Fraunhofer develops anti-SARS-CoV-2 app

Proximity tracing and the coronavirus pandemic: Fraunhofer’s proposal for a German approach

Press release / April 22, 2020

Proximity tracing apps are a digital option for efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic currently underway. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed an approach of its own for a German proximity tracing app. Using Bluetooth technology on cell phones to measure distance and time, it is to send digital notifications to people who are at risk of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. The aim is to develop an IT system with digital tools to augment health authorities’ processes.