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Ubon Ratchathani and UBU launch the “Hug Ubon App” for Visitor Information Records and Covid-19 Surveillance

Patcharin Jongjai     2021/01/11 ,     ( 496 views)  

UBU cooperated with the city of Ubon Ratchathani to launch the Hug Ubon Application which records Ubon visitor information in the context of Ubon Ratchathani disease control. The application is easy to use. There is no need to download it for it works by scanning a QR Code and filling in required information along with scanning the QR Code when entering and exiting buildings. The visitors’ timeline, illness, and risk are recorded through the application which will be available January 15, 2021.
On January 11, 2021, Associate Professor Dr. Chawalit Thinvongpituk, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Academic Services, led the executive board and those working on the development team to present the Hug Ubon App at a meeting of the Ubon Ratchathani Administration in Emergency Situations Committee. Assistant Professor Dr. Athipong Suriya, Director of the Office of Computer and Networking, and Dr. Chaiborpit Polsri, Lecturer of Applied Arts and Architecture along with a representative of the Office of Academic Resources, prepared infographics for the presentation. Mr. Sarit Witoon, the governor of Ubon Ratchathani, presided over the meeting. 
Associate Professor Dr. Chawalit Thinvongpituk noted that the Hug Ubon App will provide support for the Ubon Ratchathani governor and Adjunct Professor Dr. Anek Laothamatas with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and their policies. The application is integrated with academic and provincial organizations. The advantage of this application is its ease of use. Officials can observe visitor information through information recorded by the Hug Ubon App. Visitors can use the Hug Ubon App as follows:
- For those with smartphones, one may scan a QR Code provided at each location.
- Those without a smartphone may prepare a printed QR code or ID card and contact the officials.
The Hug Ubon App was developed by UBU and it has proven most useful for Covid-19 surveillance.
English version by: Kanjana Manomai
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong
English revised by: James K. Powell II
Photos by: Plern Wichaiwong

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