Using technology to deal with the challenge of keeping the workplace safe during a global pandemic
Huge swathes of the economy have been shut down or severely impacted due to the global pandemic. In an attempt to continue doing business, many organisations are attempting to provide a safe environment for their employees by regular mass testing. This strategy comes at a significant cost to the business and is inconvenient for employees.
EMITTO app helps employers assess the risk of their employees being exposed to COVID-19 by allowing employees to monitor a number of Covid-19 risk factors including their vital signs, symptoms, underlying health conditions, demographic information and social interactions. The information stored within the app can then be anonymously shared prior to entering the workplace.
The app includes an integration with Binah.ai, an AI powered health monitoring tool, to test their respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation. It assesses symptom based risk by allowing employees to take a regular health survey which uses an algorithm based on a model developed by The Weizmann Institute. Additionally, employees can opt into contact tracing which was built using the mobile device’s GPS functionality and integrated with a network model created by Case Western Reserve University.
Employers and facilities can optimise their testing resources, using the information shared by the employee to focus on individuals who may be at a higher risk of having contracted COVID-19.