Singapore is developing a wearable tracking device that will reveal if citizens come into contact with COVID-19 infected people.
“We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will achieve the same objectives as Trace Together but will not depend on possession of a smartphone,” Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s minister in charge of the country’s “Smart Nation” initiative said today. “If this portable device works, we may then distribute it to everyone in Singapore.”
Trace Together is Singapore’s contact tracing app for iPhone and Android.
Only 20% of the country’s population has downloaded it.