While much of the world has shut down, Atlanta-based LocatorX, which provides tracking technologies for goods in transit, has experienced an eventful few weeks.
In early April, it capped off a year of fundraising at $6.6 million and announced that former United Parcel Service Inc. CFO Kurt Kuehn would join its board of directors.
A week later, the growing tech firm announced that it would make its solutions available to manufacturers and hospitals moving critical medical devices such as ventilators during the COVID-19 crisis.
The LocatorX Medical Device Registry could be used as a central database allowing surplus equipment like ventilators to be transferred responsibly to hotspots around the country.
To make it happen, LocatorX will send tracking labels with its proprietary chips to hospitals with existing devices or manufacturers churning out new ones. Once they’re shipped the equipment, doctors and nurses will be able to see a device’s history and use smartphones to scan QR codes to indicate when a it is being deployed. That action will render it unavailable in the publicly viewable database.