February 22, 2021
After the CES 2021, the French international news channel France 24 reported that in order to safely return to work after COVID-19, the contactless industry has emerged in both our medical and daily life. Large technology companies and startups are trying to fight epidemics with technology. They are trying to reduce the risk of medical care, people contracting the epidemic, and to help companies and people maintain a normal life through temperature checks, robot cleaning, disinfection systems, and health surveys.
The report mentioned that the Taiwan-based FaceHeart Inc developed a SaMD (Software as a Medical Device) that can measure physiological information through an ordinary camera, searching for shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, and other symptoms, and can detect the early signs of COVID-19. Moreover, it is also capable of tracking various health indicators.
However, the report also pointed out that convenient technologies may have privacy risks in collecting and accessing information. When developing these technologies, companies need to balance between privacy and maintaining workplace safety and employee health.
The "Smart Body Temperature, Heart Rate, Pandemic Prevention and Health Management System" developed by FaceHeart Inc. adopts Edge Computing, which has the advantages of low latency, fast computing processing, and security and privacy protection. In addition, the advantage of SaMD (Software as a Medical Device) is that it can be presented on a variety of personal devices such as PCs, laptops, Pads, and mobile phones. It keeps private information on personal devices to ensure the security of personal data.