University of Maryland launches QR codes for student contact tracing

QR codes - University of Maryland

The school is collecting data on where students are seated in the classrooms to trace COVID-19 exposure. The University of Maryland has launched a new program that uses QR codes to collect student seating data in support of its contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 exposures. The quick response barcodes are scanned when a student enters a classroom at College Park university. When the QR codes are scanned by University of Maryland students upon entering a classroom, it registers the individual’s ID number, and the date and time when they entered…

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Air India passengers flying out must show mandatory QR code for negative COVID test

Mandatory QR code - Air India plane

They will need to display a quick response barcode proving a negative RT-PCR report. International passengers flying Air India out of India are required to carry a negative RT-PCR test report and the mandatory QR code linked with that original report. The requirement is mandated to help reduce the instance of forged or false negative resorts. A significant number of faked negative reports were being carried by passengers travelling out of India. The mandatory QR code linked to genuine test results is meant to make it more difficult – if…

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Vaccine QR codes to function as passports in Quebec, Canada

Vaccine QR Codes - Vaccine and needle

The Canadian province’s economy minister says they may be required for going to work, restaurants. The Canadian province of Quebec will start offering vaccine QR codes as digital proof of vaccination this week. Initial reports released very little information regarding the details of their use. The hope is that businesses in the province will be able to use the quick response codes for safety. The vaccine QR codes on the digital passports could be used for improving the safety of workplaces. This would be the case both for staff and…

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QR Codes Rising Across Application Industry During Pandemic

QR Codes Rising Across Application Industry During Pandemic

QR codes are rising across the application industry during the pandemic. In 1994, the Quick Response (QR) code evolved from typical scanning barcodes. Notably, the QR code is nearly 10 times faster than the original barcode. At first, QR codes were mainly available as mobile applications on smartphones. However, this robust tech is now used for numerous services, processes, and procedures across the world. As a mobile application developer, it is essential to understand why the QR code is so prevalent in the industry today. This way, you can build…

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How Limited Access to Certain Technologies Ruins Our Work From Home Experience

How Limited Access to Certain Technologies Ruins Our Work From Home Experience

When the entire world ventured into a work-from-home scenario, they were confident that the modern tools and facilities that technology has to offer can facilitate this transition. And they were right, but to some extent only. Modern technology did allow us to make that transition, but now, it’s making us realize that not everyone was ready for it. When we transitioned to the work-from-home environment, we only brought ourselves there, and not the technology we had access to at our offices. Thus, many of us are finding it difficult to…

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