As coronavirus threatens to impact the events industry on a global scale, we’ve taken the time to explain how technology – the exact kind you’re deploying today – can limit the risk of infection for attendees.
The situation at present
As per guidance from medical experts, hand hygiene is one of the best ways of avoiding infection. Coronavirus in particular is most likely to be spread via droplets when someone sneezes or coughs.
While EventsCase is not a GP, it’s logical to suggest that organisers could improve the safety of their attendees by limiting physical contact as a short-term measure.
To this aim, there are several ways that technology can drive down the risk of infection:
- Facial recognition: For limiting any kind of connection between elements – even devices – use facial recognition to check attendees into the venue. Viewed as one of the big emerging technologies a few years ago, this is now a common feature of on-site registration platforms, including EventsCase’s very own Kiosk solution.
- Mobile apps: Digitising key information (e.g. your agenda, speaker profiles) is made easy through a mobile app. This can also reduce the reliance on printed materials, which could be touched by multiple people over the course of a few hours.
- Digital networking: Gaining new contacts might prove difficult when physical meetings are not being encouraged. Thankfully, in-app chat functions can be used to facilitate the same conversations that would usually happen face to face. Attendees can even harness the power of technology to gather contact details via QR-code scanning, which should be safer than taking a business card.
- Gamification: Though exhibitors still need to gather information from attendees, they can do so remotely via gamification. Most games rely on extracting data from their players to pass over to its sponsors. When someone is in pursuit of a prize, they are often requested to leave their contact details to complete the value exchange. This gives both sides what they need and without a separate meeting.
To hear more ways of using technology as an extra layer of protection against coronavirus, contact us today: firstname.lastname@example.org