Alibaba uses cloud technology to reduce heatstroke risk during Tokyo 2020.

Alibaba has contributed to reducing the risk of heatstroke that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 staff may experience.

Tokyo, TechnoBusiness JP (English Edition) Finally, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will actually take place on 23 July-8 August 2021 after having been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Currently, contingents from 206 participating countries have also been present in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan which is the venue for the biggest global sporting event.

However, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held in the Summer. That’s where the unexpected “thing” came from: the organizers might have suffered a lot of heatstroke.

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What is heatstroke? Heatstroke is a very high body temperature spike, it can even reach 41 degrees Celsius, suddenly due to hot weather.

As the Worldwide TOP Partner of the International Olympic Committee, Alibaba Group (HKG: 9988) does not remain silent. The e-commerce king from Hangzhou, China, immediately launched a solution.

Alibaba presents intelligent technology capable of tracking body temperature, heart rate, and environmental indexes that can be worn on the ears of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 staff.

Mobile app with level of heatstroke risk.

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The cloud-based smart device works by identifying the heatstroke risk level of each Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 staff in real-time.

To monitor the temperature index of the sun’s heat and humidity, Alibaba has deployed a Wet Bulb Globe Temperature monitor at 14 locations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The Alibaba-developed device will send alerts to those exposed to a high risk of heatstroke along with preventive information such as drinking more water.

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“By leveraging our leading-edge cloud technology, we hope to contribute to the safe and smooth continuity of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” said Selina Yuan, General Manager of International Business at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Hidemasa Nakamura, Chief of the Main Operations Centre (MOC) of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said that his party is making various efforts to protect the risk of heatstroke of working staff.

—Akihiro Arata, TechnoBusiness JP • Foto: Alibaba

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