Toskin Gregory, a Student at UTAMU Develops a COVID19 Tracing App
As the world is dealing with the health and economic challenges of COVID-19, Toskin Gregory, a cyber-security student at UTAMU has developed a COVID 19 contact tracing App to help in fighting COVID-19.
Left: Mr. Toskin Gregory, Founder Defining Technologies Limited.
According to Gregory, the CovidTracer App enables users to match the personal diary of location data on their smartphone with anonymized, redacted, and blurred location history of infected patients.
This tracing App alerts users and the Ministry of Health if someone has been in contact with a Covid-19 positive person.
Gregory developed this application under his company, Defining Technologies Limited, a technology-based firm that seeks to builds and offers digital solutions to help the normal Ugandan entrepreneur leverage his/her business into a strong position to survive in this digital era where technology plays a critical role.
With the rise of number of COVID 19 cases in Uganda, the company decided to donate the trace app to the Ministry of Health National Taskforce to help in fast tracking of contacts.
How the COVID 19 contact tracing app works
Explaining to the UTAMU news team on how the App works, Gregory said , “The digital contact tracing uses overlapped GPS and Bluetooth trails that allow an individual to check if they have crossed paths with someone who was later diagnosed positive for the virus.”
Through CovidTracer, public health officials are equipped to redact location trails of diagnosed carriers and thus broadcast location information with privacy protection for both diagnosed patients and local businesses.
About Toskin Gregory
Toskin Gregory is a young technopreneur and certified cyber security professional. He founded Defining Technologies Ltd in 2017. Raised from a Christian based family with three siblings. A student at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) and former prime minister in the Student Guild Government.
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