24 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Adademic hopeful for CovidCard success

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 24 August 2020

An academic involved in a trial in Nelson of the CovidCard has high hopes for its use as a tool in the battle against coronavirus in managed isolation facilities.

The CovidCard is a device the size of a credit card that aims to detect and record close contacts using bluetooth and store that data for 21 days on a person's card.

Dr Tim Chambers, a senior research fellow at Otago University, led the trial in Nelson Hospital.

He speaks to Corin Dann.