Keep Your Distance

LSE students and alumni develop app to help with social distancing.

An LSE PhD candidate and two LSE alum have developed a free app designed to help people observe social distancing, during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Economic Geography PhD candidate Yohan Iddawela and LSE alumni Alex Barnes and Sebastian Mueller have developed the ‘Keep Your Distance’ app to help people make informed decisions about visiting essential locations such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

Using AI technology, data from Google Maps and Places and crowdsourced information, Keep Your Distance, provides users with real-time updates on the busyness of certain locations. This information can then help people decide the best times to visit key places. If a certain location is busy, the app also shows users less crowded alternatives close by.

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