New range of wearable tech, thermal screening and state-of-the-art UVC disinfection can be used to help detect and prevent the spread of Coronavirus once industry is able to reopen
A first-of-its-kind suite of smart tech solutions has been launched to help those organising conferences and events to protect their workforce, delegates and attendees in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a reliable alternative to having to manually manage potential risks, Contrac IT is launching a suite of three managed technology solutions to automatically monitor and protect those in attendance. A combination of wearable tech, thermal screening cameras and a state-of-the-art automated UVC disinfection system allows for the detection, mitigation and prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
To ensure social distancing is maintained within the venue, Contrac IT has worked with a number of partners to bring together a range of wearable tech. Available as a lanyard, wristband or high vis vest, the technology alerts the wearer when they get too close to another wearer. Recording how many incidents and the length of time people are in contact can then be useful in determining if any additional training or adjustments to facilities are needed.
A separate piece of technology monitors people as they enter the venue with thermal imaging cameras, detecting anyone who may be experiencing a higher than normal temperature, so further investigation can take place.
Building on technology most often seen in acute healthcare settings, Contrac IT has also been granted the UK licensing rights for providing the THOR UVC® terminal cleaning device to non-healthcare related industries. Killing viruses quickly and efficiently, the remotely operated system uses ultraviolet to decontaminate both the air and surfaces in a room, killing 99.9999% of pathogens. After scanning the room and creating a plan, a cleverly designed rotating and rising tower cleans the room before the network-connected system creates a report to monitor and evaluate activity. Nanoclave cabinets are also available, utilising the same UV technology to allow the cleaning of smaller items such as operational or staff equipment, including electronic items, fabrics/uniforms and cleaning equipment.
All the devices, which are GDPR compliant, can be monitored 24-hours a day by Contrac IT to enable corrective action as required.
Contrac IT works with clients in a range of sectors who are all facing the new health and safety challenges presented by Coronavirus. Managing Director Mark Harding said: “We’ve launched this suite of products in response to the requests we were getting from our existing clients. Everyone is keen to get business back up and running, but it has to be done safely – and quite rightly, people felt a few lines of tape on the floor weren’t really enough. Companies were even going so far as to employ social distancing marshalls, but they can’t be everywhere at once. We recognised that to really make places safe the virus had to be tackled from all sides – ensuring those who are infected symptomatically and asymptomatically don’t spread it to others, through detection and properly controlled social distancing, as well as making sure the virus is unable to survive in the environment. For an airborne illness, standard cleaning can only do so much.
“The three tech solutions we’ve brought together can be tailored to a specific venue, or event. In an exhibition or event setting, one of the most important aspects of these new tools is the reassurance they give organisers, employees and attendees that the situation is being monitored closely and managed in a systematic way using some really strong tech solutions. These are worrying times and people need to feel safe if we’re to get the events industry back on its feet.”