TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV:FD), Canada’s “people-and-planet first” technology ecosystem, is pleased to announce that after initial positive results and user feedback in a pilot, will be deploying more TraceSCAN wearable devices to Air Canada to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, expanding the scope of the pilot arrangement into 2021.
“Keeping Canadians safe during this challenging time continues to be priority number one,” said Sayan Navaratnam, CEO of Facedrive Inc. Adding, “Air Canada is recognized as an industry leader in COVID-19 safety mitigation. So we are delighted with the opportunity to grow the relationship through TraceSCAN, exploring an additional layer of safety for their employees.”
Later this month, Facedrive Health will deliver Air Canada with additional TraceSCAN Bluetooth wearable contact tracing devices. On top of the wrist band version of the wearable devices currently in use by Air Canada, employees will have the option to wear a key fob version that can attach to a lanyard—providing more variety of use. With a 99% adoption rate amongst participating employees and over 30,000 interactions tracked to date, the integration of TraceSCAN has been effective. During the period of pilot, TraceSCAN team has also enhanced their contact tracing platform with additional features such as real-time interaction analytics, advanced risk calculation algorithms and graphical representation of contact histories.
The University of Waterloo team headed by Professor Patricia Nieva and Professor William Melek has showcased the significance of using Artificial Intelligence in the field of contact tracing. The Waterloo team was able to identify contact histories of up to the 4th degree when a user tests positive for COVID-19. The TraceSCAN team believes that this feature will significantly reduce the risk of an outbreak within an organization. Currently, the team is working on enhancing this feature to assign a risk factor to each employee within an organization when a user tests positive based on the degree of contact, proximity and duration of interaction.
Facedrive is a multi-faceted “people-and-planet first” platform offering socially-responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. Facedrive Rideshare was the first to offer green transportation solutions in the TaaS space, planting thousands of trees and giving users a choice between electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and conventional vehicles. Facedrive Marketplace offers curated merchandise created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless deliveries of healthy foods right to consumers’ doorsteps. Facedrive Health develops innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges of the day. Facedrive is changing the ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce and health tech narratives for the better, for everyone. Facedrive is currently operational in the following cities and municipalities of Ontario: The Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Orillia and Ottawa.
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