The New Technologies in the Pandemic Era

  • Erick Giovani Sperandio Nascimento
  • Adhvan Novais Furtado
  • Roberto Badaró
  • Luciana Knop
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, New Technologies, AI, Big Data, BDA, Telecommunication Technologiies


The pandemic of the new coronavirus affected people’s lives by an unprecedented scale. Due to the need for isolation and the treatments, drugs, and vaccines, the pandemic amplified the digital health technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics (BDA), Blockchain, Telecommunication Technology (TT) as well as High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other technologies, to historic levels. These technologies are being used to mitigate, facilitate pandemic strategies, and find treatments and vaccines. This paper aims to reach articles about new technologies applied to COVID-19 published in the main database (PubMed/Medline, Elsevier Science Direct, Scopus, Isi Web of Science, Embase, Excerpta Medica, UptoDate, Lilacs, Novel Coronavirus Resource Directory from Elsevier), in the high-impact international scientific Journals (Scimago Journal and Country Rank - SJR - and Journal Citation Reports - JCR), such as The Lancet, Science, Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Physiological Reviews, Journal of the American Medical Association, Plos One, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and in the data from Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and World Health Organization (WHO). We prior selected meta-analysis, systematic reviews, article reviews, and original articles in this order. We reviewed 252 articles and used 140 from March to June 2020, using the terms coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, novel coronavirus, Wuhan coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome, 2019-nCoV, 2019 novel coronavirus, n-CoV-2, covid, n-SARS-2, COVID-19, corona virus, coronaviruses, New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine, Telecommunication Technologies, AI, Big Data, BDA, TT, High-Performance Computing, Deep Learning, Neural Network, Blockchain, with the tools MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), AND, OR, and the characters [,“,; /., to ensure the best review topics. We concluded that this pandemic lastly consolidates the new technologies era and will change the whole way of the social life of human beings. Also, a big jump in medicine will happen on procedures, protocols, drug designs, attendances, encompassing all health areas, as well as in social and business behaviors.

Author Biography

Luciana Knop