Many national governments and administrations have resorted, with varying degrees of success, to technology to try to control the proliferation of cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus that turned the world upside down in 2020. This has been done through apps for users to register their symptoms and possible cases of the disease, in order to contact health services. In this aspect, it has been essential to track contagions for their isolation and, in parallel to this, methods have appeared with which attendance at events or venues is controlled to keep a record of people in the event of a possible COVID outbreak.
Anonymous attendance monitoring to curb the coronavirus
In Germany, this is the measure that many venues have chosen to implement, such as restaurants or exhibition venues, for example. The luca app offers a platform through which event organizers can anonymously register attendees, so that if a case of coronavirus occurs days later, all those who have attended can be alerted and the risks minimized.
The app works through a system of QR codes that do not store personal information about the person, so that neither the place nor the time can be associated with any data that univocally identifies the person.
Health departments in different German regions are already working with this app, although it requires the approval of permissions from the user so that they can access the stored data.