Increased demand for PPE has sparked a rise in counterfeit products in the Middle East © AFP/Getty Images
Increased demand for PPE has sparked a rise in counterfeit products in the Middle East © AFP/Getty Images

Digital tech used to tackle fake PPE

25 May 2021

Digital authentication technology will be used to tackle counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Middle East.

Honeywell’s technology uses a smartphone app to authenticate PPE. The user scans a digital code embedded in the packaging with their phone camera and software validates the product’s authenticity through a database.

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