B.C.’s education ministry announced its plan this week for a gradual return to class for students in the fall to “allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.”
Vancouver-based Darwin Labs would like to aid in this restart by diverting efforts from its under-development Enterprise Health Management platform to focus on schools.
The digital health foundry has announced the trial availability of its Clear360 platform for schools and universities as they reopen amid the ongoing pandemic crisis.
Initially conceived as a solution for medium-to large organizations and businesses to manage workplace illness, Darwin Labs’ Clear360 has expanded its focus to assist schools and universities get back in session.
The Clear360 platform includes mobile Covid-19 screening and notification tools, web-based management and visualization tools, and automated decision support to contain outbreaks.
School administrators can use the mobile health management technology to provide an additional layer of safety, reassurance and risk management while complementing the guidelines prescribed by regional governments, centres for disease control, and work safety authorities.
“There is a critical need to continue the educational journey for students at all levels, even amid Covid-19. But there are precious few tools in the market which can help sSchools mitigate risk,” said Darwin Labs co-founder and CEO Ashish Anand.
“We’re committed to extending our technology to ensure that schools can re-open as safely as possible. And while this CoronaVirus may eventually subside, we certainly expect this market to recognize the long-term value of proactive health management enabled by digital technology such as ours.”