The Spanish are facing the coronavirus with a barrage of solidarity initiatives to help those who need it most. We are living through something exceptional that has brought to light the most supportive face of the Spanish people, by setting up different initiatives. Helping the elderly to shop, caring for children, sewing masks, and manufacturing medical material through 3D printers are just some of them. However, we must not forget some of the digital solutions shown below.
The Trilema group has started to implement its “Health at Home” program in Spain and Portugal. This is a Healthcare telematic platform adapted to the Covid-19 protocol for the control of patients in home isolation and/or in quarantine, which allows the active participation of the latter and daily monitoring by health professionals. The remote assistance also makes it possible to reduce the possibilities of contagion and the assistance load of the hospital centres.
Agustín Gómez, co-founder of Wallapop, has promoted, together with his team, a platform to connect those who offer to help with those who need support during confinement: “There is only one way to face the future, by giving us a cable”. He has used many of the lessons he learned to promote a platform that connects people to help each other in this pandemic, hayotramanera.org. He believes there is a taboo around the need to ask for help, so he hopes his platform can provide a safe place for those people. “We connect real need with people’s generosity,” he says.
Also worth noting is TeAyudo an app that aims to bring people together, facilitate local collaboration and create closer communities:
- Choose between “I want to help” and “I need help”.
- Create a request and in the same application a thread will open. A conversation is left open. Like from balcony to balcony. The help is ephemeral when it finishes the conversation and all the details are deleted.
- You don’t have to share your number or name. Just help and receive help.
- They have also created a rating system to reward the most active volunteers and prevent anyone from having an uncomfortable experience.
- Alastria’s innovators have not been left behind and have launched themselves against Covid19. “Innovative talent must be helped. Defend this type of employment with public aid and support because it is the lifeblood of the machine of the future,” says Montse Guardia Güell, Alastria’s general manager. Here are some of their solutions:
Supervecina.com uses part blockchain platform of services of neighboring communities to help vulnerable people. It allows private people or Administrators of solidarity farms to make visible that they are willing to give a hand, and to locate help to relatives who live far away.
Vestigia opens its registration blockchain platform to 3D makers, content creators, artists, lawyers, programmers, or anyone who has made an altruistic invention. “We want them to stay at home. They can register their intellectual property in two simple steps and for free during the State of Alert,” explains Jose Manuel Avelino Rios, CEO of Vestigia.
Signeblock has provided the authorities with a citizen service website on blockchain. It takes the geolocation of whoever accesses it to give the information phone number about the coronavirus of the autonomous community where it is located. It generates a heat map with the status of each member of the population, who has or does not have the symptoms, and who has suffered from the disease in a period of less than 14 days.
CYSAE abogados has opened its blockchain Boardchainapp application to conclude agreements between companies telematically. It absorbs the rules of adoption of agreements of Private and Public Limited Companies and book of partners, attributes of shares/participations, among others. It allows the convocation, voting and self-generation of documentation. The generated documentation is automatically certified in the Alastria T Network.
NeoCheck provides remote identity validation and online contract signing processes supported on blockchain for free to freelancers. This is not the only solution. “We are adapting the facial recognition access control device to avoid physical contact to public transport. Several companies have asked us to do this,” says Hector Insausti, NeoCheck’s Operations Director. It has 8 or 10″, it is placed on doors or lathes to automate the transit process and can monitor people’s temperature.