Defending champions Mumbai Indians have taken their COVID-19 precautionary protocols to the next level with the introduction of a special “smart ring”. The ring is a personal health tracking device to be worn by every member of the team attending in Abu Dhabi for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the BCCI has already handed teams a bluetooth contact tracking device and asked them to fill out a daily fitness form through a health app, the Mumbai Indians’ management has further strengthened their safety net with the introduction of the ring.
It is done with an attempt to reduce the silent spread of the virus by highlighting possible incipient symptoms.
In a conversation with ANI, well-known sources shed light on the way the ring functions. “The ring picks up a person’s vital data – including heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, and body temperature – and then signals any irregular trend ahead of time so that asymptomatic signals can be detected and dealt with at the earliest. and the person’s temperature to provide a complete picture so that it aids in the daily analysis. The NBA (National Basketball Association) has used the similar ring health apparatus, “the source said.
Mumbai Indians are known to be at the forefront of setting the trend in club sport culture and they have continued to maintain the high standard of operational excellence.
As many clubs worked to put together COVID-19 related protocols after BCCI officially announced that the IPL will be played in the UAE, Mumbai Indians have learned that not only have they prepared their own bio bubble and the outpost players at the earliest to prepare them for the tournament.
The players went through the franchise’s mandatory 14-day quarantine, multiple COVID-19 tests, and were also part of a short camp in Navi Mumbai. Images from MI’s trip to the UAE gave a very positive impression of the preparations for the first Indian sporting event in the post-corona era.
“We were all covered from head to toe, with PPE, mask, face shield and even 3 pairs of gloves. It was absolutely difficult to recognize the person next to you. Quite an experience, but we realized how necessary it was for our own safety. “We have families here and there who couldn’t be a safer place than the Indians’ camp in Mumbai. It shows how much MI management is investing in the health and safety of its players and staff,” one player smiled.
Mumbai Indians also recently unveiled a massive 15,000 square foot Team Room – a recreation center with players, families, staff seen enjoying multiple game zones, live band. In addition, the team has also created its own 10,000-square-foot gym – away from the hotel’s gym for 24×7 exclusive use of the MI family.
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