Atlanta-based blockchain-enabled app developer Acoer has teamed up with Dallas’ Hedera Hashgraph to bring data visualization to the current coronavirus outbreak.
The HashLog data visualization engine uses public information—such as data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)—and interacts in real time with Hedera’s enterprise-level public ledger to provide scientists, researchers, and journalists with an easy-to-understand presentation of the spread of the virus and outbreak trends.
Data points tracked by HashLog include:
- Confirmed coronavirus cases
- Deaths and recoveries per hundred infections
- Trends over time
- Interactive views with dynamic sort and filtering capabilities
- Ability to download or extract directly from visualizations
“Healthcare and public health is a key area where Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) can provide computational trust, and serve as a source of truth for multiple parties to work from, delivering consistent, factual information across distributed communities,” Mance Harmon, CEO of Hedera Hashgraph, said in a statement. “Acoer’s work to make this coronavirus data so easy to visualize and understand is a great example of this, and we commend them for this innovative use of DLT for the public good.”
The goal behind creating HashLog is to take the constantly increasing supply of data about the Coronavirus, automate the data collection, and turn the data visualization into something “rich, dynamic, and intuitive,” Jim Nasr, CEO of Acoer, said in a statement. Nasr added that his CDC background contributes to Acoer’s belief in supporting the healthcare response to the virus.
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