ForaCare Donates Critical Tools to Help Control COVID-19 Spread

The company plays a pivotal role in containing COVID-19 in Taiwan, and offers support to 15 countries.

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, May 06, 2020 — As governments and businesses across Europe make plans to reopen, preventing a reoccurrence and spread of COVID-19 is a critical component. With its new FORA Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station, ForaCare Suisse AG offers an ideal tool for checking temperatures safely and quickly.

"ForaCare has been at the forefront of the pandemic since the earliest cases were reported in China", said Ty-Minh Tan, CEO of ForaCare Suisse AG. "With our manufacturing operation based in Taiwan, we saw how strict temperature measurements and swift action helped contain the outbreak locally. Our non-contact thermometers and the new measuring station helped Taiwan employers and businesses easily monitor for fever".

ForaCare's innovative technology, including its new FORA Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station, can be used to help contain the pandemic. The station combines a non-touch temperature monitor, with a tablet device loaded with FORA Cloud System, and a medical cart which allows it to be free-standing and easily mobile.

ForaCare Donates Thermometers to Aid Allies

Taiwan, a country of 23 million people, has largely succeeded in tamping down the virus’ impact with just 400 cases according to multiple media reports. The country is now seen as a global model for the successful containment of the deadly virus. Its containment, monitoring including quarantine measures are being lauded as the reasons for their relative success in the battle.

 

To help with the fight against the virus and thanks to the successful use of its high-quality products in Taiwan, ForaCare donated 35,000 contactless thermometers and 250 of its Autonomous Temperature Measuring Stations to 15 other countries, including Germany and the United States.

 

“Europe may do well to follow Taiwan’s lead and monitor for fever for increased safety of both customers and employees,” Tan said. “We are pleased to provide tools that can help save lives. Our remote technology is uniquely suited to help medical personnel safely monitor quarantined COVID-19 patients and enable them to respond rapidly and intervene in the event patients worsen.”

Important Tools in the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Temperature

The Fora Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station allows for accurate and precise temperature readings to be provided from a location close to a person or patient without needing a person to operate the thermometer. The system allows for temperature measurement and monitoring from a safe distance, as well as highly accurate instant readings and data capture,

Pulse Oximetry

The FORA PO200 is a comfortable pulse oximeter that conveniently measures arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate (pulse). The measured results can be seamlessly synced with iFORA O2 via Bluetooth for a comprehensive data analysis.

 

Remote Monitoring

The ForaCare Telehealth System allows for remote monitoring of patients via the ForaCare app as well as online and can provide real-time data to medical personnel on the status of important parameters including fever, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation among available customizable monitoring options.

 

For more information on our full range of health monitoring tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, and product availability, visit: https://www.foracare.ch/news-fcs-fight-covid-19.

About FORA® devices: 

All ForaCare temperature monitoring devices fulfill the latest ASTM E1965-98 and EN ISO 80601-2-56 requirements.

Constantly innovating and creating new products to improve the health of thousands of patients, ForaCare Suisse offers a wide variety of Bluetooth-enabled devices for Telehealth, with bridges to patients, hospitals, and doctors.

Contact: 

Dr. Elena Birrer 

Phone: +41-71-220-1001

Email: elena.birrer@foracare.com

Website: www.foracare.ch

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