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 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.