Irish company develops 'MedBot' for COVID-19 self-testing at home

COVID-19 'MedBot' launched by Dublin Startup providers users with personalised risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the comfort of their home.

Online PR News – 20-March-2020 – Dublin, Ireland – Leading Dublin Digital Health Startup Akkure launches ‘COVIDMedBot’- a virtual service providing personalised risk assessment and guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic for patients, hospitals and GPs.

Free to use, the COVID MedBot provides personalised risk assessment and guidelines, in line with
the HSE recommendations and leveraging advice from the WHO and CDC, regarding the COVID-19
virus. The tool is available online at , and the assessment can be
completed in just 90 seconds.

The public can turn to the COVIDMedBot for the latest individualised advice on the evolving
COVID-19 pandemic, enabling quick risk assessment in an uncertain environment. The
COVIDMedBot is dynamically updated based on an individual’s specific responses. The risk
assessment can be repeated as many times as a user wants, facilitating sequential consults, critical
in the rapidly evolving clinical situation.

Complementary to this free service:
• Akkure is releasing specialised MedBots; available to leading hospitals and
medical practices, tailored to their individual needs to assist with triaging patients
and relieve the immense pressure on their organisations during the COVID-19

The founder of Akkure, Prof. Oran Rigby MD said, “Our COVIDMedBot offers an
efficient and reliable service benefiting the public, corporate sector, and Irish governing
bodies during this high strain period for the health service. The COVIDMedBot’s data is
based on the latest scientifically validated information from the HSE, the CDC and the
WHO, along with doctors and medical experts at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, a
frontline healthcare institution in addressing the anticipated COVID-19 outbreak. We are
confident the service will put users in a better position to handle the current situation whilst
alleviating the HSE of a significant amount of pressure.”