Tech companies develop office contact tracing systems

According to a report, technology firms are deploying their own contact tracing systems to prevent Coronavirus outbreaks in offices in response to eased lockdown measures and a return to the workplace. Juniper Networks Inc., located in Silicon Valley, USA, will equip its employees with work identification badge holders in which a Bluetooth chip is embedded to record a worker’s movement and interactions in the office space. Some software companies already have workplace tracing tools in place. Symbiosy, based in Slovakia, have deployed its own software and sensors developed by its technology partner, which contributed to identifying about 40 employees to be tested after a worker got infected.