Acoer Coronavirus Tracker, Powered by Hedera Hashgraph, Now Freely Available to General Public with Added Clinical Trial Data
Tracker Now Visualizes Clinical Trial Information and Twitter Trends, in Addition to CDC and WHO Data
Following up on last week’s announcement that Acoer is helping organizations easily track and visualize the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine, the company has now made the dashboard publicly available to anyone, at acoer.com/coronavirus.
Clinical Trial and Twitter Data Now Incorporated Into Tracker
The Coronavirus HashLog dashboard allows people to understand the spread of the virus and trends over time, from an ever-growing set of public data. In addition to data previously being pulled in from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Acoer Coronavirus HashLog now also visualizes related clinical trial data, as well as data and trends from Twitter, including sentiment, languages, Tweets per day, and top locations identified in Tweets.
How Acoer Leverages Hedera Hashgraph’s Public Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
Acoer is using the Hedera Hashgraph public distributed ledger to help address the challenge of data integrity. By connecting HashLog to their Hedera-enabled secure data collaboration technology HashLoad, Acoer uses Hedera to demonstrate computational trust and data provenance. The intention is to assure researchers and the public that data has not been changed or manipulated from its source of origin. Each transaction (or event, such as even looking at a dataset) is recorded through a verified hash reference on Hedera’s public ledger, showing the real-time audit trail and computational accountability of the data. Data is then visualized in aggregate or through different calculations (such as by recovery rate). This collective approach allows Acoer to demonstrate a “chain of custody” to ensure that the information displayed is exactly the data that has been collected from authoritative sources (such as the CDC or WHO).
Given the current level of mistrust and confusion around various data sources related to the Coronavirus, imputing computational trust in this way is critical in the ongoing collection and distribution of data to multiple parties. We commend the whole Acoer team for the tireless work they are doing to bring this visibility, consistency, and trust to an important set of data being used by scientists and others around the world.
More About Acoer
Acoer builds blockchain-enabled applications to ensure computational trust, transparency, and auditable data providing a secure and tamper-proof environment. Acoer is driven by building usable software, and committed to interoperability-by-design through open application programming interfaces (APIs). We believe blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) provide computational trust to elevate our software to be a source of truth. For more information, visit acoer.com.