Health Passport Ireland: Live demo of 15-minute Covid-19 test

  • A live demonstration of the Health Passport Ireland - including the latest rapid Covid-19 antigen testing technology - was performed on air yesterday, with results generated within 15 minutes.

    Performed during the HSE’s Digital Academy Forum, the test was performed with Prof Martin Curley, Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Ireland’s HSE (Health Service Executive).

    Health Passport Ireland, engineered in Dublin by the ROQU Group, combines the latest digital technologies with official Covid-19 testing solutions.

    The platform works with all Covid-19 test types and its aim is to be a real solution for helping businesses and individuals to quickly minimise social and economic challenges related to the coronavirus.

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    Launched in August 2020, the Health Passport Ireland pilot trial is active across a wide range of usage industries including schools, nursing homes and businesses, with staff being tested on a weekly basis.

    Prof Curley’s Health Passport automatically transitioned to ‘low-risk’ status after he had testing negative.

    He stated: “The rapid antigen testing and the health passport system demonstration was very well received at the Forum. It helps our understanding of the potential for how rapid screening and a health passport might in the future be able to support the national response to the pandemic and help reduce the impact on public health resources.”

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    Robert Quirke, CEO of ROQU Group added: “We must do all we can to protect the public health system and protect jobs and businesses also. We are in final discussions with national partners to ensure affordable testing is quickly made available to people whenever and wherever they need it.

    “This means that we can all get our lives back on track and help avoid additional restrictions. Solutions like this are already approved for use in German airports and Italian schools and Ireland needs to take the next step forward.”

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