Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Local TraceX Team Develops Contact Tracing App

Since late February, our small team of UVA and Notre Dame students has been working on developing an early model of a bluetooth-based contact tracing app called TraceX. We are close to releasing this tool that we hope will help slow the spread of COVID-19 as we start to re-open our campuses. One of our main goals is to increase public awareness about how contact tracing technology can be non-invasive and help keep us safe and we’re asking for your help with this.

The success of this technology will ultimately be dependent on user acceptance and uptake, and it’s been exciting seeing the enthusiastic response from just our local networks of UVA/Notre Dame students. We'd really appreciate if you checked out our website https://tracexforcovid.com/ and wanted to ask if you'd consider sharing this with our NoVA community. We’ve also published a short youtube demonstration, feel free to check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZG6yWrOsFw&feature=share We’d be happy to share our story or any more information you need.

Rohan Taneja

Dan Loring

Rohan Taneja, 20, is a Rising Senior at University of Virginia.

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