Hajj 2021: Smart bracelet to monitor pilgrims’ health utilizing data and (IoT)  

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Saudi Arabia launched for the first time the “Smart Bracelet for Pilgrims” project this year, which will provide an advanced technical service during Hajj season.


The “Nusk” smart bracelet service, which was launched by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and the Guests of God Service Program, and that is in partnership with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group, will be equipped with GPS technology, depends on the concept of data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

A total of 5,000 bracelets will be distributed among pilgrims on an experimental basis for this year’s Hajj. The bracelet integrated services will include personal data of pilgrims, and their health status. It wil monitor their health status data including blood oxygen levels and pulse rate.


The bracelet will also request emergency medical or security assistance services if needed.


The head of SDAIA, Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, underlined the importance of the new service in providing assistance to the pilgrims and achieving the relevant objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.


He said that the authority “harnesses all its technical capabilities and national competencies to provide the best innovative solutions based on data and IoT technologies to serve pilgrims and those working in the concerned government and private sectors.”


For his part, the program’s executive director, Eng. Bassam bin Ghashian, said that the cooperation was the fruit of the “leadership’s unlimited support for all sectors, with the aim to enhance the experience of the pilgrims, and the services provided on the journey to the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites” according to Arab News.


The CEO of STC stressed that serving the pilgrims with innovative digital solutions fell within the group’s goals to contribute to enriching their experience with the latest technologies, in accordance with Vision 2030.


He added that the partnership came as a continuation of cooperation with SDAIA and its creative projects to serve the country through high-quality digital services.



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