Blockchain Covid-19 Tracker for Educational Institutions
Anoushka Kapur1, Maleeha Matto2

1Anoushka Kapur, Student at GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai.
2Maleeha Matto, Student at GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai.

Manuscript received on December 18, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2021. | PP: 19-21 | Volume-10 Issue-3, January 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.C83170110321| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8317.0110321
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Abstract: The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in unimaginable ways. It has brought forth the need to know our location, the people we’ve been in contact with, and other details like our body temperature and more to contain the spread of this virus. This information is even more vital when it comes to students, as their return to school increases their exposure level. There are quite a few existing systems that must be integrated to solve this problem. Currently, we have in use thermal sensors to record people’s temperatures by scanning, we have card readers in buses to confirm the student’s presence, and we have online portals where teachers can log a student’s attendance for each class. Using blockchain, we can incorporate these systems to create an effective, transparent COVID-19 tracker. In this paper, we discuss a new blockchain-based tracking system that ensures transparency between the student, school and government to prevent the spread of the virus and help in contact tracing. We facilitate the integration of the above-mentioned systems using blockchain and school national ID cards. 
Keywords: Blockchain, COVID-19 pandemic, Student, Thermal sensors, Card readers, Online portals, School, transparency, Contact tracing.
Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering