Dot2Dot Digital Contact Tracing
For Centralised Digital Contact Tracing by Health Authorities
Dot2Dot is a software tool to help health authorities trace and isolate people carrying an infectious disease.
The Problems with Manual Contact Tracing
Paper based questions
To do contact tracing, the first infected person will be asked a set of paper-based questions to try and establish their regular movements in the last three months. Staff then classify the locations and set about trying to find other people who might have met the index. The whole process is documented on paper.
The current process is flawed – paper records are error-prone, and there is too much dependence on human interpretation and fallible human memory. This methodology is massively susceptible to human failures, is extremely costly and time consuming.
Paper based questionnaires need to be disposed of. Reliance upon human interpretation and fallible human memory must cease. Instead, we need to turn to technology. Dot2Dot digitises tracing to eliminate errors and make the whole process much more efficient.
Our Solution – Dot2Dot
The web-based Dot2Dot contact tracing application helps health authorities to track infection spread quickly and accurately. Authorities that have used our software have reported significant gain in speed of process, leading to a more effective service and lives saved.
Dot2Dot can help focus efforts on the most high-risk and vulnerable contacts that otherwise would have been missed. The contact tracing process can also be accelerated by integrating data resources such as Mobile GPS logs, Mobile Phone Logs, Bank Details – but this further enhancement would be up to the democracies within which it is used.