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Jun 19, 2020 News

Vaud and Geneva join forces to create the Trust Valley

Building on the expertise of 300 companies and 500 experts, the Vaud and Geneva Cantons of Switzerland are launching the Trust Valley, a public private cooperation for safe digital transformation, cybersecurity and innovation. Among the founding partners are C4DT members ELCA, Kudelski Group and SICPA. For more information please click below.

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May 28, 2020 Press reviews

SwissCovid: possible tracing this summer?

La Liberté wonders about the possibility of tracing abroad this summer. Professor at EPFL Carmela Troncoso, answered these questions during C4DT's webinar "SwissCovid - a proximity-tracing app against COVID-19: building trust in a technology solution" held on May 27. Click below to read the article

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May 27, 2020 Press reviews

SwissCovid: Edouard Bugnion, Vice President for Information Systems at EPFL, speaks on RTS

According to Edouard Bugnion, Vice-President for Information Systems at EPFL, guaranteeing data protection is at the heart of the project: "This technology must not be abused for other purposes. The most important point of our approach is that the information collected always remains on the phone and is never shared, neither with Google and Apple, nor with the FOPH", he explained in the 12h30 session. Click below to listen to the full interview

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May 6, 2020 Press reviews

Carmela Troncoso "The virus-tracking app is designed to protect society"

Professor at EPFL, Carmela Troncoso, 37, is in charge of the IT component of the tracing system that Switzerland is preparing. The launch, expected on 11 May, has been delayed by debates at the legislative level. In the meantime, an exclusive meeting with a researcher concerned about health and privacy. For more information please click below

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Apr 20, 2020 Press reviews

Covid-19: SICPA works towards an immunological passport for the sick

Three companies, including Sicpa,  have imagined a mobile application for the patients to certify that a person has been infected. Responding to a call for projects from the French Ministry of Defence, a consortium of three companies (Sicpa, OpenHealth and Guardtime) has just proposed a first turnkey solution. For more information click below to read the article which appeared in the French journal 'Le Journal du Dimanche'.

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Apr 14, 2020 News

ESL Lab developed a new app that can help detect the coronavirus

Five researchers at EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), headed by C4DT-affiliated Prof. David Atienza, have developed an artificial intelligence-based system, called Coughvid, that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you might have COVID-19. Click here to access the app. For more information access EPFL's announcement below.

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Apr 9, 2020 News

C4DT's Lead Developer participates at LauzHack Against COVID-19

C4DT's lead developer, Linus Gasser, participated in last weekend's LauzHack Against COVID-19, which is a 72h online hackathon dedicated to fighting the coronavirus crisis, to develop an app called Indie-Pocket. It uses various sensor data from the smartphone and a supervised classification technique to decipher in which pocket/body location the smartphone is located at that time. This inference will help measure distance between people's phones via Bluetooth as part of EPFL's privacy-preserving proximity tracking work, an EPFL project referred to as PEPP-PT. For more information, click below.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press reviews

MedCo: Swiss software will analyse the hospital data, a valuable aid against the virus

Developed in the Laboratory for Data Security (LDS) headed by Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux at EPFL, in collaboration with the Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), the MedCo software allows hospitals to make calculations on the data they collectively have at their disposal without transferring or decrypting it. Please click below for more info.

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