New York-Based Airport Initiates Blockchain-based Coronavirus Cleanliness App


November 16, 2020 1:29 pm

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Albany International Airport has started experimenting with the “Wellness Tace App” to track the cleanliness of the surfaces and objects inside the airport. The platform is built by General Electric Co. (GE) in partnership with TE-FOOD and Eurofins. The app aims to provide a safe travel experience during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It is built using the Microsoft Azure enterprise blockchain.

The app will be providing travelers with information about the cleanliness surfaces prior to traveling time. Travelers can gather this information by scanning QR code stickers scattered in and around the airport using their mobile phones.

The application also allows travelers to share their views on the cleanliness of a particular surface. Albany International Airport added that the experiment will last for three months as airport employees will use the app to track cleaning protocols for major areas and objects inside and around the airport. More than 45 QR barcode stickers have been placed in regions and on objects around the airport.

Philip Calderone, CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority, said:

“The use of GE’s cutting-edge Wellness Trace App is a major first step in our joint efforts to integrate new digital solutions to create safer travel in a post-pandemic world.”

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