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Using COVID-19 Pandemic as an Opportunity for Technology Usage Inspiration and Innovation for Thailand

Using COVID-19 Pandemic as an Opportunity for Technology Usage Inspiration and Innovation for Thailand

2021-03-29 181

Using COVID-19 Pandemic as an Opportunity for Technology Usage Inspiration and Innovation for Thailand

Amidst the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the medical is looking for a novel method to assist the authorities (Village Health Volunteers; VHVs) in identifying a prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms and controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies that would help understand the COVID-19 symptoms and can easily track the spread of COVID-19. This includes but is not limited to: the usage of mathematical operations to understand COVID-19 pandemic, challenges faced by VHVs to identify the operational constraints, and suggested mitigation strategies. Therefore, AI can help us fight this virus by population monitoring, screening, medical notification, suggestions about infection control, medical notification and suggestions about COVID-19 outbreak management, and have become an ammunition to fight this war.
 
After having received a Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant, the team of researchers in Thailand (Asst. Prof. Dr. Kittipol Wisaeng, Dr. Amporn, Dr. Petcharat Lovichakorntikul, and Prof. Dr. Worawat Sa-ngaimvibool) are working with University of the West of England in United Kingdom (Professor Dr. Vikas Kumar, Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management). Therefore, this project is the product of a strong coalition between the Mahasarakham University and University of the West of England in the United Kingdom. This software will be available to rural areas in Thailand in January 2022 for leverages vast sums of data to enable a decision support system and support effectively understand the impact of COVID-19.
 
The tool kit has two main elements, predictive modeling and creating the models that identify infection hotspots. Additionally, it can be easily used for COVID-19 and all future pandemics.



 

 

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