In a school, keeping track of everyone who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 is very challenging without the implementation of digital tracking devices. Small, wearable devices can warn students to keep their distance and can also help keep track of everyone who might have been exposed to the virus.
How a Contact Tracing Device Works
The contact tracing device vibrates when someone else gets too close. This is helpful because small children often forget all sorts of things such as putting their hat on before going outside. Wearable contact tracing devices work out-of-the-box with no setup. You simply need to remind your kids to put their contact tracing devices on.
The contact tracing device is like a wristwatch or a necklace. The best option will be based on whichever option is the most comfortable and will not interfere with your child's range of motion. The devices will come with a battery with a long lifespan, and an indicator informs the teacher of when a child's contact tracing device has a low battery. The battery can be charged through any device that accepts a USB. Some of these batteries can last as long as three days.
A dashboard allows for an official to quickly locate other students who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 so they can be tested for the virus. This helps prevent the virus from spreading rapidly throughout the classroom. The data is displayed with a graphical interface that is highly intuitive.
You will be able to see the names of the individuals wearing the devices, how long ago they were in contact with others, and for how long they were in contact. Your school can set the parameters of the tracking device through the app to meet the unique needs of your school.
Students, parents, and teachers also have the ability to report the health status of a student so that quarantine procedures can be put in place. Data can be anonymized to some extent to make sure that you can protect privacy while also determining how well the social distancing procedures are being implemented. Also, the data can be stored in a secured database.
Indoor GPS Devices
GPS devices can be placed inside the school to help keep track of where everyone is inside the building. With all of this technology in place, your school can do everything possible to keep the students safe.
During these times, it's important to be aware of your safety regarding the spread of Covid-19. A wearable contact tracing device is one way to manage this at school.