Returning to the new normal: Tech Startups that are ensuring a safe comeback for patrons

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As India begins to ease the restrictions of lockdown, it will be imperative that there are measures in place to ensure the safety and security of citizens going back to work and daily activities. Startups across India have come up with innovative new ideas to tackle challenges presented by Covid-19 such as how to ensure social distancing, rethink transport in city centres, and get people back to work. From factory workers, to city commuters, here are 4 startups using tech to help us to return to a new normal.

Park+ – Tech-powered Solution : To manage social distancing for malls

Park+, a leading smart parking solutions start-up launched by ex-Paytm VP Amit Lakhotia, has recently introduced tech-driven social distancing solutions for malls. The launch is in step with the country’s ‘Unlock’ phase – a sequential relaxation of the nationwide lockdown – which will witness the reopening of malls after a 2-month hiatus. The newly-launched solutions are aimed at preparing malls for a post-COVID-19 worldthat will call for cautiously planned and highly reliable safety and hygiene measures.

The suite of services brought forth through the Park+ app will enable the mall personnel to check-in and check-out customers while tracking and recording their temperatures to manage footfalls and comply with government safety guidelines. Customers will be able to scan a unique QR code, using any standard QR code scanning app, and register before entering a store, enabling real-time updates of the number of customers in every store. With stores delineated as ‘red’ or ‘green’ based on customer count, customers will be able to book shopping slots and enjoy a safe shopping experience.

Staqu’s JARVIS – Video Analytics: To monitor the health of crowd
A Gurgaon-based startup, Staqu, recently announced an array of offerings to facilitate superior COVID-19 response. The brand is leveraging its proprietary video analytics platform JARVIS to roll out cutting-edge use-cases aimed at identifying, tracing, and curbing the spread of COVID-19 and similar contagion. Video analytics is the only way to monitor all the compliances and guidelines in new normal. The offerings include COVID-19 identification, Suspect Tracing, PPE monitoring, Security, Safety and Hygiene Analytics and People Analytics.

Aiisma – Contact Tracing – To map COVID-19 spread
Aiisma has also expedited the release of AiiHealth, a health mapping feature for individuals, to manually enter, monitor and share health-related insights. In combination with the geo-location sharing feature the increased, yet anonymous, use of the app will enable health authorities with pro-active measurements, identifying the geographical and demographical spread of the virus due to sudden changes in the data pool or prior contact with now a positive patient.  The anonymous tracking feature intends to release a trigger function sending alerts to any Aiisma user who might have come in contact with positive tested carriers or who are about to pass orange or red zones. The insights gathered by the Aiisma ecosystem naturally create a digital fence against the COVID-19 spread, supporting citizens and authorities in the fight against the virus.

Magneto – Advanced central air cleaner To stop the spread of COVID-19

Magneto launches advanced central air cleaner to stop the spread of COVID-19: Designed to offer protection from all kinds of harmful viruses. The cleantech startup has developed a revolutionary technology that not just captures the viruses but also kills them within the system ensuring complete indoor air sanitization. Magneto Central Air Cleaner is an innovative solution that displays engineering perfection and high filtration efficiency. Magneto Central Air Cleaner now comes equipped with the combined power of dual forces of magnetism & UV-C to amplify the microbe elimination on even the smallest viruses complying the global industry guidelines for preventive measures from spread of diseases like COVID-19.

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