University helps mass production of protection screens

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A team from the Higher Technical School of Architecture (ETSA), the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Institute of Heritage Restoration (IRP) from Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV) is working, thanks to the collaboration of the Territorial School of Architects of Valencia (CTAV), in the mass manufacturing of protection screens for healthcare staff exposed to COVID-19, through semi-industrialised serial casting techniques. The CTAV contributes economically to manufacturing this equipment. Read More

DeteCCovid provided to health authorities

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Researchers develop a system based on smartphone-tracking to establish the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), belonging to the VRAIN Institute, have developed DeteCCovid, a computer tool based on an algorithm that, by anonymously tracking smartphones, will help to detect people who have been close to a user infected with COVID-19. In addition, it will classify the risk of infection (very high, high, etc.) according to the distance and the time of contact. It is a development, at laboratory scale, that the researchers have provided health authorities with to manage the pandemic.

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Semanticbots creates an inclusive and accessible chatbot on Covid-19

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The firm Semanticbots, linked to Espaitec, the Science and Technology Park of the Universitat Jaume I, has created an inclusive and accessible chatbot with all the information about coronavirus. This chatbot, known as SayOBO, is available in Spanish and Valencian, and allows people with visual impairment and the elderly to consult all the digital information about Covid-19 on many platforms. Read More