Our research group, BISITE, specializes in new technologies. We are using this knowledge to find solutions that will help mitigate this and future pandemics.

Specifically, we are working on the development of several platforms which employ technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain or big data to control social distancing and even predict an outbreak or other epidemic.

Until we get a vaccine, social distancing is one of the best measures against the spread of the disease. Taking into account that this is a new situation for everyone, we have designed a platform that classifies patients, their location and their compliance with social distancing, providing data that are important for decision making in different areas.

We are also working on several models for predicting the evolution of the virus using intelligent systems, which have been implemented in other countries and have yielded encouraging results. We are also collaborating with several public administrations, large companies and institutions such as the UNWTO tourism organization, on the development of a bilingual passport that will improve the mobility of people who are immune to the virus.

Apart from technological platforms, we are developing control and disinfection booths that will soon be on the market. There is no doubt that we will continue to work on these and other applications, and we are also committed to raising society’s awareness so that can help overcome the situation as well as possible.

BISITE works on numerous Biotech projects, if you want to learn about some of them take a look at this video: https://noixion.tv/videos/PLMgaDYtGuawEwDRAPxF6Q

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.