Aarogya Setu Wristbands

Aarogya Setu Wristbands 570 380 WeGO

Aarogya Setu Wristbands

India

India has introduced a smart wristband which will be embedded with its Arogya Setu app – a COVID-19 tracking mobile application developed by National Informatics Centre of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India – to monitor the location and temperature of COVID-19 patients. The wristbands will ensure that people quarantined with suspected infections stay at the designated places.

FEATURES

  • If patients take the device off, public hospitals and the government will be informed.
  • Health professionals are able to detect people’s temperature and symptoms through the device without having to engage in direct contact, hence, contributing to containing the spread of the COVID-19.
  • Unfortunately, there are no regulations on data handling, such as how the data will be handled once it’s with the government or how long it’ll keep the data, by the government.

ONGOING RESULTS

  • The device is expected to better enforce self-quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and help reduce the time in analyzing the patterns of the spread of the virus.
  • Health professionals are able to detect people’s temperature and symptoms through the device, allowing for quicker and indirect examination of potential and/or confirmed patients.
  • Thousands of wristbands are expected to be deployed throughout the upcoming weeks.

 

 

  • Source(s): The Next Web, Global News