ICT and mobile workflow solutions provider Ascom and mobile network provider Wyld Networks have teamed up to help care homes tackle COVID and Influenza outbreaks.
By adding Wyld Mesh networks, Ascom aims to help support social distancing in care homes and improve real time communications to better manage and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and influenza.
Visitors and staff will be asked to download the smartphone app and enter information on symptoms, test results and eventually their vaccine status to enable care homes to judge whether they are an infection risk. Residents will wear IoT devices to connect them to the system.
By integrating Wyld Mesh with Ascom’s Myco smartphones and Unite messaging platform, care homes will have vital access control over their staff and visitors via the app, as they enter a geofence surrounding the home.
Using the technology’s sophisticated location capability, care homes will also be able to create two metre virtual geozones around staff, visitors and residents to enforce social distancing and keep them safe.
The integrated solution will automatically connect all care home staff mobiles, enabling managers and workers to message, quickly and securely, potential risk or breaches of social distancing guidelines.
Managers will also be able to visualise social distancing as a heat map in real time to make informed decisions on changing building infrastructure, room occupancy levels, routines and processes to further enable best practice.
Paul Lawrence, managing director of Ascom UK, (pictured) said: “This technology is changing the way people connect and work together and our partnership with Wyld is therefore a significant step forward in our mission to better serve all Ascom customers. But it is absolutely right that residential care customers be first in the queue for this important solution, as we all strive to stay safe and minimise the effects of the pandemic.”