How companies can improve their Covid-19 prevention with digitization
Whitepaper: Digital solutions for Covid protection

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, processes in companies across all industries have undergone fundamental changes: They are faced with the challenge of implementing the regulations on infection protection and rapidly adapting their internal processes and systems to keep up with the ever-changing circumstances of the pandemic. This frequently needs to happen at very short notice and companies need to be able to adapt flexibly.

In many cases this involves improving prevention measures, minimizing the infection risk as much as possible and keeping business going or preparing for a restart. And all too often it involves a fight for survival.

Digital tools and solutions can help companies to get through the Covid pandemic as safely as possible. Our whitepaper presents various approaches and technologies and provides an insight into how companies can digitally bolster their Covid-19 prevention measures or prepare themselves for a restart.

The whitepaper has information on digital solutions regarding Coronavirus prevention for:

  • Companies, from production to administration
  • Trade fair, convention and event organizers
  • Tourism regions and the travel industry
  • Museums and cultural institutions
  • Passenger transport companies
  • Capacity and workload management for the waste management industry

Dealing with the pandemic more efficiently using digital solutions

How can the safety of a regular working environment be maximized during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? How can operations be ramped up again after a stoppage while minimizing the infection risk? How can a company ensure that it is prepared to deal with imminent new waves of infection as safely as possible?

Together with a large network which includes various infrastructure providers, technology manufacturers and partners from the medical sector, LHIND is working on finding and implementing digital solutions to respond to the current situation. As a result, our IT specialists are already involved in several coronavirus restart projects which are focused on protective measures against Covid-19 using digital technologies.

All of the projects have one thing in common: There is usually no one-size-fits-all solution that can provide the same level of protection for all of the people in a company (from industry to logistics, through to events or the tourist sector). On the contrary, it involves a combination of different measures, technologies, digitalized processes and reporting channels. These are tailored according to the individual requirements of the customer, or else structured in a modular way. It is essential that they can be implemented promptly in most cases, and that they can then be adapted quickly, easily and flexibly to new circumstances and regulations. And obviously they must always be in line with the regulatory guidelines on infection protection, data protection and IT security.

“Corona protection - Overview of digital solutions ”: Download the complete whitepaper for free in PDF format.

The whitepaper provides information on:

  • Pioneering projects on digital visitor management
  • Diverse digital solutions for monitoring social distancing guidelines
  • Digital support options for observing infection protection rules
  • Digital solutions for providing evidence of coronavirus test results or vaccination status
  • Approaches to dealing with altered workloads and capacities as a result of the pandemic (special focus on the waste disposal industry)

Download: Whitepaper “Corona protection - Overview of digital solutions“

Read about the digital tools and solutions that are available to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Optimizing coronavirus protection using technological means

Social distancing, following hygiene rules, wearing face masks, visitor management, access control, checking tests and vaccinations: Existing technologies such as Industry 4.0, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) or blockchain allow companies to better manage these issues and thus to provide their employees, customers, visitors and guests with the best possible protection in these difficult circumstances. However, the challenge here is not just in keeping track of the various technological tools, but also in efficiently integrating the digital products into existing operational processes. Thanks to their many years of experience, the solution designers and process consultants at LHIND can draw on a large knowledge base and can develop the perfect solution for all kinds of requirements and applications.

This whitepaper features a variety of approaches:

Digital visitor orientation in St. Peter Ording and Scharbeutz

A good example of how digitalization can be used effectively in specific situations such as a pandemic is shown by the pioneering visitor orientation concepts in St. Peter Ording and Scharbeutz.In these two holiday regions, sensors and other technologies record visitor numbers and/or occupancy rates to manage the streams of visitors and prevent excessive concentrations of people. Together with its partners, LHIND has developed an unprecedented system that has a host of applications during the pandemic and beyond – in many other fields, situations and industries. For example:

  • In hiking and skiing regions
  • To show the number of free spaces in a restaurant
  • To monitor parking space occupancy for the organizers of exhibitions, trade fairs, sports events or large concerts

Digital measurement of social distancing with electronic tags

Another digital solution in the fight against Covid-19 is the automatic monitoring of social distancing rules. Digital measurement of social distancing can be carried out by means of a variety of complex sensor technologies. For example, if people get too close together

  • in a restricted zone (in a production hall, warehouse or office),
  • at a trade fair or convention,
  • or in museums, at concerts or a large sporting event etc.

they will get a warning. Other solutions enable quick and easy contact tracing, which in turn allows chains of transmission to be swiftly traced to their source in emergency situations.

Automated detection of compliance with infection protection regulations

Visitor management and social distancing measurement are not the only systems that can be of use in a pandemic such as the coronavirus. Various technologies, digital solutions and AI-based analyses can help to detect infection risks at an early stage. For example, this can be achieved through:

  • Automatic optical recognition that detects the wearing of face masks
  • Contactless temperature measurement

Special solutions for pandemic-related challenges apart from infection prevention

Altered shopping and consumption habits, a major increase in working from home, or the reduced mobility of the population are presenting waste disposal companies, for example, with new challenges. Quantities of waste have suddenly become very unpredictable or are being found in new places and are thus wreaking havoc on processes, capacities and route planning. Here, too, the use of sensor technologies, telemetry, analyses and projections can be used to significantly improve waste disposal logistics.

The whitepaper features a range of models, which can be combined as desired with other technologies and systems. Click here to download.