15 Apr 2021

Border workers trial wearable Covid-19 detection tech

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 15 April 2021

Border workers will spend the next month testing wearable technology that can detect whether they might have Covid-19 before the user experiences symptoms.

Up to 500 volunteers will be involved in trialling the Elarm smartphone app, and the Ministry of Health hopes it will give border workers peace of mind as they work on the frontline.

Paul O'Connor is the founder of the Auckland technology firm Datamine, the app's developer.