Health and location reporting tool for those on COVID-19 Quarantine Order / Stay-Home Notice
Homer was launched as a hackathon project during COVID-19 as a way to help reduce the spread of the virus by ensuring that potential carriers comply with their quarantine orders or stay home notices.
There are two solutions: (1) a spot-check method using SMS and (2) a constant monitoring solution using a native app.
The spot-check method works by sending SMS at random times of the day containing a unique link. Users simply click on the link to share their current location.
The constant monitoring solution involves the installation of an application on the users’ phones. The app automatically sends location reports every 5 minutes to the server. Users are also asked to submit health reports multiple times a day, together with a selfie for identification purposes.
With both solutions, data is reported to a dashboard for enforcement officers’ review.