An app, developed by the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, will help people make informed choices by providing an on-demand, location-based personal risk assessment of possible COVID-19 exposure.
The MyPCI App uses a machine-learning algorithm, geomapping and hot-spotting technology that imports daily updated data from the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and the population density in a given neighborhood.
Based on density and distances to those nearby who are infected, the MyPCI App generates a personal risk score.
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"We want to enable people and understand, to help them do the right thing on their own terms," said Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation Steve Miff, PhD.
"The MyPCI App is a simple to use tool that will give you an understanding of the COVID-19 risks in your vicinity and reinforce the need for social distancing, face-covering and hand washing,” said Miff.