Mapping app adapted to help health-care workers
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An indoor mapping technology has been adapted to help front-line workers who may be exposed to COVID-19 inside hospitals and other health-care facilities.

Created by a Waterloo math graduate, MappedIn has been adapted to hospital settings to help manage risks if a worker tests positive by identifying others who may have been exposed to COVID-19. The technology creates a digital map foundation that leverages Apple Maps’ free indoor positioning, to help track employee movements within specific parameters.

In conjunction with a front-end website application, the technology allows administrators to quickly see at risk personnel, and those who were in close proximity to them within the facility, and follow-up appropriately to help manage the risks associated with the potential spread of COVID-19.

To learn more, visit the University of Waterloo.

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