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Preparing to test Covid-19 isolation monitoring bracelet


Two types of smart bracelets that support the management of quarantined and post-isolation people ‘make in Vietnam’ are expected to be tested in the next week.
The National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has just introduced two types of bracelets to support management and monitor people in concentrated isolation and after concentrated isolation, serving the prevention and control of Covid-19 to be tested and released soon.

Preparing to test Covid-19 isolation monitoring bracelet The first type is the Bluezone smart bracelet, manufactured by a Vietnamese enterprise. The expected price is 6 USD / unit, equivalent to about 138,000 VND. The bracelet uses Bluezone open source core, 30-day battery, and is used in cases where smartphones are not used like in factories, used for the elderly … to support monitoring, medical declaration… The second type is a GPS navigation bracelet to help manage in the isolation area, priced at 35 USD/piece (equivalent to 800,000 VND). This bracelet will identify the wearer’s location, have a warning to destroy or remove the bracelet; 30 days battery, can be charged repeatedly and reused. The bracelet has a warning sent to the quarantined person, the medical officer in charge when leaving the allowed range or violating the predetermined route. Previously, to comply with the request of the National Steering Committee for the Prevention and Control of the Covid-19 epidemic to complete the application to manage entry people from the time of entry, at the isolation area and to monitor their health after the end. On May 8, the Ministry of Information and Communications proposed to apply a specialized bracelet to support the monitoring of people in concentrated isolation and after centralized isolation developed by Vietnamese technology enterprises. According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, some countries have exported solutions to monitor quarantined subjects, but the use of available foreign solutions will lead to many limitations in mastering and customizing to suit the Vietnamese context. Male. The purchase of foreign solutions is also dependent on the production capacity of the partner, which can significantly affect the Covid-19 prevention and control plan. Meanwhile, Vietnamese enterprises now also have solutions (mastering technology and data stored in Vietnam) and sufficient production capacity, ready to deploy on a large scale in a short time. The quarantine bracelet can open up a new management direction for low-risk quarantined people, who will be fitted with a bracelet to monitor their self-isolation at home. This approach helps to reduce the risk of cross-contamination in the isolation area, and at the same time reduces the social burden, especially the epidemic prevention and control team. Besides this bracelet, a number of other technological solutions have been deployed by the National Center for Technology for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to manage isolation, manage vaccinations and certify electronic vaccines… the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.