5 Smart Nation Initiatives Not To Be Missed

31 Dec 2018 Posted in ⟨For Learners⟩

5 Smart Nation Initiatives Not To Be Missed

If you have elderly parents at home, you might be concerned about their wellbeing while you are at work or away from home. Did you know that Singapore launched the Smart Elderly Alert System that provides timely updates to family members and caregivers?

Singapore has been actively implementing Smart Nation initiatives that makes your life more convenient through technology that enables services such as e-payments. In the upcoming years, Singaporeans are going to witness a digital transformation in the way we relate to our friends, businesses and even society at large. In case you might have missed out some of the key initiatives and national efforts to make your life better using technology, here are five initiatives you might not want to miss.

E-payments

In 2018, the Singapore government launched the Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR). The SGQR allows merchants to display one QR code and payments can be made via different electronic payments such as PayNow and PayLah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VmJm9imBp4

National Digital Identity

The National Digital Identity was launched for Singapore citizens and businesses to make digital transaction in a fast and hassle-free manner. With MyInfo, it reduces the need to fill up forms from scratch and to provide documents for verification. Singapore citizens can apply for bank accounts and credit cards in 5 minutes with pre-filled information and instant approval from three days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdiSXeQ2i5s

Health 365 app

To encourage Singaporeans to lead a healthier lifestyle, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) started a nationwide campaign called the “National Steps Challenge™”. The participants received a Steps Tracker which helps to track the daily accumulated steps. Together with the Healthy 365 application, participants are empowered to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing by tracking the total calories consumed and expended daily.


 

Smart Elderly Alert System

The Smart Elderly Alert System offers elderly a chance to live independently and offer peace to mind to family members and caregivers by giving timely alerts. The sensors placed in a home monitors the movements of the elderly, and caregivers will be alerted should irregular movements be detected.

myENV app

Do you have questions about the PSI readings during hazy periods or the clusters affected by dengue that you should avoid in Singapore? The myENV app is a one-stop app that provides real-time information on Singapore’s weather and air quality. With this app, you can even locate hawker centres and search track records of licenced food establishments.


Interested to learn more about some of Singapore’s smart-nation’s technologies and digitalisation initiatives? You can understand the current and emerging technologies which will help prepare you to navigate the technology-rich environment by signing up for Skillsfuture for Digital Workforce today.


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