Thinxtra has expanded its partnership with New Zealand-based technology company, Tether, in the indoor air quality space to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to manage the risk of COVID-19 in public venues.
Tether has leveraged Thinxtra’s 0G network, powered by Sigfox’s low power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology, to launch COVID Care, a smart IAQ monitoring solution which includes IoT devices and data analytics software, initially targeted at businesses, schools and aged care providers.
COVID Care monitors carbon dioxide (CO2) levels to identify the risk of COVID-19 and is the first solution of its kind globally that can be dedicated to a room or a group of rooms.
The data collected by COVID Care devices is provided to decision makers – such as facility operators, teachers and managers – in a simple ‘risk level’ format that can be viewed in real-time and remotely via smartphone application and dashboard.
“CO2 is an excellent indicator of whether the air in a room is conducive to transmitting COVID-19 via aerosol particles, and it’s therefore not inconceivable that the future will hold CO2 evacuation alerts for classrooms, offices and other spaces occupied by large volumes of people,” said Brandon Van Blerk, Chief Executive Officer at Tether.Click below to share this article