A New York Airport Experiments Blockchain-Based Coronavirus Cleanliness App

A New York airport experiments blockchain-based coronavirus cleanliness app. Albany Airport has started experimenting with the “Wellness Trace App” to track the cleanliness of surfaces and objects inside the airport.

The app is developed by General Electric Co. (GE) in partnership with TE-FOOD and Eurofins. It aims to provide travelers with information about the cleanliness of surfaces before travelers touch them in real-time. The app Travelers will be able to gather this information by scanning QR code stickers scattered in and around the airport using their phones.

The app is built using the Microsoft Azure enterprise blockchain, providing travelers the possibility to express their personal observations about the cleanliness of a particular surface.

According to Albany Airport, the experiment will last for three months, as airport employees will use the app to track cleaning protocols for major areas and objects inside and around the airport. Over 45 QR barcode stickers have been placed in regions and on objects around the airport.

CEO of the Albany County Airport Authority, Philip Calderone, said, “The use of GE’s cutting-edge Wellness Trace App is a major first step in our joint efforts to integrate new digital solutions to create safer travel in a post-pandemic world.”

[image: Albany Airport]

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