COVID-19 Response: Canadian Hospital Simulator For Management of COVID19 Cases and Contact Tracing

Research Area(s): Internet of Things, Social Innovation | Funder: NSERC | Program: COVID-19
PI Name: Shahdad Shariatmadari | Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology

The project will create a hospital resource simulator capable of predicting the resources a hospital in a particular city/region in a province requires to deal with anticipated new and existing COVID-19 cases. The simulator makes use of several parameters which are adjustable by hospital staff in making these predictions. Using the data from the simulator, hospital administrators can manage staffing needs (nurses, physicians) and equipment requirements (masks, ventilators, ICU beds, etc.) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.