Helping those recovering from COVID-19 at home

COVIDFree@Home aims to help patients that have been diagnosed with COVID-19, by recording their symptoms and creating a dialogue between them and their physician. Patients diagnosed with COVID can use our mobile app to report their symptoms and sensor data. This allows patients to stay at home if they are not in need of medical attention but keep their doctors updated on their health.

 

About

The COVIDFreee@Home platform is a system of remote monitoring using smartphones and smartwatches for patients with acute COVID-19 infection isolating at home.

In the last year, COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. Over a million Canadians have been infected with COVID-19, with the majority managing their infection at home.

Our team has developed the COVIDFree@Home platform to remotely monitor people with COVID-19 isolating at home. Participants are asked to enter their symptoms and other health information twice a day into a mobile app and the data is uploaded and displayed on an internet-based dashboard which is monitored by healthcare providers.

In our research study we will use data collected from the remote monitoring to develop algorithms which predict which patients with COVID-19 are risk of developing bad symptoms and require escalation of care and determine features that distinguish COVID variants which can be used for variant surveillance.

This platform has potential to become a standard means of caring for people with COVID-19. It can predict who will require escalation of care, determine characteristics of variants of concern and improve monitoring, detection, knowledge about and care for people with COVID-19.

We are conducting a multi-centre, study of 800 patients who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection isolating at home using real-time, continuous monitoring.

Objectives

We are always working on new research to ensure that we create a tool that is useful and accessible for people with COVID.

Detect Early

Use continuous monitoring to detect early deterioration of people with COVID-19 so that they can be brought to the hospital timely and safely

Reassure

Reassure patients who show no concerning signs to prevent them from going to the emergency department and using already stressed healthcare resources

Research

Develop a better understanding of the progression of COVID-19

Team

We are a multi-disciplinary team of PhD's, clinicians, professors, and doctors

Newsroom

How thousands of COVID-19 patients have been getting remote care at home

The pandemic shut down their tests of a lung disease app. So they’re developing a mobile app to monitor COVID-19 patients at home

How AI and smartwatches can help us cope with COVID-19

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating or have any questions about the study please contact covidfree@uhn.ca

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