These include a technology-ideas contest for nurses, donations of barcode printers to hospitals, and a COVID-19 Heroes microsite.

In its efforts to support the fight against COVID-19 and put technology in the hands of frontline workers, technology firm Zebra has donated barcode printers and supplies to the Huoshenshan and Shenzhen University General Hospitals, and to the National Institutes of Health – University of the Philippines Manila.

Also, to address front-line healthcare protection needs, Zebra has launched its COVID-19 Heroes microsite to recognize the efforts of frontline workers and to share information on how technology can empower their work.

Apart from providing the right technology to frontline workers, Zebra advocates the thorough disinfection of mobile computers, tablets, printers and scanners to support infection control in workplaces and public spaces.

Said Fang-How, Lim, Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Zebra Technologies: “It is crucial to ensure that these devices are cleaned and disinfected properly to prevent the spread of virus, while protecting the health of workers. The guidelines that we have in place help to educate workers on how they can effective clean their devices. As each device is made unique in its design and function, there is no one-size-fits-all approach and each device requires a different cleaning protocol.”

In a nod to healthcare professionals, Zebra also recently rolled out a new competition for nurses and nursing students, encouraging them to submit their ideas on how technology can help solve some of today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Five winning submissions will be selected based on criteria including an innovative approach and the applicability of the solution in today’s healthcare environment.

Each of the five winners will receive a US$1,000 scholarship which can be used for certification, continuing education, college loans or nursing school. Interested participants can submit applications here. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and winners will be announced in August 2020.