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Real-time temperature monitoring wearable launches in UK to help stop spread of COVID-19 

Singapore based company scales up operations to help UK curb the spread of coronavirus

PouchNATION, a leader in crowd management and behavioural analytics technologies, has launched its new real time body temperature monitoring wristband, PouchPASS in the United Kingdom. After raising 500,000 USD last year in seed funding, the wearable device was developed to aid workplaces, families, and communities as they cope with COVID-19 and monitoring of individual health and safety.

PouchNATION was originally a guest registration, cashless payments, activity tracking, social engagement and access control platform for events. Over a 5 year period, the company sold more than 3.8m RFID enabled wristbands to ensure seamless access and crowd control at some of Southeast Asia’s largest gatherings.

Faced with the onset of COVID-19 and utilising a recent study conducted by the World Health Organisation (completed in China and Europe) indicating that 89.1% of COVID-19 patients had fever as the major symptom, PouchNATION decided to swiftly pivot. They quickly developed PouchPASS, a wearable wrist device that provides continuous temperature monitoring as well as contact management and data recording for individuals as well as employers, parents, and organisation leaders, to monitor and maintain the wellbeing of their colleagues, children, and group members. 

Leveraging on its experience in building mobile applications and platforms as well as managing large amounts of data, PouchNATION has developed both a personal mobile application and a dashboard for community users that enables live situational reporting. 

PouchPASS works by providing continuous, remote monitoring of temperatures through a wristband linked to users’ smartphones via Bluetooth. A central platform operated by the company, can provide transparency on any change of conditions within the workplace with real time alerts triggered for users in the event someone experiences a significant rise in temperature. The technology also ensures accurate contact history within the workplace with geolocation technology on the basis of strict privacy conditions and user permission.

Similar in size and appearance to fitness monitoring wearables, the company has experienced a surge in demand and recently hit over 20 million global temperature records.

The company has already secured several high profile partnerships including the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team as it tours racing tracks around Spain and globally in an effort to keep its staff safe. PouchPASS is offering a real-time solution for businesses across the construction, tourism, education, sports, manufacturing and events sectors as they adapt to the new reality of COVID-19 and the need to perform temperature checks.

The PouchPASS wristband temperature monitor is currently on sale at an individual rate €34 (£30) with company and family discount packages available.

Speaking about the launch, CEO of PouchNATION Ilya Kravtsov said:

“Many businesses remain reluctant to reopen without the ability to actively monitor staff and ensure customer safety. We’re very proud of having designed and built a product and platform that can enable employers and families to monitor, in real time, the temperatures of employees, visitors or family members to provide a quick and effective response to potential COVID19 cases in the workplace or at home in compliance with government regulations. We hope that PouchPASS will provide real value not only in temperature and location data but also in manpower costs required to manually take temperatures several times a day.”

“With a huge surge in demand from businesses, schools and the likes we are looking for support through our Indiegogo campaign to help us scale our operations and roll out our technology quickly. 

You can find out more about PouchPASS here.