Driven by a vision to solve real-world problems by integrating advanced technologies like A.I., the Gurgaon-based start-up Staqu launched a new Thermal Camera under its video analytics platform, JARVIS. The latest technology will alert the system of anyone with a body temperature of above 37° C and examines heat signatures directly through the cameras, enabling authorities to identify and further inspect suspected Virus Carriers.
The camera has a range of up to 100 meters and can identify multiple people at the same time. The technology is functional and effective in scanning crowded places like Airports, Railway Stations, Malls, etc. The AI-powered system is enabled with a Sensitivity ranging from High sensitivity range of -40 to 160C or -40 to 320F, whereas the low sensitivity of -40 to 550C and -40 to 1022F. From airports to railway stations, the AI-powered Thermal Cameras can be installed at various hotspots of consequence for the purpose of early detection and prevention of the spread.
With the growing scare around novel Coronavirus and the possibility of our health infrastructure getting overwhelmed, the implementation of these cameras becomes pertinent and urgent. By reducing both the time and human effort required in identification, agencies can get ahead of the curve in controlling the spread of this pandemic.
Commenting on the latest development, Mr Atul Rai, CEO and Co-founder said – “The novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic and required well-meditated efforts from both, the private sector companies and public sector authorities to control its spread in India and across the globe. To the same end, we would like to extend our help in helping Indians combat the COVID-19. Our latest technology removes the human intervention in early stages of detection; through heat wave analysis and more, the technology helps in proactively taking preventive efforts to reduce the risk of the spreading the virus. We are hopeful that the government and other authorities would make the best of this advancement.”
Staqu’s AI-powered solution is being trusted and used by multiple law enforcement agencies and accompanies across the world. Staqu is currently working with eight state and UT police forces, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Telangana to usher the state in AI-powered smart policing.
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Vishal Chawla is a senior tech journalist at Analytics India Magazine and writes about AI, data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and blockchain. Vishal also hosts AIM's video podcast called Simulated Reality- featuring tech leaders, AI experts, and innovative startups of India.