Govt launches COVID-19 tracking app 'Aarogya Setu' for Android, iOS users

Govt launches COVID-19 tracking app 'Aarogya Setu' for Android, iOS users

The app is aimed at augmenting efforts to proactively inform the citizens about the best practices and relevant advisories ...

The app, which works on both Android and iOS, will calculate a person's interaction with others, using Bluetooth technology,  .

The app lets users check whether they have been in ... Covid-19: Government launches Aarogya Setu app to track ... Aarogya Setu app is available on both Android and iOS ...

The ministry of electronics and IT  launched a mobile app on Thursday called AarogyaSetu which will help people in identifying the risk of getting affected by the CoronaVirus.

The app built through public private partnership "assesses themselves the risk for their catching the Corona Virus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence," an official statement said.

Once installed in a smart phone, the app detects other nearby devices with AarogyaSetu installed. The app can then calculate the risk of infection based on sophisticated parameters if any of these contacts is testedpositive.
The App is aimed at augmenting the initiatives of the Government of India, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19.


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