Albany Airport in New York City has announced the implementation of an application based on Microsoft Azure Blockchain technology, with the aim of combating Covid-19 at its facilities.
The application was called the “Wellness Trace App”, and has been developed by General Electric Co., in partnership with TE-FOOD and Eurofins to measure the cleanliness of airport surfaces.
The intention is for travelers to scan a QR code with the application, which will indicate how clean the object they want to use is, while leaving their comments or observations about the cleaning of a particular surface.
This app will be on a trial period for 3 months, so Albany airport employees will be able to track cleaning protocols in the main objects or areas inside and outside the airport.
“Using General Electric Co.’s advanced Wellness Trace App is an important first step in our joint efforts to integrate new digital solutions and create safer travel in a post-pandemic world,” said Philip Calderone, CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority.
During this test period, they placed more than 45 QR codes on different objects and areas of the airport, and it is expected that the tests will be positive to be able to implement this new tool in other airports to face the post-covid-19 crisis.
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