Social Distancing in schools and universities - an instant reminder and alert!
Ensuring Social Distancing and Tracing of Chains of Infection in schools and universities using the Contact Tracker from Compike GmbHHeidelberg, )
With the gradual cancellation of the ban on contacts and the urgently needed "ramp-up" of the economy, more and more people will return to their jobs and teaching facilities in the next few weeks and months. In this situation, it is all the more important that there is an effective method of being able to completely track all contacts of a Corona infected person within an institution if this diagnosis should occur in the coming months. Who was in the canteen with the infected person in the past few days, who was in the same meeting last week or had direct contact in the classroom? The Compike "Corona Tracker" provides exactly these answers. The solution is primarily designed for the traceability of contact chains in companies or other institutions.
A smartphone-based solution (“Corona app”) may be sufficient at the state or federal level, but it contains gaps that are too large for school and university operations. Many children, pupils or teachers do not have a smartphone, others have deactivated Bluetooth and many have legitimate concerns about data protection. Compike has developed the Contact / Corona Tracker to enable teachers and students to work safely in Covid-19 times, while at the same time taking the concerns of the workforce and students seriously and also to ensure safe school operations and supervision.
The Corona Tracker is a small device, similar to a pager, which is worn on the belt or as a lanyard by all teachers, employees, children and students on the school premises. Just like the planned state Corona apps, it uses radio signals to check who is nearby for how long and records this information for the past 14 days (contact between two or more people over a period of at least 10 seconds in a distance of less than or equal to 1.5 meters / 5 feet). If an employee, teacher or student should now report sick with Corona, all you have to do is read the password-protected Tracker and get the contact list of the last 14 or more days - "the potential chain of infection“. Now only the relevant people need to be informed, tested or isolated, not entire departments, areas or the whole location due to a lack of transparency (appropriate Corona/Covid-19 tests can also be provided by Compike). In addition, the Tracker functions as a proximity sensor and gives an acoustic alarm in the event of a too close distance between two people - an important aid and reminder in complying with the social distancing requirements. No personal data is stored on the Tracker itself and there is no possibility of localization - the solution is therefore very data protection and works council friendly. Another very important factor is that - apart from the Trackers - no new infrastructure is needed in the school or university.
On our landing page you will find comprehensive information about our ready-to-run turnkey solution: https://www.compike-corona-tracker.com. The prices are list prices – special conditions apply for the area of education, schools and universities.
- The Tracker is a very small, light-weight device
- The Tracker works completely self-sufficient, no new infrastructure is required in the schools
- The Tracker works like a proximity sensor and gives an acoustic alarm if the contact is too close (social distancing)
- If two people are too close, this "critical contact" is saved locally on the Tracker
- No personal data on the Tracker
- The Tracker memory is typically only scanned in the event of illness and the contact history of the last 14 days is obtained (complete traceability of the potential chain of infection within the institution)
We are convinced that with the contact tracking solution we can make a very essential contribution to the smoothest (if not completely "normal") school and teaching operations in the coming months.