The social distancing APP is a community project initiated by Taiwan Centers of Disease Control and Taiwan AI Labs
aiming to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
Guarantee Personal Privacy
Taiwan Social Distancing App leveraged Bluetooth device signal to estimate the physical social interactions out of devices close to individual. The data with anonymous hashed ID history is stored at each individual device for up to 28 days.
Reduce Exposure Risk by Reducing Number
Social distance App will provide the number of physical social interactions simulated by nearby devices signals to support daily decision on travel, commute or shopping.
User has control of the App and is the key decision maker to install or remove. Restrictions are fundamentally adhered to on an individual, voluntary basis.
Reduce the Economic Impact
When it comes to decisions on closure of nonessential business. There are obvious, huge trade-offs between public health and economic vitality. If everyone can carefully reduce the physical social interaction number and business can creatively run in the low social interaction way, the official can reduce the mandatory shut down of local economic.
Flatten the Curve
Since SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, a series of methods in Taiwan had been taken to reduce reproduction number, or R0. Disease modelers and epidemiologists with AI algorithms joined AI Labs to fight the spread of new infections. The process is known as flattening the curve. Taiwan Social Distancing App will play a key role to encourage people to keep daily routine with lower nonessential physical contacts.
If owner of a device with Taiwan Social Distancing App confirmed infectious diseases, the individual can choose to share the anonymous hashed ID number. Therefore, the device ever physically close to the individual will get noticed without knowing who was confirmed and when was the interactions. It will help to save other lives with privacy protected.