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Cardinal Peak Donates Engineering Services for Columbia University’s CovidWatcher App

In times like these, we asked ourselves, “what can we do to help?” Enter Cardinal Peak’s engineering expertise. This post highlights our efforts to help Columbia University develop CovidWatcher, an application that surveys users about their exposure, symptoms, access to medical care, and how the coronavirus and restrictions are impacting their daily life.

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Sensitivity, Specificity and Disease Testing

Disease testing isn’t perfect. Illustrating how the prevalence of a disease, including COVID-19, can be estimated using an imperfect test and how probability depends on the prevalence, this blog highlights how a single test result should only be one piece of information used in determining an individual’s infection status.


IoT in the Medical Device Industry

The medical device industry is rapidly adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that are dropping costs and improving healthcare outcomes. Such IoT systems typically include edge devices (e.g., glucose monitors, ventilators, pacemakers), gateway devices that aggregate edge device data and transmit it to the cloud, and cloud-based systems that analyze device data to draw conclusions,…