Beijing is rolling out smart bracelets to measure the body temperature of students who have returned to class as schools gradually reopen in the city, according to Chinese state media.
The bracelets are equipped with a sensor that can monitor students’ real-time body temperature and send out an alert if an abnormal temperature is detected, the government-run Beijing Daily reported on Monday.
The readings from the devices can be monitored by teachers on their smartphones after connecting via Bluetooth on a mobile app, the report said. The data can also be shared with parents and municipal and district authorities, it added.
The devices allow students to have their temperature taken without interrupting their studies, helping them to focus their attention on studying and preparing for exams, the report said, citing the Beijing education bureau.
The scheme has so far been rolled out for final-year high school and middle school students in five districts of Beijing, the report said.