COVID19 impact: Future Tech launches Pandemic Management Solution "RebuildTheChain"

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COVID19 impact: Future Tech launches Pandemic Management Solution "RebuildTheChain"

COVID19 impact: Future Tech launches Pandemic Management Solution "RebuildTheChain"

SC PP   ¦    May 14, 2020 09:17:55 AM (IST)

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Given the importance of tracking and limiting the spread of the COVID19 virus through various methodologies from social distancing to the use of advanced technology, We are Future Tech Inc, (www.wearefuturetech.com) team has partnered with Accubits Technologies to launch a Pandemic Management Solution “Rebuild the Chain”.

This software platform through its unique feature of automation enables the pandemic exposure analysis and projecting the pandemic spread. In this system the end users can be accessed through a mobile app while the government and public health authorities can manage everything from model management, contact tracing to public communications.

RebuildTheChain uses sensor fusion technologies (Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and Cell Phone triangulation) to accurately perform contract tracing and exposure analysis. The platform is built on top of blockchain technology and enables governments to enforce a partial economic lockdown via health-card based access system and also enables the health departments to efficiently control the spread of the pandemic. It can help revive the economy struggling under the weight of the COVID19 pandemic by allowing economic activity safely.

For people that don’t understand blockchain technology, it provides an added layer of security that makes the citizen data on RebuildTheChain, nearly impossible to hack.

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Daniel Sloan, Founder of Future Tech (www.wearefuturetech.com) said “When I saw the citizen tracking feature of the App, the first thing I thought was “I don’t want the government tracking my every move.” But then I learned that all the data is anonymous, which alleviated that concern.

His next question was “How can I trust the government won’t view my information without my consent?” Accubits explained that the data is encrypted in a way that makes it impossible for anyone to view the data without a private key. Even in the event a citizen tests positive for COVID 19, the government still must ask that citizens provide them with their private key in order to unlock their data.

Future Tech and its resellers Dragon Gateway, Liquiditi FZE, Cybermate Infotek are now helping to educate the governments & enterprises and are working with on how they can utilize this technology to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help people get back to work and their normal lives faster.

Here's an in-depth look at RebuildingTheChain:
This pandemic has put the world in an economic recession and the only way to combat this slump in the economy is to impose partial lockdowns and isolations instead of a complete one. Using RebuildTheChain, governments can issue digital health cards to citizens to represent their current health status. The system will assign health cards to a user based on their recent activities, such as the places they have visited and the people they have interacted with. A person is more likely to get affected by COVID19 if they visit a hot zone – which is a place where many COVID cases are reported or if they’ve come in close contact with a patient. Public places like banks, shopping malls, workplaces, etc. will only allow entry to people with ‘no risk’ health cards.

The platform mainly consists of two components - a mobile application for citizens and a portal for healthcare departments or government agencies. RebuildTheChain provides useful intel to the health authorities regarding potential new cases, the direction of the pandemic spread and the status of people under isolation, etc. RebuildTheChain tracks every citizens’ geolocation (using GPS location data, Bluetooth proximity data, cellular triangulation data) without compromising the data privacy to analyze their exposure to the pandemic hot zones, close contact with affected people, etc. (It's worth noting again that all the data collected is anonymous, and the only way the government can unlock your data is with a private key, that only you know). The mobile app delivers alerts to the users when they are in high-risk locations or if they are near a COVID-19 patient. A virtual 50-meter geofence based on proximity hazards is set up to warn people of the hot zones. As soon as a user is located near this area, a notification from the app will pop up as a warning.

The platform automates the manual process of contact tracing, route map creation, etc., so that these processes can be executed in a matter of minutes, and authorities can make quick and informed decisions to effectively contain the pandemic. Based on the data generated from the exposure analysis and contact analysis, RebuildTheChain enables authorities to issue secure e-health cards to citizens to represent their risk level. The people with ‘no-risk’ cards will not have to be socially isolated while those with ‘risk’ cards must be quarantined.

“My partner Jithin said it best, It is really important to act quickly during a pandemic. Right now, it takes days to identify the places visited by patients who have tested positive for the virus. It takes even longer to find out who has come in contact with them and may still not have accurate data. We wanted to build a platform that would allow governments and healthcare officials to carry out the same process efficiently, automated and in a matter of minutes.” says Daniel Sloan co-founder of Future Tech.

Blockchain for ensuring Data Privacy
RebuildTheChain is built with data privacy and security as the highest priority. The RebuildTheChain Platform abides by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws which ensure that each individual has full control over their own personal data. The platform is implemented such that all data are securely stored and abides by the data and privacy laws of the region. All data pertaining to location, and routing are stored on secure and encrypted servers in each country, complying with the official data protection laws.

In the platform, the actual data including the PII – Personally Identifiable Information remains with the user while only a hashed form of it is stored on a blockchain network. The health authorities can access the pseudonymized information from the Blockchain network for the analytics and projections related to the pandemic.

By enabling governments to enforce partial lockdown, strategically deploying social distancing and health-card based access systems, RebuildTheChain aims to bring the economy up and running during this pandemic.

About Future Tech Inc
Future Tech Inc (www.wearefuturetech.com) is a technology company that was founded by four partners with the goal of combining their collective companies' expertise, resources, and infrastructure to better the services of their clients, particularly large enterprise clients.

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The four founding partners have interesting and rich technology backgrounds.

  • Daniel Sloan is an Artificial Intelligence Expert & BlockChain expert. He is a former Marine and has built a business from the ground up in his 25 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. He is a key advisor to Akoin Foundation founded by artist Akon for empowering entrepreneurs in Africa through educational programs, investment, and business incubation initiatives.
  • Krishna Kumar is an Ex-Indian Railways and IRCTC executive who has relocated to the USA and was Co-Founder of a mobile app WeVoo (One of the world's first live mobile video streaming app). He was a key IT consultant with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) during the merger of HPE and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to DXC Technologies.
  • Jithin is the brain behind Accubits Technologies an Artificial Intelligence& Blockchain focused solutions company. His vision for innovation had helped in developing multiple products for his company and implementing solutions for various governments and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Chandra Sekhar is a Finance professional who is in the Board of director of Cybermate Infotek Limited. He has a rich experience in Finance, Accounts, Corporate Strategy. 

As part of their initiative in bringing newer technologies they brainstormed and with their development team of Accubits created a white paper for COVID 19 situation and launched a very unique Pandemic Management system “RebuildTheChain” powered by its partner Accubits Inc.

Closing thoughts
There is no vaccine for COVID-19, so we have to find a non-pharmaceutical way to combat the virus. RebuildTheChain is that solution, but in order for the government to effectively implement it, citizens have to download and use the App. This is why we spent so much time and care to ensure data privacy. We made it impossible for the government to access a citizen's data without their consent, and even with that consent, the data cannot be unlocked until that citizen provides them their private key. We are confident that these safeguards will give everyone the peace of mind they need to download and use the App. This will not only help stop the spread of COVID-19 but will also enable a faster return to our normal lives.

Contact for further details/demos: krish@wearefuturetech.com Cell Phone : +1-917-854-8009