give employees more knowledge about the coronavirus. Nurses show how a heart-lung machine works. Or track the path of protective masks from production to the hospital. This is how creative apps help in everyday pandemic life.
Companies send their staff to the home office, restaurants are closed, major events are cancelled: difficult times, the authorities, the health care system and every single person in the country demand a lot – keyword social distancing.
However, the situation also presents opportunities: in the wake of the Corona crisis, many new ideas are emerging. Especially from start-ups, often with resources from the cloud. Three of them have now developed apps to get through the pandemic routine. They receive support from TechBoost, Telekom’s start-up programme.
Coronavirus and Homeoffice Things to Know
With the free online training of lawpilots companies can playfully provide their employees with serious information about the pandemic, the virus and appropriate protection measures. The background: The current flood of news about the Covid-19 pathogen overwhelms many people.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish facts from speculation and fake news. The responsive application is available for Android and iOS and provides access to well-founded, up-to-date information. Since 2017, the young entrepreneurs from Berlin have been developing online training courses on work and data protection, compliance and information security.
Currently, they are particularly concerned with employees in the home office and their rights and duties. By means of e-learning, they show the user how to comply with the GDPR at home and how to organise himself in the best possible way. Or how to close security gaps in the home network.
Virtually visit the dream house
Streaming services are booming, and traffic on the Internet is growing rapidly. The pandemic is shifting daily life more and more into the digital world. This trend continues to fuel the developers of rooom AG in Jena. Since its foundation in 2016, the start-up has offered complete solutions for 3D simulations as well as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
In the wake of the Corona crisis, the Thuringians developed special scenarios, for example for the Real estate: With the help of 360 degree tours, for example, real estate can be explored virtually. The advantage: Potential tenants and buyers can inspect any corner via smartphone or tablet, despite initial restrictions and social distancing.
Virtual reality also helps in the healthcare sector: for example, in hospitals, when employees have to help out in the intensive care unit at short notice due to staff shortages. To familiarize them with medical devices such as a heart-lung machine, manufacturers can display their products and their functions in detail in VR and enrich them with explanatory AR projections.
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In the age of Covid-19, shortages of goods and goods are a fundamental challenge for hospitals and other systemically important facilities. There is a lack not only of medical staff, but also of ventilators, disinfectants, breathing masks, medicines and food.
The industrial supply chain Start-up’s risk management app Intuitive.ai modified to combat the Covid-19 crisis, it now informs hospitals, pharmaceutical or food manufacturers about the current situation along their supply chain in addition to global carmakers.
To this end, the start-up uses its Augmented Intelligence Platform to evaluate a wide range of sources worldwide. For example, the IT systems of production sites or information from social networks such as Twitter.
The software evaluates all risks: In which quarantine areas does production stop? Which raw materials are currently particularly scarce on the market? Do short-term import restrictions limit the ordered goods? In the event of unforeseen incidents, the app immediately alerts those responsible who can act quickly and look for alternatives.
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With its start-up programme, Deutsche Telekom promotes innovative ideas and solutions for medium-sized companies. Currently, TechBoost successfully supports more than 450 start-ups.
The founders receive up to 100,000 euros in starting credits for the Open Telekom Cloud as well as contacts with potential partners and customers from Telekom’s business customer network. And they benefit from further support in marketing or sales. More information on the start-up programme and the application process can be found at www.telekom.de/techboost.