Awareness of social crowding and viral disease encounters through mobile technology

mContain is a free mobile app to help track social distancing during a virus outbreak. It uses smartphone technology to detect proximity encounters (within 6 feet for several minutes) with other app users, displays the number of daily proximity encounters and crowding, and can notify other users about possible exposures to COVID-19 individuals.

mContain reduces the chance of community transmission by providing social crowding information and sending an early warning to users who may be at risk of infection.

Lead PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar, University of Memphis

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