TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD), Canada’s “people-and-planet first” business and leading tech developer, is pleased to announce that TraceSCAN Wearables, Facedrive Health’s COVID-19 contact tracing wearable solution, is launching a pilot project with the partner of TraceSCAN, Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) in early August.
The pilot project will take place at a work site in Hamilton, ON, where every employee is assigned a dedicated wearable device for COVID-19 contact tracing. TraceSCAN has developed a custom deployment process to ensure that contact tracing is done completely independent of phone use. As part of the pilot setup, there is a designated station for employees to upload contact history through Bluetooth at the end of each work day. Facedrive Health will provide support in deploying the contact tracing solution, training staff and closely monitoring to ensure a successful adoption.
As Facedrive Health previously announced on July 21, 2020, the Windows application available on Microsoft App Store features Bluetooth wearable technology integration to support contact tracing efforts at workplaces across the province of Ontario. Initially, it was announced that the TraceSCAN application was available for download by invite only, however, it is now available for download by any interested member of the public.
“The safety and well-being of LiUNA members remains our highest priority. We are pleased to have TraceSCAN wearables available to the membership of LiUNA working together to ensure heightened protection at the workplace amid COVID-19,” said Joseph Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada. “We will continue to ensure that the health and safety of all members remains at the centre of all decision making, including the pilot of this innovative safety measure, as we continue building stronger communities across Canada,” added Mancinelli.
“We are excited to be piloting the TraceSCAN Wearables in partnership with LiUNA. We believe that the learnings from this pilot will inform our national and international deployment strategy,” said Facedrive Chairman and CEO Sayan Navaratnam. “As businesses begin to reopen and people return to work, TraceSCAN Wearables presents a viable alternative to other contact tracing applications to enhance our COVID-19 containment efforts in the workplace. As an ESG-focused “people-and-planet-first” platform, we are committed to having a meaningful positive impact on the lives and the health of our community,” added Navaratnam.
Facedrive is a multi-faceted “people-and-planet first” platform offering socially-responsible services to local communities with a strong commitment to doing business fairly, equitably and sustainably. Facedrive Rideshare was the first to offer green transportation solutions in the TaaS space, planting thousands of trees and giving users a choice between electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and conventional vehicles. Facedrive Marketplace offers curated merchandise created from sustainably sourced materials. Facedrive Foods offers contactless deliveries of healthy foods right to consumers’ doorsteps. Facedrive Health develops innovative technological solutions to the most acute health challenges of the day. Facedrive is changing the ridesharing, food delivery, e-commerce and health tech narratives for the better, for everyone. Facedrive is currently operational in the following cities and municipalities of Ontario: The Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Orillia, and Ottawa.
For more about Facedrive, visit www.facedrive.com.
About Labourers’ International Union of North America
Half a million members strong across North America, LIUNA – the Labourers’ International Union of North America – is a powerhouse of highly-skilled men and women who proudly build stronger communities across various sectors, predominately in construction. Representing over 130,000 men and women in Canada, LiUNA continues to be a leading advocate for workplace health and safety. United through collective bargaining agreements, LiUNA members earn competing wages, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better futures. LiUNA members are a skilled and experienced union workforce trained to work safely in the construction industry as well as various sectors including industrial and over 9,000 members in the healthcare sector. From roads to bridges, tunnels to high-rise, building essential transit and healthcare infrastructure, the highly skilled, diverse members of LiUNA build stronger, prosperous communities from the ground up and are essential to our country’s economic development and advancement.
For more about LiUNA, visit www.LiUNA.ca
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