Supplying validation data for IBM’s Digital Health Pass
The Digital Health Pass, part of IBM Watson Works, is designed to provide organisations with a smart way to bring people back to a physical location, such as a workplace, school, stadium or airline flight. Project Screen was called in to support the operation with the collection and on-site analysis of COVID samples.
On-site testing facility
Daily test capacity
IBM had developed the Digital Health Pass to allow employees to return safely to the workplace and other locations. Built on IBM Blockchain technology, the solution is designed to enable organisations to verify health credentials for employees, customers and visitors entering their site based on various health criteria.
Project Screen by Prenetics acted as an integrated LAMP testing laboratory using anonymised QR code scanning of health passes and the upload of COVID-19 test results. This was done by positioning two vehicles at IBM Winchester, a testing station and a mobile lab. At a selected date and time, employees would arrive for testing. After taking a swab at the testing station, their sample would then be taken to the lab for on-site LAMP analysis.
OxLAMP technology is a fast-turnaround system that can deliver results in around 90 minutes—perfect for on-site analysis. A second innovation was that Project Screen were able to match COVID test results to anonymised IBM employee samples and uplink results to the IBM Digital Health Pass built on blockchain.
Over the course of 2 days, Project Screen were able to test around 53 employees and validate the trial of the Digital Health Pass system. The pilot was deemed a success, having given test participants a secure, verifiable and trusted result for coronavirus.