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ISCI INITIATIVES IN TIMES OF COVID

Since the beginning of the crisis, the Complex Systems Engineering Institute (ISCI) has put all its knowledge and capabilities into helping contain it. Its initiatives include:

Geointelligence and the analysis of movement in times of pandemic

This is a collaboration between the Complex Engineering Systems Institute and the OCEAN digital unit of Chilean telecommunications company Entel aimed at contributing to applied research within the context of the coronavirus pandemic. A cartographic viewer is offered that shows the periodic percentage variation of movement within the Greater Santiago Metropolitan Region on a zonal census scale, which allows the viewing of voluntary and mandatory quarantine situations. 
Última actualización: 04/06/2020 2:00 pm

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Remote Patient Monitoring Station

The remote patient monitoring station contains easy-to-use patient devices that record and process biosignals: heart rate, O2 sats, patient core temperature, and respiratory rate. Additionally, the system autonomously detects atmospheric temperature and humidity. All of these signals are encrypted and transmitted securely to the healthcare center, displaying them on a dashboard, which is currently in its final phase of development. The dashboard can trigger alarms when a patient presents worrying vital signs.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Multiplying testing capacity: RT-PCR Pool Testing

Since the beginning of the crisis, ISCI and doctors from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de Chile have proposed the use of pooling techniques in the processing of PCR samples, that is, using a single PCR test for a group of people (5 or 10, or more). The main advantage of this technique is that it reduces both the number of scarce resources (PCR tests) and the delivery times of results, without affecting the sensitivity of the test. 
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Optimization of Hospital Treatment Capacity by Critical Care Personnel

This project has several subcomponents. (i) Design of work shifts to maintain critical attention capacity by minimizing the probability of contagion with a viewing platform that facilitates operation. It is dynamically optimized as contagions appear. (ii) Traceability to identify personnel at risk of contagion (iii) Failure to carry out strategic group testing (iv) Putting fans on-line for remote assistance to field staff. 
Última actualización: 15/06/2020 12:00 am

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GEOZ: Generating ozone for the disinfection of spaces

This ozone generator can be used to quickly disinfect environments by covering the entire volume of the room, deactivating COVID19. It can be used in ambulances, on hospital wards, and on public transport. It is currently in the testing and validation phase. 
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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VIDHA: Tool to support home hospitalization of Covid patients

The VIDHA: coVID en el HogAr (Covid in the Home) project consists of the design and implementation of a tool to support the operational management of home hospitalization services – with a special focus on COVID19 patients – who provide healthcare facilities for the public health network. Implemented at Santiago’s San Juan Hospital.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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PITAL: System for bed registration and reassignment of patients

A system that gives access to updated information on the availability of resources in the public and private healthcare systems. This system provides centralized and real-time information on the availability of resources such as beds (ICU, ITU, and basic) and other equipment in both healthcare systems, making it possible to manage them efficiently.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Pandemic Progress Microsimulation Model

This model for the Santiago Metropolitan Region makes it possible to analyze the possible behavior of the pandemic under different containment, testing, and confinement strategies. It simulates the behavior of individuals and their social interactions through the home, work, school, and connections in the community by using detailed and objective information. about their movements. Every simulated day, the infection status of all individuals is updated according to their interactions.
Última actualización: 28/05/2020 2:00 pm

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Simulation of Intensive Care bed use

This initiative makes it possible to simulate the potential number of patient arrivals due to COVID-19 infections to the public health sector.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Participation of ISCI Director, Leonardo Basso, at the Ministry for Science Data Roundtable

The objective of the roundtable, which brings together different centers of excellence in research and government officials, is to organize and then make available data regarding the pandemic, in particular to make scientific, clinical, and predictive analysis and thus contribute to making evidence-based decisions.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Impact of the Measures Associated with COVID-19 on National Electricity Consumption

Its objective is to analyze the main phenomena that have occurred in the sector, dealing with variations in the use of electrical energy by the various industrial sectors, eventual impacts on the different productive sectors, disturbance in the pattern of consumption by customers on a national level, as well as a brief analysis on the subject.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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Effects of COVID-19 on the transportation use of Chileans

How has the Covid 19 coronavirus affected the movement of Chileans? What impact does it have on people’s daily routine? ISCI conducted a survey to answer these questions.
Última actualización: 18/05/2020 12:00 am

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