U.S. airport is testing a blockage application to track building cleanliness

16.11.2020
International Airport Albany in the U.S. has begun testing a block-type application to track the cleanliness of surfaces and facilities in the airport building against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wellness Trace application, developed by General Electric (GE) in partnership with TE-FOOD and Eurofins, is based on Microsoft Azure’s corporate blockchain and aims to improve travel safety during and after the Coronavirus pandemic;

Wellness Trace will provide travelers with real-time information about the cleanliness of surfaces before they are touched. Airport visitors will be able to get this information by scanning the QR code stickers affixed at the airport via their phone;

According to the airport administration, the experiment will last three months. Airport employees will use the application to track cleaning protocols of the main areas and objects in and around the building. More than 45 stickers with QR codes were placed during the testing;

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said Airport General Manager Philip Calderone;

Blockquote is not the first time it has been used for solutions to combat coronavirus proliferation. Earlier, Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso stated that the Blockquote will be a key element in the global fight against the pandemic, helping to track contacts and keep them confidential;

In April, it became known that cases of COVID-19 infection in Latin America would be tracked through the blockchain. In addition, in March the Dutch companies declared that they would use the blockchain to fight the coronavirus pandemic.