SARS-CoV-2, belongs to a group of genetically related viruses, which also include SARS-CoV and a number of other CoVs isolated from bats populations. MERS-CoV also belongs to this group, but is less closely related.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

Latest News

Recent Blog Posts & News

Latest news from the CovidIQ project. Look here for product updates, new partnerships, and insights from the data we collect with our healthcare partners.

Student works virtually on virus-tracking app

May 8th, 2020, Royal Gazette - A student spent weeks in quarantine and lockdown as part of an international team that designed an online tool to track potential cases of Covid-19.

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HealthIQ Launched in Bermuda

Aired on May 6th, 2020, BBC Bermuda - Data collection website, Health IQ, has been launched to track people's health and potential cases of COVID19 on island.It received backing by the Bermuda Health Council and the Department of Health and developers are looking for all 64,000 residents to register. Jasmine Patterson reports.

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Online Covid-19 Tool ‘HealthIQ’ Released

May 3rd, 2020, Bernews - The Health Council announced the release of HealthIQ, which they said is a “simple online tool that will help us as a community in our efforts to progress from phase one through phase four of Covid-19 restrictions.”

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Bermuda Health Council partners with CovidIQ

May 1st, 2020 - We are proud to announce our first partner in The Bermuda Health Council, who will be introducing our platform across the country of Bermuda under the banner "HealthIQ". The project will also be integrated with contact-tracing technology.

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CovidIQ introduces SMS alerting capability via Twillio

April 15th, 2020 - CovidIQ has introduced SMS alerting capability into the platform to assist in user re-engagement. Having users come back to update their symptoms is of vital importance to healthcare authorities. Alerts can also be customized as needed.

CovidIQ launched to help health authorities defeat Covid-19

April 1st, 2020 - The team behind CovidIQ is proud to announce the availability of the CovidIQ platform - a service for healthcare authorities to use to collect community health data to help in the fight against COVID-19.