What if you decided to take a holiday in the sun on a luxurious cruise liner only to discover that your shipmate could have Ebola? Determining who may have come in contact with the potential victim is tricky. LUX, an analytics tool, has the ability to track individuals and ships to aid in minimizing the spread of the often-fatal virus.
LUX is a scalable, real-time predictive analytics solution created by ICG. The user of LUX is the one in control; analysts and SME have the ability to interact directly with the system and can easily tune the system to react to changing conditions and threats.
LUX can process enormous volumes of data, regardless of the source or content. And, LUX can present the data in geospatial and temporal visualizations, to aid in interpreting and acting on the information. LUX can turn analyst insight into automatically generated alerts that can be directed to appropriate systems for quick reaction.
A LUX analyst can watch events such as a potential Ebola outbreak happen in real time. LUX allows for parameters to be set to track individuals on potentially hazardous cruise liners. A user can define rules to essentially track anything that moves. Real-time tracking could keep the potentially significant Ebola outbreak to a minimum.
LUX is not magic; rather it is similar to a tool on a tool belt, like a Leatherman tool. It is an easy to use tool that monitors what you want 24/7; alerting you by email, text, instant message or LUX’s user interface, as soon as it detects data or patterns matching a rule or rules. Rules can be combined in sophisticated ways, either geospatially or temporally to result in focused alerting.
This predictive analytics solution could help with Ebola containment. The biggest problem is the rapid spread of the virus, with little done to thwart the interaction between Ebola victims and healthy individuals. Maybe tracking done 24/7 and real-time alerts could cease the spread of this outbreak.
While no one piece of technology can thwart an Ebola outbreak, you may feel more comfortable booking that next Caribbean cruise knowing that there are tools being developed to potentially slow the spread of this deadly disease. And, in time, as more technology is developed and implemented, a passenger’s sense of security may improve significantly. The next version of LUX is due out in November. This next version boasts a 40% gain in functionality and productivity and a redesigned user interface.
For more information contact ICG Solutions.
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