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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


Covid-19: 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'.


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.


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.


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.


MedCo: EPFL software to enable secure data-sharing for hospitals

The MedCo system - developed in the Laboratory  for Data Security (LDS) of Jean-Pierre Hubaux, academic director of C4DT, in collaboration with the Lausanne University Hospital CHUV - aims to facilitate medical research on pathologies, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by enabling secure computations on decentralized data. The unique software has recently been deployed at three Swiss hospitals, CHUV, HUG and Inselspital in Bern. Please click below for more info.


Coronavirus: an app that warns of a risky contact, several C4DT labs involved.

A consortium of European researchers, including several from EPFL and C4DT, has developed the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) application, which should enable everyone to be informed if they have been in contact with a coronavirus carrier while guaranteeing anonymity. The aim is to develop a totally anonymous monitoring and alert protocol based on Bluetooth technology. Please click below to read the article in French.


Coronavirus: What is in store for Switzerland?

Coronavirus: What is in store for Switzerland? Early March during the broadcast 10vor10 on SRF, Marcel Salathé, Professor of Epidemiology at EPFL, talked about measures and scenarios in Switzerland. Please click below for more info.


What's next after the lockdown?

What happens after April 19? Epidemiologist Marcel Salathé, professor at EPFL, explains in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung how Switzerland could get out of the lockdown. Please click below for more information