The primary purpose of the majority of use-cases has been to support the local response and mitigate the effects of lockdown. However, we are starting to see examples of use-cases designed to build future resilience and aid the recovery; these have been particularly prominent in the transport sector. For example, the Commonplace Mapping Tool which allows users to highlight pinch points across Glasgow City Centre, where measures such as pavement widening and new cycle lanes could be introduced to help people maintain physical distancing.
In a project at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), researchers have built an AI-driven test to screen for COVID-19, in the first hour of a patient arriving at an emergency department. The AI model - trained using laboratory bloods, blood gases, and observations recorded routinely during 115,000 presentations to Oxfordshire’s Emergency Departments - looks for a ‘biochemical and physiological signature’ of COVID-19.