Traction on Demand and Thrive Health have announced free, global availability of a new open-source mobile app for healthcare providers tackling Covid-19.

The Traction Thrive Critical Care Resource Management application is designed to view, track and allocate critical healthcare personnel, personal protective equipment, ventilator capacity and other critical supplies in real time.

The app is intended to enable governments and healthcare providers to better understand the impact of the Covid-19 virus at a local level and allow them to allocate resources accordingly, easing the pressure on healthcare workers. Hospitals can install their own independent version, but the app can also be implemented by other healthcare systems that need access to an at-a-glance view of their network’s capacity.