Behind the scenes of a contact tracing study

Proximity Pilot, A Contact Tracing App

A video produced for Julie Shah’s team and their study of a contact tracing app, Proximity Pilot. It is long and descriptive because it was designed for the longform TEDxMIT.

This talk describes the launch of a study on the effectiveness of digital contact tracing and aims to mature new privacy-preserving technologies. This research is a collaborative project initiated by students, involving four research labs at MIT, MIT Medical and MIT Lincoln Lab. The MIT Proximity Pilot Study, soon to be launched, is approved by MIT‘s Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES) and participation in the study is voluntary.