TORONTO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive“) (TSXV: FD) (OTCQX: FDVRF), a Canadian” people and planet first “technology ecosystem, is pleased to announce that TraceSCAN, the COVID-19 portable contact tracing solution developed by Health Facedrive, was adopted for reserve-wide use by the Waywayseecappo First Nation (“Waywayseecappo“) located in western Manitoba as a result of a successful pilot project. Waywayseecappo is a Treaty 4 Ojibway First Nation. Many First Nations communities have been particularly affected by the pandemic epidemic, and Waywayseecappo takes a hands-on approach by adopting the TraceSCAN Cutting System, an advanced portable solution to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus in their community and serve as a role model for other First Nations.
Adopting reserve-wide TraceSCAN technology will involve equipping all members of the Waywayseecappo community, including frontline workers, schoolchildren and the elderly, with a portable device, as well as installation of support infrastructure throughout the First Nation. Visitors will be equipped with technology. The TraceSCAN team traveled to Waywayseecappo for technology deployment, knowledge transfer and to raise awareness of contact tracing efforts and their effectiveness in preventing the spread of the virus. In addition, a number of technical support workers have been trained locally to ensure ongoing support for all TraceSCAN users. The reserve-wide adoption of TraceSCAN has been extremely well received by community members and has generated substantial interest from nearby businesses, reserves and towns that are currently considering expanding the deployment to their territories.
The portable TraceSCAN contact tracing solution is powered by state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology which allows it to function as a stand-alone device. Jointly developed by Facedrive Health and a group of researchers from the University of Waterloo, TraceSCAN has received Ontario government approval and support for further enterprise deployment. TraceSCAN solutions are powered by Microsoft Azure which, as previously noted, marks the first step in a collaboration between Microsoft Azure and Facedrive. After many successful implementations with corporate clients such as LiUNA, Air Canada and others, and a growing demand for multifunctional connected health solutions, TraceSCAN quickly extended its use case scenarios to multiple industries such as as recreation, travel, food processing, construction and other industries.
Engagement with the Waywayseecappo community is integral to the company’s pursuit of the ESG mandate across its healthcare, TaaS, food delivery, market, and communications platform verticals. Technologies like TraceSCAN play a crucial role among communities afflicted by a lack of resources or health facilities in these unprecedented times. As many First Nations communities still have data connectivity issues making application-based solutions considerably less efficient, TraceSCAN stands out as a solution of choice with advanced portable Bluetooth technology allowing it to perform the search function. contacts without using a mobile device. The adoption follows the appointment of Phil Fontaine as strategic advisor to Facedrive. Canadian Indigenous leader and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for three terms, Mr. Fontaine is a strong advocate for the future of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Mr. Fontaine will continue to play a vital role in liaising with the Waywayseecappo community and communicating the needs of the reserve to Facedrive. If TraceSCAN is implemented by other First Nations communities, Mr. Fontaine is expected to play a similar role as well.
“We are delighted to have completed the pilot project with the Waywayseecappo community and we are now moving forward with the wide adoption of TraceSCAN technology by all of its members. The Waywayseecappo First Nation is the first Indigenous nation to implement our solution to protect its citizens and help stop the spread of COVID-19, and we recognize the honor and responsibility that comes with it. Our teams work tirelessly both on site and at the grassroots to ensure a smooth implementation, an excellent customer experience and, above all, an effective follow-up of contacts between all users ”, said Sayan Navaratnam, President and CEO general of Facedrive. “We see this adoption as an important step leading to potential deployments among other First Nations, with massive opportunities to equip over 1.6 million citizens of the Indigenous community with this contact tracing technology in Canada alone.” . It’s part of our commitment as an ESG ecosystem to continue to deliver essential and urgent health solutions to all members of our society. ”
“We have received positive feedback and outstanding results as a result of our pilot project with TraceSCAN. Our community feels confident and optimistic about the success of this pandemic using this pioneering yet easy-to-use contact tracing technology, ”said Murray Clearsky, Chief of The Waywayseecappo First Nation and a leader of the efforts of prevention of the spread of the virus in his community since the start of the pandemic. “After careful consideration, we made the decision to go ahead with this solution and provide all of our employees with TraceSCAN devices. Waywayseecappo members are supportive of the idea and look forward to receiving training and equipment, ”added Clearsky.
About Waywayseecappo First Nation
Waywayseecappo First Nation is located 32 km east of Russell in Manitoba, Canada. The First Nation is 10,059 hectares in size and is located near the southwest corner of Riding Mountain National Park. It is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Rossburn and the Rural Municipality of Silver Creek. The First Nation also holds interests with 32 other First Nations on the 37.1 hectares of Treaty Reserve # 4 (Indian Reserve # 77), located adjacent to Fort Qu’Appelle. Its population is 1,679 people. There are various businesses located in the Birdtail Valley near PTH 45, such as a gas station, RCMP station, grocery store, play center, health center, daycare, and resort. community arena.
Facedrive is a multi-faceted ‘people and planet first’ technology ecosystem providing socially responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business in a fair, equitable and sustainable manner. As part of this commitment, Facedrive’s vision is to fulfill its mandate through a number of verticals that leverage the Company’s existing technologies or project synergies with existing business lines (the “”Vertical Facedrive“). The Facedrive Verticals include its carpooling activity (“Carpool Facedrive“), sustainable electronic commerce platform (“Facedrive market“), food delivery service (“Facedrive Foods“), e-social platform (“Social Facedrive“) and its activity of finding contacts and sustainable health services (“Health Facedrive“).
Facedrive Rideshare was among the first to offer a wide variety of environmentally and socially responsible solutions in the Transport as a Service (TaaS) space, planting thousands of trees based on user consumption and offering choices between electric, hybrid and conventional vehicles (including, more recently, electric and hybrid vehicles on subscription through Steer). Facedrive Marketplace offers selected products created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless delivery of a wide variety of foods to consumers’ doorsteps, with an emphasis on doing so in a socially and environmentally conscious manner. Facedrive Social strives to keep people connected in a physically remote world through its HiQ and other e-socialization platforms that invite users to interact based on common interests and by offering gamification and support features. mutual community. Facedrive Health strives to develop and deliver innovative technological solutions to the most acute health problems, including its proprietary TraceSCAN wearable technology for contact tracing. Facedrive plans to change the narratives of ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce, social technology and health for the better, for everyone, and is currently operational in Canada and the United States.
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