UC Irvine tracks coronavirus infections through new mobile app

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a free application to identify people who may have come into contact with COVID-19 by securely tracking users’ locations. … “Contact tracing is the process of tracking down and isolating people who may have been exposed to an infectious disease after someone has tested positive,” Tyler Yasaka, a researcher at the UCI School of Medicine …. UCI researchers said their new open-source smartphone application, TrackCOVID, works … by creating a graph of interactions that anonymizes users’ exact movement patterns.