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NCF RFID-Based Contact Tracing System

Authors: Ailora Mae P. Abiog And Joseph N. Jazarino

The RFID-Based Contact Tracing System, the proposed system in the study, monitors and records the destinations of the people inside the campus through RFID cards that will be scanned using RFID readers. These RFID readers will be installed in several offices that are mainly visited by the students, employees, and visitors. In addition, the system has the feature to track the possible close contact person of an infected patient. Aside from these, the system has the ability to generate reports such as user RFID logs that will help the institution for effective contact tracing

The descriptive evaluative using Agile software development methodology were adopted for the development of the contact tracing system in the study. Those were the techniques used in collecting information through surveys, observation and interviews, and continuous improvement of a software application.

E-Salvar is the existing system used by the Naga College Foundation, Inc. for contact tracing which was initiated by the City Government of Naga where employees and students need to present their E-Salvar QR code which will be scanned by the school guards via smartphone. This current system is operated through human intervention which sometimes neglects the social distancing protocol. The scanning of E-Salvar QR code is conducted only in the entrances (gate 1 and 2) of the campus and there is no way to monitor the employees and visitors’ destinations such as offices and buildings. The proponents of this study propose to design and develop a web based application entitled NCF RFID-Based contact tracing system which reduced human intervention; and records and monitors the employees and students’ destinations therefore results to easy contact tracing if there is a positive in the establishment. The system will generate report and can contact the infected person and the other person that he/she met in one place via text notification.

The developed system was tested by 51 respondents which were composed of students from the College of Health and Sciences and the Security Officer of the school as part of software testing and evaluation under ISO 9126 in terms of functionality.

The research concluded that the NCF RFID-Based Contact Tracing System is suitable for contact tracing in the institution. However, the contact tracing system still needs development. Furthermore, NCF RFID-Based Contact Tracing System, the developed contact tracing system for Naga College Foundation Inc., passed the ISO 9126 software evaluation in terms of functionality and has the possibility to help the existing contact tracing system of the school


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