PLANTATION, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atacama Resources International (OTC PINK:ACRL) developers of a suite of mobile applications, announced today that the Company has released ‘Fit4Duty’, a mobile application that allows companies to test cognitive alertness for its employees before getting behind the wheel of a company vehicle and for employees working in potentially hazardous work assignments. Fit4Duty includes a 60-90 second image matching test using a patented algorithm that was created based on the scientific study of cognitive abilities at various West Coast hospitals and universities.
Fit4Duty includes both the cognitive test and the employer controlled dashboard that manages hundreds or even thousands of employees in their company.
“We are pleased to announce the release of Fit4Duty through Google Play and the iTunes store. We are convinced that this mobile application will create a safer environment in the company for both company drivers and those working in potentially dangerous jobs,” stated Glenn Grant, President and CEO of Atacama Resources. “Drinking and drug use are major concerns for employers in all industries, and Fit4Duty will help companies identify and resolve issues related to employee alertness. Fit4Duty’s patented algorithm and test have been proven to accurately identify cognitive impairment whether it is due to drinking, drugs or drowsiness."
Fit4Duty features have been developed specifically to assist employers in detecting possible impairment in their employees that could cause harm either while driving a company vehicle or while working in a potentially hazardous environment. The logistics of keeping track of hundreds or thousands of employees has been addressed by Fit4Duty, and the results are presented in a ‘Corporate Dashboard’ that provides employee information as requested by the company. Not only can many employees be signed up in one session, overall information about the test history of each employee can be presented in pie shape or bar graph format. Details can include the list of all employees, the ability to click on one employee to see individual results, average results and latest results. Trends can be noted on an individual employee basis and evaluated, and corrective action taken as required.
Fit4Duty is not about adding complexity to the start-up checklist at the beginning of the shift. That extra minute or so to take the test will confirm that the employee is fit to start work that day or, more importantly, will signal that the employee is NOT in a position to work safely.
Future news releases will highlight companies that install Fit4Duty as part of their overall employee management system.
More information about Fit4Duty is available at www.fit4dutynow.net.
About Atacama Resources International (www.acrlintl.com)
Atacama Resources International is a publicly traded OTC company with significant mining claims in the greater Kirkland Lake area of Northern Ontario. Metals and minerals under potential exploration include gold, silver, diamonds, graphite and cobalt. Major deposits of copper and iron ore are included in the mining claims. Atacama’s technology business includes a pioneering smartphone applications called Good2Drive, Fit4Duty and follow on products that will be released in 2018.
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