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Kogniz Health launches AI-based fever detection cameras for crowds to help limit coronavirus spread

System continuously scans crowds for fever as they enter facilities to locate and isolate risks.

April 03, 2020 |
Kogniz Health temperature scan

Images courtesy Kogniz Health

Kogniz, an innovator in physical security and machine learning, is launching an AI-enabled camera and software system that scans groups and crowds entering a facility and identifies anyone with an elevated temperature. Called Kogniz Health, the highly-accurate solution alerts company personnel in real time so that any individual with a fever can be isolated as needed. The company already has more than 12 large customers, each using multiple cameras.

As state and local governments ramp up to protect the public against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other illnesses, the scalable system offers a means for organizations to avoid the cost and risk of posting staff with handheld thermal devices at entrances to take individual temperatures. Kogniz Health Cams can be deployed at every entrance to an office, campus, warehouse or distribution center where many people are coming through. 

“Companies want to keep their employees healthy and safe,” said Daniel Putterman, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Kogniz. “During a pandemic such as this one it is critical that organizations be able to quickly identify people who might be sick, and one way to do that is to detect fever. Handheld thermal guns are very expensive, labor intensive, and create a bottleneck. We are able to provide temperature detection for high-flow environments so individuals with elevated temperature can be further checked.”

 

Kogniz Health AI-enabled camera

 

How it Works

The Health Cam has an integrated thermal camera, optical camera and a high-resolution screen. It can be placed on a desk or counter, mounted on a wall, or placed on a tripod. As people walk by individually or in groups, their temperatures are checked in real time using highly-accurate infrared technology, and the image of any person showing an elevated temperature is displayed. Kogniz Health Cam can detect skin temperature up to 16 feet away.

The Health Cam uses advanced AI to detect a person’s temperature near the eyes to get the most accurate reading. The system does not require any additional equipment and adjusts automatically to changes in ambient temperatures. 

Real-time alerts are sent over SMS, mobile push and Slack™. The live video stream, including temperature, is displayed on the Kogniz Health Cam display, and is available remotely in the Kogniz mobile app and web interface.

Kogniz Health Cams set up in minutes and can be added to an unlimited number of locations. Each camera integrates automatically with the Kogniz platform and can be viewed and managed from the Kogniz mobile app and web interface. Staff can set alerts for specific temperature ranges or for above a normal range.

 

Pricing and Availability

Prices for a single camera and a year-long subscription to the Kogniz AI platform start at less than $10,000.

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