Users of a new health and wellbeing app are contributing to a publicly-available heat map of people with COVID-19 symptoms, providing a national picture of the outbreak and its spread over time.
The app was developed by UK company, Evergreen Life, in collaboration with data and health scientists. As more people add their responses to the data, the accurate information provided will help fight the virus. The data is being shared with leading universities, including Manchester, who will analyse it with the NHS.
The University of Manchester’s Professor Tjeerd Van Staa and Dr Ian Hall are among those analysing the data. Dr Hall, a Reader in Mathematical Staistics said: “Evergreen Life users are supporting a better understanding of the local experience of COVID19 disease through sharing their data which will be incredibly useful to national and local planning."...