Digital Health & Safety Initiative
Selected by the Stanford 2021 LEAD Incubator & Startup Accelerator
PROBLEM IT ADDRESSES
The COVID-19 pandemic has made confinement a defining part of our lives. The interaction with our families and friends happens digitally. The children are remotely- schooled, their parents are working from home. In many countries the mobility is limited to getting food and medical services. To compensate for the lack of movement people exercise in the solitude of their living rooms. For the majority of the world’s population, this has become a reality because of the highly contagious nature of COVID-19. For people with disabilities, it has been the way of living long before.
Being isolated and relying on the media and social media for information has created yet another risk for health. Misinformation about the virus, dramatic economic situation, and other stress-provoking news create panic and generate fear.
From March 2020 onwards, we saw the rise of online education and entertainment. Educational institutions are implementing online and hybrid classes. Books are available in digital or audio formats. Museums and theatres are building virtual representations. Still the possibility of practicing new knowledge is seriously limited.
It contributes to SDG 3: Good Health, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 9: Innovation, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities