Singapore firm’s temperature-tracking wristband to aid event organisers

Singapore-based event technology company PouchNation has unveiled PouchPass, a new contactless, real-time temperature monitoring wristband that event organisers can use to better control health and safety of their attendees.

PouchPass promises accurate temperature tracking and enables contact tracing

PouchPass is complemented by a PouchBand, where the waterproof wristband measures one’s body temperature using a clinical-grade thermostat. The band is powered by a lithium coin battery, which can last months.

Compared to an infrared gun thermometer which can be “tricked” easily, the PouchPass is able to track a person’s temperature continuously over a period of time.

“For an event, wristbands can be pre-collected, and attendees can start wearing them for a few days before the event,” explained Ilya Kravtsov, CEO of PouchNation.

As a wristband is specific to an attendee, it allows for contact tracing post-event. It is also able to identify all the people the attendee came in close contact with during the event.

There are two ways to access the readings of the temperature wristband. The first is to have it synchronised with a smartphone, while the other is to synchronise it with a Bluetooth Gateway. In both cases, data will be stored on the cloud, and accessible through a dashboard.

For event organisers, Kravtsov suggests purchasing a set of wristbands, and re-using them across multiple events. Other uses for PouchPass include enabling corporate travellers smoother journey through an airport, where lengthy airport queues can be avoided through more efficient ways of monitoring a traveller’s temperature.

The company has active clients in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and the US.

While it now delves into medical technology, Kravtsov said the core competency of his company remains focused on crowd control technology. Besides PouchPass, PouchNation also offers technology-driven solutions such as NFC-based systems, RFID enabled cashless payments, geolocation, ticketing, and POS development.

“Before the pandemic, the event industry was where crowd control was needed. Now, the whole world is an event so our market size grew exponentially. The underlying principles of technology and expertise haven’t changed. Our vision is to focus on digital health identity, which we believe will be more relevant in the future,” he added.