As Governments around Europe have begun opening businesses and borders, it is essential to track people’s movements in a non-invasive manner to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 cases on both a global scale and in residential homes and hospital settings.
Contact tracing in Belgium
Belgium is making use of a collaboration between the Services of the United College (COCOM) in Brussels, Walloon AVIQ, the Ministry of the German-speaking Community, and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health. Under this system, anyone who was in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, will be traced and tested. The contact will also have to stay in quarantine for 14 days.
Unknown spreaders pose a major risk
Unknown spreaders pose a major risk especially in environments which fall within vulnerable groups. Protecting seniors in residential homes and in hospitals is essential. According to the Free University of Brussels in Jette, eight percent of patients are undetected COVID-19 cases. These several asymptomatic patients pose a risk to others within communities and controlling the spread is difficult with unidentified cases.
Risk can be mitigated with location tracking
Residents and patients in senior homes and hospitals are at a higher risk of contracting the virus due to age and chronic diseases. This is something Watcherr CEO Nikolai Stevens understood from the onset of the virus and developed a high-tech device, Watcherr, to assist in contact tracing in hospitals and residential homes. “Through experience, we saw the gaps in the market when it came to caring for patients in residential homes and hospitals, and believed it was vital to create a device which assisted with mitigating the spread of disease among older and vulnerable groups”, said Stevens.
Peace of mind with Watcherr location tracking
There are several devices on the market which make use of location tracking however, very few are able to offer both indoor and outdoor location tracking. Watcherr makes use of the latest technologies in geo-fencing, and the device can continuously monitor residents’ indoor and outdoor location. In this way, staff and residents can be tracked with ease. The device is also sensitive enough to track the precise location where people met in the last 14 days. This makes contact tracing simple and effective.
Privacy and security
Information about location tracking is visible on the Watcherr data dashboard. This can be easily accessed by staff at senior homes and hospitals. In this way, diseases such as COVID-19 can be controlled and mitigated with minimal resources. This in turn, reduces additional burden on staff and increases efficiency in addition to protecting the elderly and vulnerable where they need protecting the most.
Set up location tracking in homes and hospitals
Should you require any assistance in protecting staff and residents in homes and hospitals, get in touch with us.
Some statements are subject to clinical trials and are not commercially available yet. We are demonstrating our systems on 26-27-28 April 2022 via the Inspire Healthcare (Flanders Expo Gent) event.