Outbreak Control Applications
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the world in many ways. This pandemic has led to the closure of stores, mass unemployment, a financial crisis, and many deaths. If rapid preventative measures would have been taken from the very beginning the fallout could have been mitigated and many lives saved. Today, hospitals are experiencing a lack of manpower, medical supplies, and an influx of COVID-19 patients that have overwhelmed the medical system across the globe.
Driven by social responsibility and customer demand, GiConnect set out to build a Coronavirus prevention system to provide early warning for people who do not know they are infected. GiConnect, a division of Winwin Soft, focuses on IoT, artificial intelligence, and enterprise information construction services.
Building an innovative next-generation system is not easy. Not only was the development window very tight, but the complexity and high failure rate of building a real-time system was a major concern for GiConnect.
VANTIQ’s distributed architecture allows for rapid updates and additions to be made to GiConnect’s system. When a new technology is implemented, or an update is made the entire system does not need to be taken offline. This is absolutely critical when having any downtime could mean the infection of many more people.
Being able to develop and evolve applications quickly was key for GiConnect. When the Coronavirus is under control, GiConnect plans to adapt their application into a general smart building application. Without low-code development tools this transition would be a long and arduous process.
GiConnect is using the VANTIQ Collaboration tool to alert building staff and medical personnel when a potential Coronavirus infection is spotted. By only acting when necessary and not needing a human to monitor the application 100% of the time, GiConnect is able to save their customers both time and money.
Reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus
Monitoring the spread of disease in real time has an enormous impact on transmission rates. With the extremely high infectivity rate of COVID-19 one infected person going unnoticed could mean the infection of many others. By developing this application, GiConnect was able to slow the spread of the virus and retain the trust of their customers.
Shortened development cycle
There was absolutely no time to waste when developing this application. Because GiConnect chose to develop on VANTIQ, they were able to build their solution in a fraction of the time it would normally take. In less than two weeks they had a working application that is ready to be deployed in the field.
Able to evolve application as needs change
As we continue to get a hold on the Coronavirus as a society it will become less important for applications like GiConnect’s to be used day-to-day. As a result of developing on VANTIQ, GiConnect is able to evolve their application to fit the needs of their customers. By making this into a generalizable smart building application GiConnect will still be able to sell their solution and serve their customers.