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UCI team develops app for coronavirus tracing

Orange County Business Journal, April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

UCI team develops app for coronavirus tracing

University of California, Irvine researchers said they have developed a way to digitally track the spread of the coronavirus, providing a means to keep track of the COVID-19 pandemic and aiding the reopening the state’s economy. TrackCOVID is a free open-source smart phone app ….. “It’s completely voluntary, said lead author Tyler Yasaka, a software engineer and junior specialist in otolaryngology at the UCI School of Medicine. “We’re actually just tracking the point where transmission could occur.” … The UICI researchers say their app preserves privacy.