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"Cluster" Strategy Against a Second Wave? Companies Could Easily Follow Expert Advice

From an economic point of view, a second wave of COVID-19 infections could be even worse than the first. Circumstances have changed as well. In a guest article in Die Zeit,” German top virologist Christian Drosten advises a new cluster strategy.” Complex for private individuals, but actually kind of easy for companies.

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MunichAug 21, 2020

As SPIEGEL reported in its comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 statistics, Germany is one of the countries that have so far best” navigated through the coronavirus crisis. However, experts such as virologist Christian Drosten of the Charité Berlin never tire of emphasizing that this is only a snapshot. Drosten, who is one of the most renowned experts on COVID-19 worldwide, warns us in a guest article in Die Zeit”:

We’re about to risk our success.”

According to Drosten, a second wave has a different characteristic than the first. While in the first wave chains of infection ran within a relatively limited social framework and were therefore relatively easy to track, this would no longer be the case in a second wave. 

Decision-makers in politics and industry are now once again called upon to translate the latest scientific findings into action.

What do Christian Drosten’s recommendations mean for companies?

Reading the guest article by this well-respected virologist and COVID-19 expert is especially recommended for companies that are looking to increase attendees on their premises again and return to a new normal” for three reasons:

  1. a (still impending) medical overload could be averted by focusing on so-called clusters” (= potential multiple infections)
  2. the waiting period for clarifying test results can be secured” by immediate isolation of cluster members
  3. quarantine arrangements for people who have been in contact with an infected person could be reduced from 14 to 5 days

There’s a catch: reliable contact information is needed 

To follow the plan outlined in the article, all contacts must be known. Dorsten, among other things, recommends keeping a contact diary. However, it is doubtful whether this would be followed by all citizens with gaps. 

However, companies could easily respond to this advice and automate a contact log with KINEXON SafeZone. While people in private rooms can only identify reliable clusters” through accurate logging, in the professional environment all group contacts and possible multiple infections can be clearly recorded with KINEXON SafeZone – including confidential information on group sizes and contact intensity!

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Experience Tool Control and More at the Assembly Show!

The 10th annual Assembly Show is returning to Chicago in a month’s time, and were thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event! Thousands of attendees and exhibitors are coming together to showcase the latest and greatest in technology, equipment and products.

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Load Management: A Look Behind the Scenes at the Bundesliga Club With the Fewest Injuries

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European League of Football and KINEXON Launch Partnership

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Why you need RTLS solutions on your assembly lines

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Official Match Balls With Integrated Tracking Sensor - What Do They Deliver That No Other Technology Can?

To take a very close look at every action on the pitch, field or court in professional sports, data collection nowadays relies on countless technologies. In the midst of all these, there are new players: official match balls with an integrated tracking sensors for live tracking. FIFA has tested this technology extensively. The result: Balls with tracking sensors offer exclusive added value.

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Understanding Women-Specific Requirements in Professional Sports

Regardless of your sex, athletes deserve the same treatment; but in this case, equality means to differentiate in the ways athletes need to be trained to perform at their best.

We closed our season-kickoff webinar series with a topic that’s particularly important to us right now — namely, what specific requirements do women have? 

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No production or logistics operations function without the extensive use of containers or load carriers. Manufacturers rely on thousands of containers to push materials and products through the supply chain. When a single container arrives at its destination late, at the wrong cycle, or carrying the wrong materials, it can bring the production line process to a standstill. Automated container management solutions overcome this challenge and benefit the entire intralogistics and assembly process — by guaranteeing an optimized and efficient material supply.

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Navigating orders successfully and accurately through complex production and intralogistics processes is no small feat. Today, more often than not, orders and materials get lost in transit, don’t get processed through all necessary steps, wait in buffer and storage areas for too long, or just don’t get to their intended workstation in time. This creates inefficiencies in areas such as assembly, quality control, and inventory management, just to name a few. And despite this being both a major efficiency as well as a productivity challenge, many manufacturers don’t have accurate data about their processes as well as their bottlenecks. This is where automated order management solutions come in. 

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Ball Tracking: From Subjective Impressions to Objective Measures

As the world’s only tracking provider to offer sensor technology that can be integrated into official football & handball match balls, KINEXON is able to provide real-time positions and inertial data (impacts and spin rate) of the ball with accuracy down to the centimeter. This automated ball tracking and analytics by KINEXON transforms subjective impressions to objective measures.

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