1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring App

Featuring FIBA company GlobeKeeper.

TEL AVIV — Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve tracking of the pandemic.

The app “HaMagen” – Hebrew for The Shield – is sparking interest from abroad with approaches from Germany, Italy, Britain, Australia and Chile so far, ministry deputy director general Morris Dorfman said Wednesday…

…One of the ministry’s partners for developing HaMagen is Tel Aviv-based GlobeKeeper, whose own coronavirus monitoring app SAFE will be rolled out next week in several of India’s states, CEO Dan Peleg said. “We are in talks with over 20 countries in Europe and North America,” he said.

GlobeKeeper developed a “virtual command platform” that replaces walkie-talkies with smart phones using their capabilities like GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi to measure distances between objects in real-time…

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