RefTech, an event technology organisation has launched the Autonomous Scanning Pod (ASPod) to allow visitors and delegates to self-scan their badges when arriving at an event, and at other key checkpoints. The aim of the ASPod is to help reduce unnecessary human contact and thus reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The ASPod has a feature which allows events organisers to offer incentives to delegates to encourage them to scan. For example, delegates can be sent presentation slides, or promotional materials after scanning and logging their presence. The ASPod can also be used by exhibitors to collect data and is part of EventReference, RefTech’s event management system and event app.