I’m honored to have been part of the global movement of technology and public health experts who came together virtually to develop the world’s first privacy-preserving mobile app, Covid Watch, using Bluetooth proximity networks. Our work led the way for industry giants Google and Apple to release a joint protocol for anonymous exposure notification.
The team who helped develop the Covid Watch app were foundational to the development of exposure notification technology – we’re experts on it – and by having helped invent this approach, we are best positioned to move the privacy-preserving technology forward for a global solution.
That’s why I formed WeHealth as a public benefit corporation in August 2020, to bring our best practices from human-centered design and technology to continue creating innovative digital solutions for the benefit of our collective public health. At WeHealth, we envision a future with greatly improved communication between individuals and health experts to increase resilience to present and future public health concerns.
We’ve already achieved a lot together with our partners in a short amount of time, and we’re just getting started. I hope you’ll follow along by subscribing to this blog. Or even better, join us.