Albany Airport has reportedly been conducting experiments with the “Wellness Trace App”, for a tracking solution of the cleanliness level of surfaces and objects across the airport.
Specifically, the solution – designed by General Electric Co. (GE) as a collaborative project with TE-FOOD and Eurofins – reportedly looks to offer an enhanced level for travelling, amid the ongoing health crisis.
The Microsoft Azure blockchain-based app will reportedly equip travellers with data of how clean the surfaces are before they interact. A scannable QR code – located across the external and internal areas of the airport – will be employed to assist with the data gathering process.
Travellers will also have the ability to share their personal remarks regarding the cleanliness level of a specific surface.
Per Albany Airport, the experiment process will run throughout a 3-month course, since airport staff will utilize the solution for tracking cleaning protocols for major areas and objects inside and around the airport.
“The use of GE’s cutting-edge Wellness Trace App is a major first step in our joint efforts to integrate new digital solutions to create safer travel in a post-pandemic world.” Head of the Albany County Airport Authority, Philip Calderone reportedly remarked.
Different authorities throughout the globe have reportedly also viewed blockchain as a viable solution to aid the fight against the virus.
In Singapore, the Government-owned investment company SGInnovate and Singaporean startup Accredify have reportedly teamed up to design a new blockchain-based digital health passport.