E Ink and IntelliCentrics work together to create an eco-friendly smart badge


E Ink Holdings (Billerica, Massachusetts), an innovator in electronic ink technology, recently announced its partnership with IntelliCentrics, the inventor of the SEC³URE Ethos, SEC³URE Passport, Link & GO!, BioBytes and BioBytes Visitor, serving healthcare facilities across North America, the United Kingdom, and China, in developing a smart badge with an ePaper display as a medical credentialing solution. By integrating IntelliCentrics’ technology platform and E Ink’s ePaper display technology, healthcare facilities will have the full-service credentialing system they need to ensure the safety of visitors, patients, and the entire community.

Through its technology platform, IntelliCentrics has also created a credential management system that can be customised by healthcare facilities. Users can register information through an app on their smartphones, and the relevant information can be transferred to the smart badge. The information shown on the smart badge, including health information and the expected length of visit to the hospital, allows the healthcare staff to clearly identify visitors and their health status, and to keep staff, patients and visitors as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have implemented TOCC (travel history, occupation, contact history, cluster), a method to track the movement of people in order to ensure the health and safety of the larger community. The smart badge can clearly display COVID-19 vaccine status, or highlight the TOCC risk assessments, which can assist healthcare facilities to improve efficiency in visitor control and reduce potential exposure. This solution has already been introduced and adopted by many hospitals in North America and Europe.

The smart badge can be reused after disinfection and will replace the traditional paper badge to reduce the consumption of single-use paper, and to provide real-time badge updates as needed. Due to E Ink’s unique, bi-stable technology, the smart badge will only require a small amount of power to update visitor information, and can then display information indefinitely until reuse, providing a smart and eco-friendly display interface. The integration of the smart badge and the technology platform can help effectively implement visitor management, ensure the environmental safety of corporations and institutions, and follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

At present, IntelliCentrics are serving more than 11 000 healthcare facilities in Europe and the United States with its credentialing solution combined with a 3.7-inch black and white ePaper smart badge. IntelliCentrics will also launch the first BioBytes visitor management system in E Ink’s Taiwanese headquarters and will conduct the first trials using the new 4.01” colour E Ink Gallery Palette display.

“E Ink is excited to work with IntelliCentrics on this smart badge,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “The health and safety of people during COVID-19 is of utmost priority, and we are proud to be part of a solution that provides real-time information needed to keep people safe in healthcare and hospital environments.”

Caption: The smart badge solution from E Ink and IntelliCentrics (photo: E Ink)

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