Irish tech firms join the fight against the coronavirus

From patient-assessing bots to using data to track symptoms, software developers and start-ups are building tools to take on the current crisis

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
12th April, 2020
Irish tech firms join the fight against the coronavirus
The Medbot by Akkure uses HSE guidelines to provide a 90-second coronavirus self-assessment to patients and then offers guidance to them

An Irish business has developed a bot that can help work out the chances of becoming infected with coronavirus and provide location data to the health service about potential outbreak spots.

The Medbot by Akkure, a start-up based out of NovaUCD in Dublin, uses HSE guidelines to provide a 90-second self-assessment to patients, with more than 33,000 tests conducted since it was launched last month.The bot then provides advice on what the user should do...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

A three-decade wait for overnight success

On the cusp of a new reality

Always be mindful

Magic Leap boss wants a broader metaverse vision