Stronger Together5 Aug, 2020
“Stronger Together” campaign to highlight importance of psychosocial support during times of stress and crisis
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 27, 2020 – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today launched the “Stronger Together” campaign to assist communities in promoting mental wellbeing and positive coping strategies during times of stress and crisis.
The campaign, which is launched as countries of the C...
LitCovid4 Aug, 2020
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 37529 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access. You can learn more at Chen et al. Nature (2020) or our FAQ, ...
Coronavirus: Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients4 Jun, 2020
Spanish coronavirus patients are taking trips to the seaside as part of their recovery from the illness.
Medical teams at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona have been photographed wheeling people to the beach as part of a programme designed to humanise intensive care units.
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France approves release of controversial COVID-19 tracking app29 May, 2020App measures proximityThe tracking app, called StopCovid, uses bluetooth to trace when a phone is in proximity to others who have the application.Once someone records a positive test for COVID-19, the application sends out an alert to those who have been in contact with that person for more than 15 minutes so they can self-isolate to prevent further spread of the virus.The phone app does not reveal the identity of the person who tests positive for coronavirus.Click here for reference
EIT Community COVID-19 Response22 May, 2020This section presents the measures, activities and solutions powered by the EIT Community, Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem powering entrepreneurs and innovators, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Innovation plays a key role in responding to the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. The world we live in is changing dramatically with significant changes to our society, how we look at opportunities and how we respond to challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sig...
Sony AI and avatarin to cooperate on remote control robots18 May, 2020
Sony AI Inc and avatarin Inc, an ANA Group company, have reached a basic agreement to work together to develop next-generation remote control robots by combining the AI and robotics technology of Sony AI with avatarin's avatar (remote control robot) technology.
Next-generation avatar robots are expected to play a central role in situations where autonomous robots have barriers to safe and cost effective deployment, and where it is difficult for people to perform physical tasks. Alo...
IRB Barcelona in the fight against COVID-1915 May, 2020
The global pandemic that we are living poses a major challenge for society at all levels. In these moments of uncertainty, IRB Barcelona has put what it knows best, cutting-edge research, at the service of the public.
IRB Barcelona’s efforts are focused on two lines of action. The first is participation in the mass PCR-based screening initiative of the Orfeu Programme, driven by the Government of Catalonia, in collaboration with the research centres CRG, IBEC and CNAG.
Download and request of 3D material13 May, 2020
The 3D Laboratory of the Parc Taulí joins the Networking initiative to make the 3D community available for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic eradication. As an expert center for 3D printing medical application, a clinical utility validation of the pieces has been performed and the 3D community is made available to the catalog with the technical design parameters, material requirements and printing parameters. Also, they are available to download the STL files of each validated piece. Th...
Open Source Medical Supplies (OSMS)12 May, 2020A repository of open source plans for medical supplies that can be made anywhere in the world out of local materials, to enable resilient local response to pandemics
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IMAGING COVID-19 AI11 May, 2020
Imaging COVID-19 AI initiative is a multicenter European project to enhance computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of COVID-19 by using artificial intelligence. The project group will create a deep learning model for automated detection and classification of COVID-19 on CT scans, and for assessing disease severity in patients by quantification of lung involvement.
Many different hospitals and institutions across Europe will collaborate to rapidly develop an artificia...
AMBOSS learning programs11 May, 2020
AMBOSS is providing a number of programs for medical students, clinicians, and institutions and educators, in order to help them continue their learning as well as help them confidentially process and apply their medical knowledge at the point-of-care.
For clinicians: Find all the clinical knowledge you need to know about COVID-19 in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German in our medical knowledge library.
10 innovative coronavirus solutions created during online hackathons8 May, 2020
There has been a flurry of activity online recently related to online coronavirus themed hackathons. What’s wonderful is the cross-border collaboration seen between remote participants, each bringing their experience to the table and working together ‘virtually’ to offer solutions to the only pandemic many of us in Europe have seen in our lifetimes.
But what happens after the hackathon is over? With such a buzz of excitement before, we often hear less than a whisper after the...