6 Helpful Innovations in the COVID-19 Era

Published April 14th, 2020 - 11:42 GMT

COVID-19 has been having a negative impact on our lives, economy, mobility, commerce and many other aspects. On the other side, it brought to the forefront the fruits of investing in technology and innovative industries. Technology has been leading the scene under the current lockdown. Here are 6 innovative technologies that are being used during this critical period.

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Delivery robots

1. Delivery robots: Food delivery was recommended to maintain social distancing, but this risk of contracting COVID-19 through food delivery remains possible as the delivery person might be infected but not showing symptoms. Therefore, in some countries like the US and China, robots are being used for delivery ensuring a higher level of protection. (Twitter: @TechChurch)

E-bracelets to track COVID-19 active cases

2. E-bracelets to track COVID-19 active cases: Some countries like Bahrain and South Korea, e-bracelets and apps are being used to track active COVID-19 cases. Their purpose is to ensure that people under compulsory home-quarantine are complying by the rules and regulations. (Bahrain’s Ministry of Health)

Online learning (remote education)

3. Online learning (remote education): As a protection measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, numerous countries closed down schools and universities. Nevertheless, education didn’t stop thanks to technology. Students around the world are resuming their classes online interacting with their professors and with each other, and accessing resources and educational tools from the comfort and safety of their homes. (Twitter: @1516CJP)

Drones for disinfecting the streets and for monitoring streets during lockdowns

4. Drones: Drones are being used in various countries to monitor and disinfect the streets during the lockdown. In Spain, the police flew drones with speakers around public places to warn citizens on coronavirus lockdown .In China and UAE, drones are being used to disinfectant pavements and public squares. (Twitter: @AppSapp)

Robots for monitoring streets during lockdowns

5. Robots for monitoring streets during lockdowns: In Tunisia, surveillance robots are being used to patrol the streets during lockdown. The robots ask pedestrians passing by to show their ID to enable police officers to check if they have permission to be out upon the nationwide lockdown announced by the government. (Twitter: @HPTarget)

Apps for conducting work meetings

6. Apps for conducting work meetings: Some industries like tourism were highly affected by the novel coronavirus. However, various businesses continued operating remotely with the help of apps which enable virtual meetings such as Zoom, Skype and Teams. These apps made virtual meetings possible, interactive and cost/time-effective. (Twitter: @DursleyTownAFC)

Delivery robots
E-bracelets to track COVID-19 active cases
Online learning (remote education)
Drones for disinfecting the streets and for monitoring streets during lockdowns
Robots for monitoring streets during lockdowns
Apps for conducting work meetings
Delivery robots
1. Delivery robots: Food delivery was recommended to maintain social distancing, but this risk of contracting COVID-19 through food delivery remains possible as the delivery person might be infected but not showing symptoms. Therefore, in some countries like the US and China, robots are being used for delivery ensuring a higher level of protection. (Twitter: @TechChurch)
E-bracelets to track COVID-19 active cases
2. E-bracelets to track COVID-19 active cases: Some countries like Bahrain and South Korea, e-bracelets and apps are being used to track active COVID-19 cases. Their purpose is to ensure that people under compulsory home-quarantine are complying by the rules and regulations. (Bahrain’s Ministry of Health)
Online learning (remote education)
3. Online learning (remote education): As a protection measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, numerous countries closed down schools and universities. Nevertheless, education didn’t stop thanks to technology. Students around the world are resuming their classes online interacting with their professors and with each other, and accessing resources and educational tools from the comfort and safety of their homes. (Twitter: @1516CJP)
Drones for disinfecting the streets and for monitoring streets during lockdowns
4. Drones: Drones are being used in various countries to monitor and disinfect the streets during the lockdown. In Spain, the police flew drones with speakers around public places to warn citizens on coronavirus lockdown .In China and UAE, drones are being used to disinfectant pavements and public squares. (Twitter: @AppSapp)
Robots for monitoring streets during lockdowns
5. Robots for monitoring streets during lockdowns: In Tunisia, surveillance robots are being used to patrol the streets during lockdown. The robots ask pedestrians passing by to show their ID to enable police officers to check if they have permission to be out upon the nationwide lockdown announced by the government. (Twitter: @HPTarget)
Apps for conducting work meetings
6. Apps for conducting work meetings: Some industries like tourism were highly affected by the novel coronavirus. However, various businesses continued operating remotely with the help of apps which enable virtual meetings such as Zoom, Skype and Teams. These apps made virtual meetings possible, interactive and cost/time-effective. (Twitter: @DursleyTownAFC)

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