In order to help move this city from a danger zone and into a safer environment, we deployed our COVID-19 Emergency Response System.
This model predicts behavior to help monitor and control the spread of COVID-19, centering on predictive and preventative information, which can help with interrupting interpersonal transmission, provide insights on high-risk personnel and information relevant for communicating critical information to the relevant authorities regarding hotspots of activity that can trigger an outbreak. Our technology includes multiple facets: dashboards, data insights, proximity indexes, and identification of virus transmission zones. This can safely help governments, businesses, and municipalities deal with changing coronavirus regulations and adjust measures accordingly.
Our platform fuses human behavior data with epidemiological data to generate indicators as it occurs in real-time, which is used to determine where and when to deploy critical resources. Signals are based on modeling, heat maps, social-distancing adherence, density, and overall population behavior which gives visibility into micro and macro population trends.
The city we worked with utilized Neura’s robust platform and thus instead of relying on just three basic tools to monitor and control the spread of the virus, they used different tools for monitoring hotspots, potential danger zones, super-spreader events, and risky behavioural patterns. Using our behavioral intelligence technology gives visibility into key population movement and metrics such as if people are staying home, when they become mobile, the distances they travel from home, and how long they spend out of the house. This information was used to determine where and when to deploy additional resources, where the use of targeted campaigns were necessary for additional regulation adherence and awareness, high transmission zones, regulation non-adherence, insights on where return from abroad travelers were going, and more.
Neura identified four neighborhoods that were seeing a 30% daily increase of travelers arriving from abroad. Neura’s team advised that these four neighborhoods run campaigns targeting the new arrivals in these neighborhoods on isolation requirements. Further, educational campaigns were run regarding the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing for post isolation regulation education.
We also discovered an increase in guideline non-adherence which went from 25% to 30% and jumped to 60% during the holidays in a specific neighborhood. Due to this, the municipality launched a campaign specifically targeted at this area to raise awareness on the safety requirements for staying at home.
Neura’s platform pinpointed the highest risk areas, specifically certain zones including particular industrial zones and school centers that had higher transmission risk depending on the time in the day. Authorities directly contacted citizens and regulation officials in these areas for awareness education, law enforcement, and to set up private screening tests.
The industrial zone had busier times between 7:00-10:00AM, the shopping center had busier times between 10:00-12:00PM, and the shopping center was busiest from 12:00-3:00PM. With Neura’s insights this municipality had data-driven awareness about the most dangerous high risk areas in order to understand where extra enforcement, education, screening and testing centers were most needed.
By using Neura’s response system, taking preventative measures, and gaining deep insight on coronavirus movement, this city went from a red zone to green with 70% more efficiency in first responder resource allocation and cases per day dropped by 270%.