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The coronavirus crisis. Indoor location at work to avoid massive quarantines.

Retina, the section of El País with “News of professionals called to lead technological change in their organizations” includes a report about our indoor location solution for the prevention of Covid-19 at work: Situm Covid-19.

The coronavirus crisis “A geolocator at work to avoid massive quarantines”, written by Olivia López Bueno, explains how the solution developed by Situm enables a safer working environment.

The article points out the core technology behind the solution: “a smartphone has more than a dozen sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer… it communicates via wifi and bluetooth with the environment. All of this can be used to locate the mobile phone with all this information. And if it locates the mobile, it locates the person who is carrying it”.

The article lists the three main uses of indoor location at work for Covid-19:

  • Alerting the worker to the lack of interpersonal distance.
  • Alert when the number of people in a room could prevent the maintenance of the safety distance (capacity control)
  • Monitor the movements of people over time (only within the workplace), which is the function most demanded by companies.

The article explains how this last function allows to go back in the steps and relationships that a person diagnosed as positive by covid-19 did at work. In this way, specific areas can be disinfected and those workers with whom he or she has had significant contact can be tested. This would avoid quarantining entire floors of buildings, and the economic cost involved.

“What has been proven in the last months of commercialization of this service,” explains Barro, “is that companies are fundamentally interested in this last case of use, and not so much in the first two”.

Read the full report here.


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