Facedrive Launching Pilot Project For Its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Wearable in Partnership with LiUNA

Facedrive COVID19 TraceSCAN Pilot project
The TraceSCAN wearable allows tracing of other nearby participants and determines the distance between them. (Image credit: Facedrive Health)

Facedrive, a leading tech developer, based in Canada, announced that its COVID-19 contact tracing wearable solution TraceSCAN is launching a pilot project in partnership with the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) in early August.

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“The safety and well-being of LiUNA members remain our highest priority. We are pleased to have TraceSCAN wearables available to the membership of LiUNA working together to ensure heightened protection at the workplace amid COVID-19,” said Joseph Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada. “We will continue to ensure that the health and safety of all members remains at the centre of all decision making, including the pilot of this innovative safety measure, as we continue building stronger communities across Canada,” added Mancinelli.

The pilot project will take place at a worksite in Hamilton, ON, where every employee is assigned a dedicated wearable device for COVID-19 contact tracing. TraceSCAN has developed a custom deployment process to ensure that contact tracing is done completely independent of phone use. As part of the pilot setup, there is a designated station for employees to upload contact history through Bluetooth at the end of each workday. Facedrive Health will provide support in deploying the contact tracing solution, training staff, and close monitoring to ensure successful adoption, reports BusinessWire.

A heat map showing social distance
Image: Facedrive Health

“We are excited to be piloting the TraceSCAN Wearables in partnership with LiUNA. We believe that the learnings from this pilot will inform our national and international deployment strategy,” said Facedrive Chairman and CEO Sayan Navaratnam. “As businesses begin to reopen and people return to work, TraceSCAN Wearables presents a viable alternative to other contact tracing applications to enhance our COVID-19 containment efforts in the workplace. As an ESG-focused “people-and-planet-first” platform, we are committed to having a meaningful positive impact on the lives and the health of our community,” added Navaratnam.

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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 Health develops innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges of the day. 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.

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