Governments and populations around the world are looking for strategies to ease pandemic lockdown restrictions. Improving how we respond once an infected person is diagnosed can help keep the curve flat while also enabling healthy and recovered people to go out and interact in public again.
The main approach governments are taking to enable digital contact tracing is using Bluetooth technology to trace back contacts of confirmed cases. Once traced, contacts can be quickly and confidentially notified to seek testing, self-isolate, and use precautionary measures.
Initially, when people think Bluetooth, they think of smartphones, as every available smartphone comes with Bluetooth. However, only half the world’s population own and use smartphones.
Fortunately, Bluetooth tags offer an alternative approach for digital tracing. Bluetooth tags are standalone Bluetooth radios that…