tackling covid 19
tackling covid 19

Tackling COVID-19: Reducing as many Surface/Touch Payments


The New England Journal of Medicine reported that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists. COVID-19 has unarguably caused unexpected damages and countries are still in pursuit of how to explore newer solutions in curbing the deadly pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a ‘like no other’ global shock, involving both supply and demand disturbances. On the supply side, the pandemic has decreased labour supply and output, while the shortage of supply is often triggered by — LOCKdowns, market closures, and social distancing.

In all these, millions of people still have to use the same surface to make payments in stores which may have a great effect on how fast the disease spreads. This is not a certified claim, but local researches have established that either thumb enabled or card payments systems, store owners or keepers do not wipe the surfaces after each customer. We can’t blame them so much as it is a behaviour they are not used to.

After multiple surveys, we have found out that face payments is the safest in a time like this. This entails having face-enabled payments on the merchant systems and allowing your customers to pay without physically touching any surface or having hundreds of them touch the same device in hours. We have developed the needed infrastructure to make this happen.

Our facial payment products are API powered and can be used by any software anywhere in the world — new or existing solutions. Click here to access our facial payment APIs today. We are dedicated to contributing our part in seeing a pandemic-free 2021.

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