Saturday, March 28, 2020

PPE for infectious disease preparedness featured in research paper from 2016 relevant for response to COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has been putting a strain on healthcare workers around the world. We often forget all the challenges that frontline healthcare professionals have to face, including the use of personal protective equipment. This paper from 2016 describes the evaluation during the ebola crisis, which has excellent recommendations for healthcare workers and managers around the world when dealing with COVID-19.

Friday, March 27, 2020

CBB member Alexander Wong's research uses open-source software to improve COVID-19 screening with AI

chest x-ray showing two patients with COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup on a project that aims to use AI to improve COVID-19 screening.

The Waterloo research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is looking to enlist expertise from around the world to aid in the project.

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