Assuming that you have a sense of humor, even about this subject, here is a fictitious story of how we would apply Veego technology to the Coronavirus.

Veego Versus COVID-19

Suppose there was a Veego solution, not only for connected home malfunctions, but for COVID-19 as well. Here is how it would work.

Ever vigilant in the home router, the Veego Agent watches for signs of the COVID-19 virus. These could be the actual virus itself, detected by regularly sampling the air, or even telltale indications in the behavior of the residents—fever, cough, shortness of breath. Smart medical and other WiFi-enabled devices (thermometers, smartphones, voice assistants, etc.) are connected to the internet via the home router from where the Veego Agent looks for rises in body temperature and listens for breathing patterns and coughs.

Upon detecting any such symptoms, the AI in the Veego Agent diagnoses the data in real time and corresponds with the vast store of relevant medical information in the Veego Cloud to figure out if there is a Coronavirus signature present. If not, no problem. But if so, the Veego Agent figures out who has the virus and notifies the family via smartphone or voice assistant. Along with the alert, Veego sends urgent messages to the parents in the home with recommendations of what to do:

  • Contact your doctor immediately (and here is the phone number)
  • Stay in your home
  • Isolate the individual carrier in his room

Veego also sends an alert to the family doctor with the vital signs about the COVID-19 carrier. Even if the family doesn’t call her, the doctor already has all the information necessary to pro-actively contact and advise the family. Veego also notifies the local health department as well as the relevant national body, e.g., Center for Disease Control in the US or the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in the EU.

An Example from the Connected Home

There is no Veego for COVID-19, but you get the point. This is how it would work theoretically in the Veego ecosystem. 

In the real Veego ecosystem, the Veego Agent in the home router monitors connected devices and services in the home and watches for malfunctions and behavior anomalies (of devices and services, not people). Upon detecting anything unusual, it diagnoses the situation and pinpoints the cause. It contacts the Veego Cloud with the analysis and pauses for advice: is this a real problem or something to ignore?

If the Veego Cloud determines that this is a real problem, the Veego Agent notifies the relevant parties in the home. If it is able to do so, the Veego Agent resolves the problem by itself. If not, it sends the analysis to the ISP Customer Care Center, enabling the CSRs to deal with the problem promptly and successfully. 

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Veego for the Coronavirus?

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