TORONTO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive“) (TSXV: FD), (OTCQX: FDVRF) is pleased to announce that, in accordance with a sales and support commitment, its TraceSCAN portable contact tracing platform has been selected for deployment by Eden Lodge Nursery School (“Eden Lodge“), located in Bridgetown, Barbados. Eden Lodge selected TraceSCAN as a complete application / web based solution for contactless screening and filing as well as a contact tracing solution for students. Eden Lodge was looking for a solution complete tracing and interaction to protect staff and students at school. TraceSCAN will provide Eden Lodge with a complete record of all interactions at school and among wanted persons so that all high risk interactions are identified .
“Facedrive is delighted that Eden Lodge is implementing the TraceSCAN contact tracing solution among its students and staff. Our solution helps trace interactions and the potential spread of COVID-19 in all environments, especially those that are essential for staying open, which makes TraceSCAN a suitable natural tool for ensuring the security, reliability and anonymity of exposure monitoring at Eden Lodge, ”said Suman Pushparajah, COO at Facedrive Inc. “We see this project as a catalyst for many other applications in the education sector. The reopening of schools, nurseries and day care centers is an essential part of the return to ‘normal’, and now, as the Global economy is witnessing an easing of restrictions related to COVID-19, the pressure is on them to demonstrate that operations can resume in a safe and responsible manner. We no We are committed to continuing to offer our contact tracing products and services to support families and economies, and ultimately protect lives, ”Pushparajah added.
The portable TraceSCAN contact tracing solution, jointly developed by Facedrive Health and a group of researchers from the University of Waterloo, is powered by cutting-edge Bluetooth technology allowing it to operate as a stand-alone device or in conjunction with mobile solutions in use. by public health authorities. TraceSCAN is particularly suited to environments where individuals may not be able to transport or have access to mobile devices. TraceSCAN technology is powered by Microsoft Azure. Following further successful deployments with corporate clients and continued demand for multifunctional connected health and safety solutions, TraceSCAN has extended its use case scenarios to multiple industries such as education, recreation, travel, manufacturing, food processing, construction and other industries.
The announcement of the deployment to Eden Lodge follows discussions about delays in the COVID-19 vaccination process in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the overall low number of fully vaccinated residents in that region (https: // www . paho.org/en/news/19-5-2021-paho-director-calls-closing-glaring-vaccine-gap-expanding-vaccine-production-latin). Eden Lodge views TraceSCAN as an important part of its efforts to ensure the safety and protection of its students and staff when their doors reopen. After a successful deployment to Eden Lodge, TraceSCAN is expected to expand its customer base to other educational institutions in Barbados, as well as other countries in the Caribbean network.
“We are delighted to partner with Facedrive and deploy TraceSCAN to do our little part in the fight against COVID-19. We would like to thank the parents and guardians of the schoolchildren who all gave their consent. Children are playful and communicate with their hands, they love to touch and hug. Everything must be done to ensure the safety of our children in schools. TraceSCAN has provided us with a platform that can effectively perform contact tracing for our children, teachers and support staff, allowing us to make the right decisions about testing and isolation. I am sure this partnership will be beneficial for both of us, ”said Roseclaire Blades, Principal of Eden Lodge Kindergarten.
About Eden Lodge Kindergarten
The Eden Lodge Nursery School (“Eden Lodge”) was a gift from the Barbados Jaycees to the Government of Barbados. Eden Lodge was officially opened by the Minister of Education, the Honorable Erskine Sandiford, on September 9, 1975. Eden Lodge aims to provide a high quality early childhood program that responds to spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional development and social development of each child, also to promote positive relationships with the home and the community at large.
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 services that exploit the Company’s existing technologies or project synergies with existing business lines.
Facedrive’s service offerings include: (i) an environmentally friendly ridesharing company, Facedrive Rideshare; (ii) a food delivery service, Facedrive Foods; (iii) the subscription business of electric and hybrid vehicles, Steer; (iv) contact tracing and connected health technologies services, Facedrive Health; (v) electronic commerce platform, Facedrive Marketplace; and (vi) the e-social platform, Facedrive Social. 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 usually created from sustainably sourced materials and linked to social causes. 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.
To learn more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.
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