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PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES FROM COVID-19

Caution against infectious diseases and risk must be maintained during these uncertain times. Instant Vitals introduces a revolutionary new mobile app to monitor these risks by informing users of their health status through either green, amber, or red alerts. Instant Vitals helps create safer social settings for you, your family, or your employees.

Click HERE to learn how you can conveniently protect your loved ones from COVID-19.

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Get COVID Compliant

New cases of COVID-19 has almost doubled since last week. As COVID-19 infections continue to climb, accurate assessment of health risks remain crucial to both businesses and individuals. Instant Vitals introduces a revolutionary new health risk screening app that warns you immediately if health risks are detected.

Contact us for more information and make our communities thrive again! Click here.

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Animation Helps SA Educators Fill COVID-19 Learning Gaps

The impact of COVID-19 on education could be felt for as long as ten years. By the end of 2020, it was estimated that despite efforts made in both the private and public schools, “children lost a full six months of learning and even now they’ve gone back, it’s patchy because they can only go one or two days a week,” a statement made by education expert, Professor Nicky Roberts.

Furthermore, South Africa is not unique. According to the UNESCO Monitoring Report, 192 countries had implemented nationwide closures, affecting about 99% of the world’s student population, and a total of 1.75 billion learners.

Simultaneously, the pandemic forced disruption in ways of learning. Innovators accelerated blended learning, distance learning and open educational applications to reduce disruption to education, following a suggestion by UNESCO, and in so doing, propelled e-learning by three to five years. characters

With the third wave of COVID-19 currently hitting Europe, open schools may once again be under threat with online education as the only real alternative. The challenge for parents and educators is sifting through the mountain of new digital education programs on offer – from maths and science to coding and drone technology. How does a parent or school discern the quality, credibility and differentiators of each education platform? It’s not easy. Meanwhile, education companies need to work harder to stand out in the tsunami of content in this evolving industry.

Steve McDonald, the co-founder at animation and video studio, 3rdfloor, explains, “The industry is in total flux. Online education platforms are desperate to stand out. They want to catch the attention of learners and educators and hold it. Their websites and social media are their shop window, so that initial impression really matters. Google Analytics shows that the bounce rate – the percentage of people who land on your website and then leave without visiting another page – is almost 57%. In other words, you have to make it count.”

Animated videos help businesses and organisations simplify their message and show their target audience who they really are. A good video will draw on a number of tools from the animation toolbox – animated infographics, custom character design and a style that is made to catch the attention of the viewer you are speaking to.

“Animated videos are also extremely versatile: we often make multiple versions in different languages, edit videos into bite-size ‘cut downs’ for various social platforms, pull out gifs and images and even offer a full digital asset library which our clients can use across their entire brand,” he adds.

3rdfloor is currently creating a series of animated videos for MySociaLife, the South African digital life skills program which teaches online safety, media literacy and social media awareness in schools.

MySociaLife’s founder, Dean McCoubrey, says, “We educate students and parents, teachers and psychologists, and we teach eight different modules about the complexity of life online. It’s a lot to explain: we didn’t believe that our story could be told in 90 seconds. The animated explainer encapsulates it all so concisely, and the animated characters make the program memorable. The feedback has been phenomenal.”

Warren Willmott, Animation Director at 3rdfloor, adds: “Every client is different, so we conceptualise and design the entire visual universe according to the brand and message that your video needs to convey. Not only does this help you stand out from the crowd, but it also gives your message longevity.”

He also proposes some considerations for educators looking to produce animated videos:

  1. Focus on the story: You can’t have an engaging video without an engaging script. Spend time on this part of the process and make sure you get it right.
  2. Keep it short: We usually say 90 seconds is a good duration, but if you can tell your story in less then go for it. Anything that doesn’t perform a function must go.
  3. Be brave. Be bold: A little humour and quirkiness go a long way. So does the choice of music, voice artist and the use of sound effects. Don’t be afraid to go with cool ideas that are different – go with them because they’re different.
  4. You get what you pay for: There are no shortcuts, good work takes time. So before you choose your supplier, look closely at their body of work and the level of detail they offer.

The making of the animated video is here: https://vimeo.com/528828133
“To stand out in the digital noise that is the media environment of today, you really have to be able to tell a story on multiple levels. It’s visual, informative and emotional, and if you can strike the right balance, your video will connect with people and be remembered.”

For more information, contact Kaeleigh Elliott at newsdesk@mediaweb.co.za
To see 3rdfloor’s work, visit: 3rdfloor.tv

Managing COVID-19 Risk for Schools and Families

As schools reopen all across South Africa, limiting infection rates amongst learners and providing safe sanitary environments should be our primary goal. Curtailing the spread of the more contagious “South African Variant” requires the specific and timely testing Instant Vitals™ provides. This advanced health-risk screening solution offers parents, learners and educators early detection, accurate screening and peace-of-mind.

Find out more about protecting your loved ones by clicking HERE.

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How Instant Vitals works?

Covid-19 vaccine rollouts are still rolling out slowly, and many people may not be given treatments for health or moral reasons. Geo-political displacement, economic hardships or social discrimination may be obstacles restricting the availability of life-saving treatments. Instant Vitals presents a privacy preserving, non-invasive, accessible and non-discriminatory solution to the health problems during this pandemic and will also assists when there are other variants and different types of viruses.

Find out how HERE.

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Effective COVID-19 Risk Management for Your Business and Family

With COVID-19 statistics growing at a rapid rate, it’s time to manage your business and family’s risk effectively and accurately. The Instant Vitals™ Health Risk Screening app (SAHPRA approved) was developed to measure your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation and breathing rate via your device’s camera and assesses your symptoms to provide a health risk status as either green, amber or red (for recommended doctor referral).

Don’t wait till it’s too late, manage your risk for less than R2,50 a day.

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App Saves Founder’s Life and Detects COVID-19 in His Colleague

Quentin Daffarn, founder of the Instant Vitals App, that launched in Sept 2020, was rushed to hospital after his own key vital signs health-risk screening app detected reduced blood oxygen levels through artificial Intelligence from skin regions of Daffarn’s face. The app immediately provides a green, amber or red risk classification for medical referral and saved Daffarn’s life.

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IS YOUR ORGANIZATION COVID COMPLIANT?

Is your business or school Covid compliant? As of today (26 November 2020), the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 775 502 with 3 250 new cases identified since the last report. We have registered a positivity rate of 14%, which is concerning. Protect your business or school from viruses by monitoring and managing your staff wellness and business risk. Instant Vitals, a revolutionary medical-grade risk screening app greenlights staff/customers or teachers/learners for entry. Offer peace of mind to all involved by improving overall health & safety and risk management with Instant Vitals.

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