Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19

Mobile solution Salus could reduce spread of Covid-19
Solution creator OZ is currently in discussions with cruise lines to implement Salus

Digital consulting firm OZ has created a new mobile solution called Salus that could help South Florida health authorities and cruise lines to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the region. 

The digital solution uses infrared cameras, thermometers and smart watches to detect symptoms – such as a temperature above 38C (100.4F) – in passengers and crew before they board ships. If detected, these cases would then be passed to local health authorities to ensure patients are contained and receive treatment immediately. 

If a person presents symptoms while onboard the ship, Salus can be used to analyse their interactions before the virus was detected to help prevent the spread of the virus. It can also help to coordinate patient quarantine, treatment and testing, and capture patient information to send to local health authorities of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. 

Salus collects and integrates this data with the ship’s passenger manifest system, internet of things sensors, ship containment facilities and diagnostics through a mobile crew application. This provides a full picture of guest and crew health throughout the cruise journey. 

“We are ideally positioned to work with both the cruise lines and local health authorities to help combat the effects of Covid-19 on the Florida travel industry,” said Ric Cavieres, president of OZ. “We are deeply invested in our local community and the Salus solution is our small part to try and help protect the people and businesses located here.” 

OZ is currently in discussions with South Florida-based cruise lines to adopt and implement Salus.

Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
20 March 2020