Swinburne Sarawak creates app which can remotely monitor Covid-19 PUIs around the clock

Prof Patrick Then.

By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Apr 15: A team of Sarawakians have come up with an application that can remotely monitor the temperature of Covid-19 Persons-under-Investigation (PUI) in an effort to help Sarawak fight the pandemic.

Prof Patrick Then of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Swinburne Sarawak) and his team had produced an application which allows remote temperature monitoring.

According to Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, the application allows “remote monitoring of PUI’s (Persons-under-investigation) temperature 24 hours a day and seven days a week during the duration of the quarantine.”

Dr Sim also posted on his social media page that this remote monitoring of human temperature is made possible using Vivalnk temperature patch, an Android application and Cloud facilities for Dashboard and intelligent analytics.

Partners of the project involved hardware manufacturers Vivalnk, innosignum Sdn Bhd, and software development team advised by Then who is the Director of Centre for Digital Futures, Swinburne Sarawak.

“This is the very spirit, the solidarity and the extraordinary effort that all Sarawakians who come together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic war.

“It is this type of spirit that we need for Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s mission of Digital Sarawak.

“While we think big, we start small but scale up fast,” said Dr Sim.—DayakDaily