RFID Body Temperature Monitoring For Employees

COVID-19 is a genuine shock to daily life. Businesses are set to redefine seating at offices, working at factories and plants, and on fieldwork. The truth that manufacturers in all industry sectors know all too well: “You can’t build products working from home.” As law offices, financial services firms, tech companies, and much more close their doors in and post-COVID-1 situation and may request employees to “work from home,”, but manufacturers face the reality that manufacturing requires employees to work on-site.

 

There is no factory production work from home. But the challenge to staff a factory becomes much more daunting every day during this COVID-19 pandemic, with emphasis on social distancing, and avoiding groups of people. India Inc will reset its workspaces once work resumes after the lockdown, with large-scale behavioral and physical space alterations on cards. Businesses also expect the use of office workspace to be drastically different from the pre-Covid era, where optimizing the use of office space was essential.

We recently conducted a manufacturers’ online discussion involving scores of manufacturers from numerous industry sectors to share ideas about how manufacturers can continue to operate in the face of this pandemic. Here are some of the discussion points and ideas & practices identified in that discussion.

 

HOW DO FIND HIGH-RISK EMPLOYEES?


Manufacturers may have to move decisively to identify and exclude from the workplace those employees who have symptoms of the COVID-19 illness (i.e., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, or difficulty breathing)—in fact, The ministry of home affairs (Disease Control and Prevention) recommends in guidance that employers “actively encourage sick employees to stay home.” Where feasible, it could be better to go one step further and identify and exclude from the factory employees who are at high risk.

For example, employers may want to encourage employees who have taken cruises or international flights in the last few weeks, or who live with individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 infection, to remain at home.

 

Asking for self-identification through regular surveys or interviews will have its own limitation in getting facts from them. Again, this is easier said than done. Many hourly employees live daily/weekly wages and may be reluctant to admit to having members of their households who demonstrate symptoms out of fear of being laid off or being unable to work for a period of time. Thus, employers may need to reduce the potential barriers to full disclosure.

High protection and identification of worker’s actual health and body temperature is very much essential and is a serious concern. To help you create a healthier workforce we offer a body status check solution that allows you to get a body health temperature logging of your workforce to monitor one of the important factors before, on, and after their work timings.

 

We provide RFID based body temperature monitoring system using simple Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled smartphones, which helps all different levels of staff and government authorities to monitor their staff’s body temperature status continuously at the local and central levels. Originally these RFID tags are developed for industrial use for logging shipping information of the goods, and they can also log the temperature of your shipment throughout its journey independent of carriers and transport methods. But with the current requirements, we have tested these tags on the human body for the most important data monitoring to support the baseline body report for employers of all the staff members supporting essential services.

 

Digital thermometers use electronic heat sensors to record body temperatures. They can be used in the rectum (rectal), mouth (oral), or armpit (axillary). Armpit temperatures are typically the least accurate of the three.

Key features of RFID Tag

  • Easy to use
  • Single-time use (work around 30 to 45 days)
  • Recyclables as common waste (WEEE)
  • Contains no dangerous substances
  • Can be deployed quickly
  • Air freight safe (No lithium batteries)

Please find beside a picture showing one of the tests conducted by placing the TAG on the side
of the body (near the Armpit) and comparing the reading with a thermometer reading at the armpit. A variance of (-ve) 1.1º was observed and it was expected, of course, taking into consideration the difference between side body temperature and armpit temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

Even with COVID-19 requiring social distancing for the weeks or months to come, every Country and State/s still requires an enormous class of workers to keep essential services online. Many of these essential industries will see continued demand for their products and services, the inverse of other industries that cannot operate during a period of social distancing. We propose a simple monitoring technique to support the baseline information of staff at the time of resuming duty. Following way, we can have the RFID-enabled tag installed on the body:

can use Waterproof Transparent Dressing Tap to avoid any allergies before applying RFID Body Temperature Tag under the armpit.

Provides protection from any allergic reaction to the body
Stays on skin for long periods of time with minimal skin irritation
Allows moisture to escape while allowing oxygen in for breathability
Flexes and moves with the body for greater comfort
Easy-to-apply and remove
Trusted by doctors and nurses in hospitals for more than 25 years

To get a sense of just how many workers could be impacted, we need qualitative information to monitor specific health status (in our case we monitor body temperature as one of the proven ways) regularly. While it can be statistically difficult to isolate essential workers in these industries, we aimed to define a range of possible employees who need such monitoring. Our expectation is that most support staff in these essential industries will continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s hard to gauge exactly how many workers fall into this ‘isolate’ category. For example, hospitals will not just rely on doctors and nurses—cleaning staff, cooks, and others are still necessary to keep the hospital functional. Local governments will also need police officers, cleaning staff, and firefighters to keep working, alongside administrative and maintenance workers.

 

GET INDIVIDUAL BODY TEMPERATURE DATA WITH 2 OPTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CENTRALISED DATA COLLECTION AND MONITORING

Cloud-based body temperature monitoring portal provides authorities full control and overviews of all body temperature data for medical staff, various data reports and tag reads. Dashboarding supports Hospital, Area, Station, and State level data representation.

The RFID tag can be configured, started, and read with your NFC enabled Smartphone for body temperature data log and automatic data capture on Cloud Server.

Key Benefits of Our Cloud System.

  • View the temperature data & graph of any staff
  • View generated temperature variation reports
  • View tag readings with location data
  • Set up temperature logger configurations
  • Set up custom data integration

 

 

SAMPLE DASHBOARD AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL

A portion of these essential workers will continue to report to their jobs at health care facilities and other work sites, it’s not just the total number of jobs that matters, but a better understanding of who these workers are and the risks they face. Since many of these workers risk their lives to protect ours, the nation and corporates have a responsibility to protect the health and financial stability of these individuals and their families. We propose a two-part federal policy response, to be carried out over a defined period, to fulfill this responsibility.

KEY FEATURES OF RFID TAG

  • Easy to use
  • Single-time use (work around 30 to 45 days)
  • Recyclables as common waste (WEEE)
  • It contains no dangerous substances
  • Can be deployed quickly

 

 

Given all this uncertainty and recognizing that an increasing number of cities and states under lockdown and post have developed their own definitions of who is essential. Neglecting their health checkups might give birth to various health complications, proving to be fatal as well, at times, due to the delayed diagnosis, which consequently paves the way for preventive body checkups at a point. Assisting in the early detection of medical symptoms is the primary purpose of a proactive body temperature monitoring system. It is not the prevention of disease, but the simple alerting system before any disease started affecting the body and saves unwanted connections at a right time.

 

PLEASE DO CONNECT WITH US FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SYSTEM. IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO IMPLEMENT BUT VERY EFFECTIVE TO PREVENT ANY ISSUES BEFOREHAND.