The COVID 19 pandemic, which is spreading worldwide, is presenting people with challenges that have never been faced before in this form in the digital age. The control strategies against the spread of the pathogen are therefore largely based on “traditional” measures such as cross-population behavioral recommendations, movement restrictions, closure of schools, universities and companies, and the identification and quarantine of infected persons. Modern digital technologies could certainly be used to complement these measures and increase their effectiveness, e.g. to target quarantine measures more quickly and specifically at potentially infected persons.
Currently, the virus is spreading exponentially and taking human lives. In order to survive, people must use their inventiveness in the fight against the virus, with the aim of finding effective solutions and supporting health experts and organisations with innovative ideas.
This seminar and the internships therefore also rely a little on the voluntary nature of the participants.