PouchPASS, the Real-time Temperature Monitor Wearable in Fight Against COVID-19

A Singapore-based company, PouchNATION, uses its expertise in crowd management and behavioral analytics technologies to develop a new temperature Monitoring wearable product, PouchPASS, in the fight against COVID-19. It is currently available on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform.

Temperature check and contact tracing are two new norm in our fight against COVID-19. With no sign of stopping and the vaccine being many months away, the only way now to fight COVID-19 is early detection and prevention.

We are not out of the wood. Even though we are in Phase 2, we should not let our guard down. Thankfully, majority of us in Singapore are adaptable to the new norm like temperature taking, wearing mask and checking in to every place we go.

This is where the PouchPASS can help to fill the gap. As we already know, high temperature is one of the common symptoms of COVID-19. In some places, we have to take our temperature before we can enter.

What if we can constantly monitor our temperature in real-time via a wearable device? PouchPASS is a wearable device that can monitor your temperature in real-time and at the same time, trace your location.

PouchPASS works by providing continuous, remote monitoring of temperatures through a wristband linked to users’ smartphones via Bluetooth. A central platform operated by the company can provide transparency on any change of conditions within the workplace with real-time alerts triggered for users in the event someone experiences a significant rise in temperature.

Check out more details about PouchPASS in this video.

As a company, I can imagine a future where everyone has to wear a monitoring device before entering a big event so that contact tracing and temperature monitoring can be done in a controlled way.

As an individual, it will be good to know your body temperature constantly and able to isolate yourself in the event you are running a fever.

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If you are interested, the device is currently on Indiegogo and is fully funded (means it reaches it funding target). There are still early-birds pricing for this device.

If you need to know more about it, please read the Press Release below.

Press Release

Real-time temperature monitoring wearable launches to help employers manage COVID19 

Singapore based company launches IndieGogo campaign to scale up operations to help Singapore curb the spread of coronavirus

SINGAPORE: PouchNATION, a leader in crowd management and behavioral analytics technologies, has launched a new IndieGogo campaign to help raise funds to enable mass production of its new real time body temperature monitoring wristband, PouchPASS. The wearable device was developed to aid workplaces as they cope with COVID19 and monitoring of workforce health and safety.

PouchNATION was originally a guest registration, cashless payments, activity tracking, social engagement and access control platform for events. Over a 5 year period, the company sold more than 3.8m RFID enabled wristbands to ensure seamless access and crowd control at some of Southeast Asia’s largest gatherings.

Faced with the onset of COVID19 and utilising a recent study conducted by the World Health Organisation (completed in China and Europe) indicating that 89.1% of COVID19 patients had fever as the major symptom, PouchNATION decided to swiftly pivot. They quickly developed PouchPASS, a continuous wrist based temperature monitor that provides continuous temperature monitoring via a wearable wristband that provides convenience, contact management and data recording for employers to provide assurance to staff and their customers. 

Leveraging on its experience in building mobile applications and platforms as well as managing large amounts of data, PouchNATION has developed both a personal mobile application and a dashboard for community users that enables live situational reporting. 

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PouchPASS works by providing continuous, remote monitoring of temperatures through a wristband linked to users’ smartphones via Bluetooth. A central platform operated by the company, can provide transparency on any change of conditions within the workplace with real time alerts triggered for users in the event someone experiences a significant rise in temperature. The technology also ensures accurate contact history within the workplace with geolocation technology on the basis of strict privacy conditions and user permission.

The crowdfunding campaign is aimed at securing funding to accelerate production of the new real time temperature monitoring wearable devices. Similar in size and appearance to fitness monitoring wearables, the company has experienced a surge in demand, selling over 5,000 units since its soft launch in July. It now expects to ship over 100,000 units over the next quarter. 

The company has already secured several high profile partnerships including the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team as it tours racing tracks around Spain and globally in an effort to keep its staff safe. PouchPASS is offering a real-time solution for businesses across the construction, tourism, education, sports, manufacturing and events sectors as they adapt to the new reality of COVID-19 and the need to perform temperature checks as required by new government regulations.

The PouchPASS wristband temperature monitor is currently on sale at an early-bird rate of $21 (USD) per unit. The prices decrease to $13 (USD) per unit for larger packages.

Speaking about the IndieGogo campaign, CEO of PouchNATION Ilya Kravtsov said:

“Many businesses remain reluctant to reopen without the ability to actively monitor staff and ensure customer safety. We’re very proud of having designed and built a product and platform that can enable employers and families to monitor, in real time, the temperatures of employees, visitors or family members to provide a quick and effective response to potential COVID19 cases in the workplace or at home in compliance with government regulations. We hope that PouchPASS will provide real value not only in temperature and location data but also in manpower costs required to manually take temperatures several times a day.”

“With a huge surge in demand from businesses, schools and the likes we are looking for support through our Indiegogo campaign to help us scale our operations and roll out our technology quickly. We are hoping to assist in tackling the possible onset of the third wave of coronavirus through providing a real-time monitoring solution to boost people’s safety during the pandemic.” 

You can find out more about PouchPASS here.

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About PouchNATION

PouchNATION is South East Asia’s leader in Crowd Management Technologies, Contactless Payments, and Behavioral Analytics. With a network of 6 physical offices across the region, PouchNATION has successfully enabled hundreds of ticketing, registration, access control, cashless payments and brand activation solutions at mass participation events and venues across industries ranging from sports and music to hospitality, conferences and exhibitions.