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A new COronaVIDen app encourages citizens to help understand the Corona pandemic

The new COronaVIDen app is a research app that collects activity data from smartphones, smartwatches and fitnessbands. Researchers from Department of Computer Science participate in the research project that analyse the collected activity and questionnaire data from citizens.

Everyone can contribute to the research – both healthy citizens and citizens who have experienced Corona infection. In the COronaVIDen app, users will get an overview of their changes in activity data from January 1st, 2019, until the project ends summer 2021. Users will also see their own data compared to other citizens who have downloaded the app.

The aim is to generate new knowledge about the development of Covid-19 and its impact on the infected citizens’ households, and their daily life. Among other things, the focus will be on investigating differences in the course of the disease, hidden signs of infection, symptoms as well as the late consequences that previously infected citizens continue to struggle with.

It is expected that knowledge from the project can inspire solutions that can support and qualify the dialogue between families and their GP. At the same time, the project can contribute to future strategies for combating the spread of viruses.

The Coronavirus app can be downloaded from App Store and Google Play. Read more at coronaviden.dk

Project partners

The project behind COronaVIDen app is called CoronaLytics and is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark. The project is being carried out in a partnership between Aarhus University (Department of Public Health and Department of Computer Science),  the Alexandra Institute, the Research Unit for General Practice in Aarhus, the Danish Technological Institute and the MedTech Innovation Consortium