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LoRaWAN Solutions in the COVID-19 Aspect

Döníz Borsos
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2021, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 7-17
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2021-0002
The rapid growth in the number of solutions using the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is not new. The number of products using LoRaWAN technology is also growing. The spread of COVID-19 has, among other things, led to the evolution of IoT devices related to virus control. Several LoRaWAN products related to COVID-19 are being developed. LoRaWAN COVID-19 solutions are mainly grouped around the following topics: contact tracing/proximity detection, health equipment or device data transmission, and signalling/calling systems. Contact tracing has a crucial role in healthcare institutions, government agencies, and vital factories and among these institutions' workers. In the case of a medical device, data transmission simplifies administration, reduces the volume of contact, and allows contactless monitoring. In critical situations, healthcare institutions need to create temporary nursing areas. Mobile signalling or call systems may be required in these areas. The research examines LoRaWAN COVID-19 solutions and their relationship to critical infrastructures.
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