Innovation doesn’t happen out of nowhere. A new operating method, product, service or technology builds on the old one. Specialist researcher at the institute of occupational health, has learned about the birth of innovations in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. Innovation can be the expansion and integration of functions, the reorientation of technology under development or the development of a completely new technology. Many of the innovations related to the corona epidemic seem to be related to protection in one way or another.
He has identified several types of innovations and compiled examples of them. Expanding and merging operations with others the production line changes from ski cream or beer production to hand sanitizer or riot visors to protective visors. Restaurants are developing new meals to be delivered home or picked up at the door. The collectors of plastic waste process a plastic door handle that can be opened with the arm. The cleaning service company delivers disinfecting cloths to the telephone / work booths of the offices for the use of the personnel (in addition to cleaning).
The host rents the entire property to one family and not rooms separately to different people. Taxi entrepreneurs or property maintenance companies in residential areas are expanding their operations to transport services for meals or shopping. The technology under development is reoriented car manufacturers produce ventilators on production lines. Spatial solutions are developed for the hospital as modules and they can also be implemented for the needs of intensive care. We are testing whether respirators / masks can be washed with hydrogen peroxide and whether their protective effect remains.
The picture is interpreted as e.g. Factors related to human heart function. They have been linked to outbreaks of influenza. Location information and technology are used so that decision-makers get information about the regional movement of the population. The location information is combined with the person’s symptom survey , so that the decision-makers get information about what the symptoms are geographically.
Development of new technology in addition to combining existing ones. Existing mobile technologies have been globally developed for various needs, and now the forces are being combined globally. Joining forces is needed so that the technology needed to identify chains of infection can be combined with mobile technology.
Several shops have implemented a service on a quick schedule, where by calling you can order the products you need, already collected and waiting for collection from the checkout. Many customers hope that a similar service will continue in the future. For example, it can be difficult to find the products you need in a hardware store under normal circumstances, so the service could have added value even under normal circumstances.