Singapore has developed a special device TraceTogether that can track spread of coronavirus. It is designed for people who for various reasons do not have smartphones.
TraceTogether powered by Bluetooth, reports the BBC.
In Singapore the government launched an application to track the spread of the virus. However, they can use not all. This made the device TraceTogether.
How it works
These devices have unique QR codes and they should not be charged. They can work on one battery up to 9 months.
TraceTogether able to exchange signals with other Bluetooth near devices or smartphones (on which the application is installed to monitor COVID-19). If someone had contracted the coronavirus, other people who had contact with them, you will get a notification.
The first batch was already distributed to people / bbc.com
The first batch of these devices have already been distributed to older people who do not have families and do not use smartphones. By the way, the authorities claim that data from these devices are encrypted. They will be stored for up to 25 days.
Overall, Singapore recorded the coronavirus in 43 459 people, 26 of them died from complications.
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