Headline, May 07 2019/ ''' SWISS -''BLUETOOTH : COVID-19''- SWAT '''


 COVID-19''- SWAT '''

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY : is the exclusive ownership of every student of Switzerland : OneShare-Piece-Peace, just as it is the exclusive ownership of every student in the world.

The World Students Society, rises to give this very beautiful country, and its great people a standing ovation and assure them of our every prayer and very good wishes, just as Swiss soldiers get ready to fight Covid-19 armed with a Bluetooth app.

CHAMBLON : Switzerland army conscripts are taking the fight to the coronavirus pandemic by  field-testing a 'Blue-tooth based smartphone app' aimed at stopping a resurgence of Covid-19. The rapidly-created app traces people who have inadvertently crossed paths with someone infected with the virus.

It uses wireless technology with each phone registering the other it has come into close proximity with for a sustained period of time.
For the field test, the infantry recruits went through a normal day : physical training, theoretical study and shooting at targets 300 metres away.

''What we did before was lab tests. Now we're gathering data on how this app performs in real life,'' Simon Rosch, a software engineer with smartphone app developers Ubique, told AFP.

The military base makes a good  testing ground because unlike civilian, soldiers are still allowed to congregate in numbers in close proximity. Furthermore, they are isolated from the rest of the population inside their barracks at Chamblon, overlooking Lake Neuchatel in western Switzerland

If an app user tests positive for the virus, a coded message is sent to others who might have been exposed to that person, with information as to what they should do next.

The aim is to break the chains of transmission and thereby suppress any spread of the virus as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted.

Ubique, which developed Switzerland's main weather app, started working on the new tool only a few weeks ago. They joined forces with experts from the Ecole Polytechnique Federate de Lausanne [EPFL] university, which had produced similar ideas.

EPFL does the security research and Bluetooth tests while Ublique builds that knowledge into the app and comes up with the design and user experience. ''I'm pretty positive about this becoming operational - and it will help,'' Rosch said during the test.

''It's not a magic solution that can make the problem disappear but it's a good thing that can support us.''
Sitting in a military briefing room armed with a laptop, Alfredo Sanchez went through the first data sets from the final test.

A soldier was designated as if he had tested positive for the virus, and his contacts were then traced.
''It's in the evaluation phase. The results will mean we ail make some adjustments,'' said Sanchez, a project manager in the EPFL IT department.

''Its an idea that started in Asia using GPS which is a bit more invasive because it tracks exactly where people were,'' he told AFP.
''This was created to find a solution that is much more respectful of privacy.''

Because Bluetooth signal cannot travel for app users must be close to pick up the digital handshake between devices.
It does not matter where about that connection takes place so that no location data is gathered, the process is anonymous.

''We don't have the name of the person or the phone number. The app sends a message saying you were in contact on a certain date with a person who tested positive,'' said Sanchez.

Switzerland believes it now has the virus under manageable control after more that 1,400 people died in the Alpine nation and 30,000 tested positive.

Matthias Egger, the government's COVID-19 scientific task force head, told a press conference in Bern on Friday that two surveys now showed around 60 percent of the population would use the app  - a high level of reach that would make it very effective.

Rosch said : ''The chances that you detect something get higher the more people have it installed.''

A May 11 roll-out date has been floated, to coincide with Switzerland reopening its schools and restaurants.
But it is dependent on a government green light - plus tech giants Apple and Google releasing a new software building block that will facilitate such apps.

Sanchez said any software compatibility adjustments could then be finished by late May or early June.

For now, the  as-yet unnamed app is referred to as the as the Decentralised Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project - or the more ''Star Wars'' robot-sounding DP3T for short.

The Bluetooth contacts are stored for 14 days on users phones, rather than on central server.

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