Comprehensive and customizable contact tracing solution aiming to halt the spread of COVID-19
TraceSCAN is a comprehensive and customizable contact tracing solution that aims to halt the spread of COVID-19 by alerting users who have been in close contact with individuals that have tested positive for the disease. Unlike other solutions, TraceSCAN employs wearable Bluetooth devices with AI technology that can quickly and accurately lead to the identification, isolation and testing of new cases when time is of essence. TraceSCAN solution, through proximity tracing and exposure notification, can identify more contacts than traditional contact tracing alone. TraceSCAN wearables are an ideal solution for essential workers, businesses, long term care/retirement homes and schools where smartphone usage may not be possible because of restrictions, accessibility issues, or socio-economic reasons. The fast-rising number of COVID-19 cases is putting a strain on public health resources. Contact tracing has proven to be effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. However, the current manual contact tracing process needs extensive human resources and is not scalable. It is heavily vulnerable to the recall bias of positive patients. Further, asymptomatic individuals can spread the virus to many other individuals if not identified in a timely manner, resulting in dire consequences for the operation or organization. TraceSCAN wearables are an ideal solution for situations where smartphone usage may not be possible because of restrictions, or environments in which enforcing social distancing regulations is a tedious task, such as schools and large facilities.