COVID-19 is a genuine shock to daily life. Indian civil services staff, state-level government staff, healthcare staff and all supporting workers contributing their best in the battle to combat COVID-19. High protection of healthcare workers is very much essential and is a serious concern. To help you create a healthier workforce i-TEK offers body status check solution that allows you to get a body health temperature logging of your workforce to monitor one of the important factors before, on and after their work timings.
i-TEK provides RFID based body temperature monitoring system using simple Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled smartphones, which helps all different level staff and government authorities to monitor their staff’s body temperature status continuously at the local and central levels. Originally these RFID tags are developed for the industrial use for logging shipping information of the goods, and it can also log the temperature of your shipment throughout it’s journey independent of carriers and transport methods. But with the current requirements, we have tested these tags on the human body for the most important data monitoring to support the baseline body report for employers of all the staff members supporting essential services.
Digital thermometers use electronic heat sensors to record body temperatures. They can be used in the rectum (rectal), mouth (oral) or armpit (axillary). Armpit temperatures are typically the least accurate of the three.
Please find beside a picture showing one of the tests conducted by placing the TAG on the side of the body (near Armpit) and comparing the reading with a thermometer reading at the armpit. A variance of (-ve) 1.1º was observed and it expected of course taking into consideration the different between side body temperature and armpit temperature.
Even with COVID-19 requiring social distancing for the weeks or months to come, every Country and State/s still requires an enormous class of workers to keep essential services online. Many of these essential industries will see continued demand for their products and services, the inverse of other industries that cannot operate during a period of social distancing. We propose a simple monitoring technique to support the baseline information of staff at the time of resuming duty. Following way, we can have the RFID enabled tag installed on the body:
can use Waterproof Transparent Dressing Tap to avoid any allergies before applying RFID Body Temperature Tag under armpit.
To get a sense of just how many workers could be impacted, we need the qualitative information to monitor specific health status (in our case we monitor body temperature as one the proven way) regularly. While it can be statistically difficult to isolate essential workers in these industries, we aimed to define a range of possible employees those who need such monitoring. Our expectation is that most support staff in these essential industries will continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s hard to gauge exactly how many workers fall into this ‘isolate’ category. For example, hospitals will not just rely on doctors and nurses—cleaning staff, cooks, and others are still necessary to keep the hospital functional. Local governments will also need police officers, cleaning staff and firefighters to keep working, alongside administrative and maintenance workers.
Ultra high frequency (UHF)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
i-TEK cloud-based body temperature monitoring portal provides authorities full control and overviews on all body temperature data for medical staff, various data reports and tag reads. Dash boarding supports for Hospital, Area, Station and State level data representation.
The RFID tag can be configured, started and read with your NFC enabled Smartphone for body temperature data log and automatic data capture on i-TEK Cloud Server.
Given all this uncertainty and recognizing that an increasing number of cities and states under lockdown and post have developed their own definitions of who is essential. Neglecting their health checkups might give birth to various health complications, proving to be fatal as well, at times, due to the delayed diagnosis, which consequently paves the way for preventive body checkups at a point. Assisting in the early detection of medical symptoms is the primary purpose of proactive i-TEK’s body temperature monitoring system. It is not the prevention of disease, but the simple alerting system before any disease started affecting the body and save unwanted connects at a right time.
A portion of these essential workers will continue to report to their jobs at health care facilities and other work sites, it’s not just the total number of jobs that matters, but a better understanding of who these workers are and the risks they face. Since many of these workers risk their lives to protect ours, the nation and corporates have a responsibility to protect the health and financial stability of these individuals and their families. We propose a two-part federal policy response, to be carried out over a defined period, to fulfill this responsibility.