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Quantela provides command and control for Covid-19

Steve Rogerson
May 5, 2020



California-based smart cities innovator Quantela has launched Cover, a coronavirus emergency response platform. The integrated command and control centre for crisis management can help cities around the world boost their ability to monitor, predict and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
"Quantela's Cover platform allows authorities to aggregate data from multiple sources, combine, analyse and visualise them in a manner that helps them understand the overall situation and take appropriate decisions," said Amr Salem, CEO of Quantela. “Data are key towards effectively tracking and managing a government's pandemic response.”
 
Deployed in various regions throughout the world, Cover is an end-to-end platform for managing, tracking, communicating and responding to Covid-19. Deployment will enable the city, state and central government to employ the vast amounts of data within their systems towards mitigating the pandemic.
 
"Cities will be able to predict future scenarios based on current spreading patterns, understand the impact on critical medical assets, speed up allocation of patients to hospitals with available capacity, track quarantined patients, and distribute assets where needed the most," said Salem.
 
Cover leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to power its predictive analytics engine to crunch the data from the outbreak, analysing and visualising it to identify and highlight important patterns and trends to predict the next breakout areas so that appropriate prevention strategies can be actioned.
 
The platform can be tailored to the needs of each locality and deployed within as few as three days. It also includes a field officer app for front-line workers such as nurses, doctors and police officers to streamline the collection of data.
 
A citizen app allows community members to access critical information and contribute local data to the fight. The citizen app lets users perform health self-assessments, self-report and self-monitor if home quarantined.
 
"Cover will empower the government and the administrators to react assertively and promptly with the set of digital tools specifically designed to help curb the spread of coronavirus," said Sridhar Gadhi, founder and executive chairman of Quantela.
 
Headquartered in the USA, with a presence in Europe and Asia, Quantela's smart city platforms enable governments to reduce their energy consumption, improve traffic flows, reduce crime, optimise waste collection and management, improve air and water quality, reduce carbon emissions, monitor public health, and more.