Facedrive Inc. a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem is pleased to announce that its contact-tracing platform TraceSCAN, a unique wearable technology developed by Facedrive’s Health division, has been authorized by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) – a department of the Federal Government of Canada – for listing, and is now poised to extend its contact-tracing services to wider retail audiences across Canada.
TraceSCAN is a standalone contact-tracing wearable solution built around cutting edge Bluetooth technology. TraceSCAN wearables were created to offer essential and other industries assistance in response to COVID19 through a joint effort between Facedrive Health and a group of researchers from the University of Waterloo. Following an endorsement from the Government of Ontario, issuance of a related white paper together with McCarthy Tétrault’s MT Ventures, numerous successful implementations with enterprise customers, and spiking demand for multifunctional connected health solutions, TraceSCAN has rapidly expanded its use- case scenarios into multiple business sectors such as recreation, travel, food processing, construction and other industries.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), formerly known as Industry Canada, is the department of the Federal government responsible for (among other things) testing, auditing and certifying wireless products for use in the Canadian retail marketplace. As set by Canada’s Radiocommunication Act and Radiocommunication Regulations, wireless equipment sold or distributed in Canada is required to undergo testing in order to measure signals emitted by such equipment and ultimately keep users safe.
Having already proved successful as a preventive, reactive and analytics tool helping to slow the pandemic in enterprise settings, TraceSCAN is ready to offer its certified solution to the B2C market as the world mobilizes resources to mitigate the effects of the pandemic’s second wave .
“In line with the ESG commitment of the Facedrive ecosystem, we are committed to offering our services with people and planet’s safety as our number one priority,” said Rishard Ramez, General Manager of Facedrive Health. “The ISED certification is an important stamp of approval for us as it confirms TraceSCAN’s compliance with existing requirements to wireless equipment and enables us to penetrate the Canadian retail market in a responsible and efficient way. Moreover, we are working towards obtaining the FCC certification as we extend the TraceSCAN solution to our customers in the USA,” added Ramez.
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