158 projects

Let's keep connected (revised version)

We will develop an interactive chatbot to provide support to confined people not only during the COVID19 crisis, but also after the confinement, in the exit and post-exit phase. The public authorities and some NGOs are offering support services to help people facing specific problems, and the same should be the case for the COVID19 crisis. It is of prime importance for these Luxembourgish services not to be overwhelmed by wrong enquiries, and also to be able to serve the maximum amount of enquiries. A majority of them could be targeted on same frequently asked questions. The chatbot that we...

Support in the Luxembourg for app-based contact tracing of Covid-19 A longitudinal study using an...

In absence of cure, a lockdown exit strategy requires non-medical interventions such as social distancing to contain Covid-19 diffusion. Innovative apps for smartphones have been proposed to contain new outbreaks by quickly alert people in case of contact with infected people. Various technical solutions are available, but the basic idea is that an app in the mobile phone registers other users of the app in close proximity. If an app user is diagnosed with the coronavirus, all people who have recently been in close proximity to this person are notified immediately. Despite the evident adva...

CoVAlert - Development of an early warning system for the surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic...

Luxembourg recently decided to test the whole population for SARS-CoV-2. The result of this immense effort will deliver 'only' a temporary snap shot and a continuous investigation difficult to. Alternatively, a retrospective investigation of pathogens in waste water enables countries to get a cost-effective and easy-to-obtain information of the country prevalence of Covid-19. First attempts have been made in this respect to identify the virus in urban wastewater as an easily accessible source to catch information of a whole community at one point, i.e. the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) ...

Evaluation of the risk factors to COVID-19 among the population 50+

In this project, we aim to evaluate the relationship between characteristics of the individuals aged 50 and above and their vulnerability to COVID-19. Although individuals aged 50+ do not represent the entire population, they have been identified as the most vulnerable group to COVID-19. We will start the analysis by studying the composition of this population group in Luxembourg (in terms of well-known and potential risk factors). As a next step, we will do the same exercise for other European countries to better understand the diversity in the prevalence of risk factors across countries a...

Earth Observation Data for Epidemic Management (EODEM)

Previous experience with using Earth Observation (EO) data for monitoring and mitigating the spread of the Ebola virus shows that EO data can be an important tool in the response to global pandemics such as COVID-19. Indeed, in the European Union, Copernicus data is already being used to monitor the various effects of COVID-19 and the response to it. This project seeks to build on these experiences to understand how EO capabilities and resources can be implemented to better manage epidemics and pandemics as well as what measures are needed to protect from the wrongful uses of these resource...

WINDFALL: Wireless Network Data Fusion for Analysing Indoor Social Distancing Levels

Contact tracing apps are designed to quickly identify and interrupt infection chains using communication technologies. While geolocation approaches have been considered at an early stage, the most promising solutions now rely on the use of Bluetooth and signal strength measurements. However, although these solutions can trace an infected person's contacts quickly, they suffer from significant issues, which suggest that the production of advanced social distancing indicators and manual tracing are still needed. WINDFALL will implement a platform for monitoring crowd behaviour patterns in ...

Covid-19 Detection by Cough and Voice Analysis (CDCVA)

Emergency service hospital center receives a huge number of calls in epidemic period, among these calls there are critical cases that need rapid intervention, it may be delayed to answer these cases. Therefore, we suggest a solution by giving an indication of health status of the person calling directly when hearing his voice and cough. This indicator depends on finding a degree of correspondence between the caller's voice, cough signatures and that of certain patients with the Covid-19 virus. The solution proposed by CDCVA project can also be used effectively by health professionals for re...

CoLiBri - COVID19 Literature Browser for Scientific Investigations

Researchers around the world are in a race against the clock to find treatments, vaccines and diagnosis methods for COVID19. A major hurdle lies in the necessity to digest an abundant scientific literature which grows by the day. Keeping up with such a growth requires appropriate visual text analytics software, combining the power of text mining algorithms with the flexibility of interactive visualizations. The CoLiBri proposal aims to give free access to the COVID19 researcher community around the world to the Papyrus literature visualization software developed at LIST (https://colibri...

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