VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp., a leading retail software technology company, and Photon-X, developers of sensor technologies that enable biometric verification, document security, CGI motion imaging and photo mapping, today jointly announced a collaboration to develop advanced camera applications to help screen for persons who may be infected with COVID-19 as they enter buildings.
The two firms are collaborating to develop a multi-sensor camera capability specifically for security and smart buildings applications. Photon-X object recognition and analytics combined with VSBLTY facial recognition will provide an advanced screening tool for facilities to identify and validate that someone with a high temperature is about to enter a building. Fever, cough and difficulty breathing are some of the common symptoms of COVID-19.
The announcement was made by VSBLTY Co-founder & CEO Jay Hutton and Blair Barbour, founder and President/CEO of Photon-X, who said they expected to develop a prototype very quickly as it is simply a matter of integrating existing solutions. The new model will have several advanced features to the typical infrared cameras that are currently being used to measure body surface temperature. The VSBLTY-Photon-X cameras will additionally measure heartbeat and oxygen saturation levels with the goal of helping to produce less false positives than the standard infrared cameras now in use.
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Hutton added, “As the world slowly goes back to work, we will all want to be assured that we can do so safely. Thermal detection in venues, buildings, restaurants and public spaces will be an easy detection tool that can augment safety and help prevent further contagion. We have already seen efforts by major retailers, manufacturers and large employers to implement wellness detection at building and factory entrances. This is a safety measure that has long-term value and may well be an essential element in the new economy.”
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