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May 12, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – SafeCheck introduces its Walk Through Body Temperature Detector – MedTek21 partners with AccessDX Laboratory for Covid-19 testing

By Chloe Kent

KC Wearable has partnered with national authorities across Europe, including the Italian police and a major airport in Rome, to aid them in lifting the Covid-19 lockdown. Its KC Wearable Smart Helmet features a fast-scanning infrared camera which is linked to an augmented reality (AR) headset and allows users to measure the temperature of up to 13 people at once in real time. As fever is a key symptom of Covid-19, this could help authorities to identify infected people and ask them to leave busy public spaces. KC is in talks with various other public authorities across the continent.

Retired nurses and healthcare professionals represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) have urged for better personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard caregivers from the spread of Covid-19. The MNA requested that Massachusetts Governer Charlie Baker issue an N95 mask directive, seek consent for the use of de-contaminated masks, offer transparency for PPE and appropriate training for donning and removal of PPE.

SafeCheck has launched its SafeCheck Walk Through Body Temperature Detector, which instantly reads the temperature of a person walking through it. This technology will help detect people with fevers, which might indicate possible infection of Covid-19 or other illnesses. Airports and other public venues are starting to adopt temperature screenings as a safety measure, and technologies like this could help to expedite the process.

Somnetics International has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration for the distribution of BiPAP machines and respiratory circuits that will aid them in the fight against COVID-19.

MedTek21 and AccessDX Laboratory have announced the availability of a Covid-19 testing and compliance solution to New York State’s nursing homes and adult care facilities. All personnel are currently required to be tested for Covid-19 infections twice weekly. The MedTek21/AccessDX solution and rapid-response teams will ensure facility operators have immediate and continuous access to test kits, results, and reporting.  Sample results will be available within 24-48 hours of receipt, and full test status and chain-of-custody reporting will be provided by the MedTek21 software.

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