The United Arab Emirates startup in5 is helping to develop blockchain-based methods to curb the country’s COVID 19 pandemic and thereby smooth the curve.
Liber Health, supported by in5, is one of the patient identification platforms supported by blockchain technology, according to a report released on May 20. They create a contactless system to detect biometric identification data and analyze suspicious symptoms of COVID-19.
Liber Health hopes that patient follow-up on suspected cases of COVID-19 can help follow-up patients to take quarantine measures as soon as possible.
Liber Health plans to expand talks with large public and private sector companies, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, to use the technology and reduce the number of COVID-19 infections.
The platform could save patient lives due to misdiagnosis
Syed Abrar Ahmed, CEO of Liber Health, believes the platform could “save thousands of patient lives lost through medical errors” caused by the lack of verifiable data. a statement by Dr. Sana Farid, founder and CEO of the consulting firm Munfarid.
in5 is also trying to use 3D printing and robotics to develop personal protective equipment for medical workers at the forefront of the country. The robotics they propose aims to keep children at home while creating a non-contact biometric identification system.
Majed Al Suwaidi, CEO of Dubai Media City and head of in5, said:
“Dubai has always been a talent center, and we enable highly skilled people with innovative ideas to thrive in our industry-oriented ecosystems. Some of the most demanding minds are now developing life-saving products and services to fight the virus, while others are proactively approaching the relevant authorities, to give them knowledge and experience. “
Other blockchain use cases to combat COVID-19
Cointelegraph reported on April 17 about a partnership between the IoT blockchain startup Ubirch and Centogene, which is listed on Nasdaq. This association hopes to provide a solution to securely manage the results of COVID-19 mass tests.
Blockchain-based solutions are also used to alleviate COVID-19 problems in Latin America. Cointelegraph Spanish reported on May 20 that the implementation of crypto and blockchain solutions in Colombia is getting a boost.