To prepare for and to accelerate the public health response in the event of a future infectious disease epidemic or pandemic, DRIVe is interested in supporting the development of novel digital technologies that can serve as the first line of defense and augment existing medical countermeasures. Such digital health tools, including smartphone apps, social networks, telehealth, or other web applications, are intended to provide broadly available nowcasting and rapid response solutions, e.g. tools for monitoring the spread of an epidemic or pandemic, illness detection, risk assessment, clinical intervention support, and public health guideline dissemination, among others.
Specifically, DRIVe is seeking innovative, effective, equitable, affordable, easy-to-use, and broadly and rapidly available digital (data and analytics-based) health tools and applications with stringent privacy and data security safeguards.
An empowered citizenry – individuals, organizations, public health professionals, – armed with rapidly deployable digital health tools that can serve as the first line of defense and a complement to other medical countermeasures against a future pathogen outbreak
To support the development of a suite of innovative, effective, and broadly available digital tools that support our pandemic preparedness efforts through outbreak prediction, infection detection, and preventive health.