Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ― a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures.

The system operates within facilities recording possible worker transmissions and provides alerts to those who may have been exposed to infectious disease.

“NOTIFY gives companies an easy to set-up and operate system for alerting workers of the time, location and duration of interactions with coworkers who are subsequently identified as being potentially contagious,” said rfidCollect Executive Vice President Tim Buckley. “NOTIFY fills a need for practical workplace safety by providing real-time, actionable data directly to workers so they can assess their own level of exposure risk.”

NOFITY can be used in almost any facility where regular employee interaction occurs, including industries and organizations such as healthcare, government, defense, pharmaceutical, food processing, manufacturing, data center operations and corporate offices. The competitively-priced system consists of three main components: badges or wristbands that will be carried or worn by workers, Notify Locators placed inside the facility that track where workers meet or interact, and a real-time dashboard for alerts and notifications.

The system can often be installed in one day, with costs starting as low as 50 cents per-day, per-worker.

In development of NOTIFY, rfidCollect utilized the technology of one of their peer MIC companies, Joget, which offers an open source no-code/low-code platform for developing applications; and Mokxa Technologies, which implemented the Joget platform as part of the NOTIFY system.