Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Edinburgh firm sells Covid screening system to airports in India

A Covid screening and tracing system developed by Edinburgh firm Purview Services has been installed at two airports, a busy railway station, hospitals and hotels in India.

The software, which uses thermal imaging and facial recognition, can scan 30 people per second and a traffic light system indicates those more likely to have Covid-19.
Those who receive a green light are allowed to proceed while those given a red light are diverted for further checks. If their temperature give concern, they can be advised to go home and isolate. The system also connects with a database which indicates  who the person has been in contact with.

Chief executive Reddy Punna has been working on the system since he was diagnosed with the virus during a business trip to India. He has not been able to return home yet.

Punna said: "Those entering any venue with a raised temperature can be identified and then diverted to be helped by officials to stop any potential spread of Covid-19. Containment through an attendance and access system with zero contact and temperature measurement can be a key to avoiding easy spread of the virus that can take place with a biometric access system.”

Purview's technology has been installed to monitor passengers’ temperature at Vijayawada and Rajahmundry airports in the state of Andhra Pradesh, with trials underway at Bangalore Airport in Karnataka.
06/07/20 insider.co.uk

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