Aug 11, 2020
There are many countries that are struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic this year. The UN's International Labour Organization has predicted that 1.6 billion workers were negatively influenced; BBC NEWS also reported accommodation services and manufacturing has been suffering. Many companies would like to resume their operation and are in desperate need of an effective solution for businesses, employers, and workers to safely resume working.
FaceHeart Inc., founded by Prof. Wu, an IEEE member in 2018, is an AI company mainly focusing on the video-based vital signs monitoring. In this pandemic, Prof. Wu focused on ways to help slow the spread of the virus, so FaceHeart Inc. proposed a prevention solution with body temperature and heart rate monitoring systems.
The intelligent epidemic prevention system that measures body temperature and heart rate is a health monitoring solution that helps central units/schools/enterprises/factories to manage quarantine and quarantine people at home as well as employees and students.
Utilizing computer vision and AI technology, including face recognition, contactless body temperature, contactless physiological information measurement, GPS positioning, and other functions, FaceHeart’s pandemic prevention system can effectively manage whether the user is actually at home. Furthermore, it will be able to detect the user's body temperature and vital signs without physical contact. Any possible concerns about their health and safety will be alarmed.
The system enables the central units/enterprises/schools/factories to keep track of the physical conditions and whereabouts of employees and students at any time, and give appropriate warnings under any abnormal circumstances.
On 3/12, the WHO classified the COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and many international public health professional scholars predicted that the virus might become the new norm— it might be a seasonal epidemic in the future. Most experts suggested that the most viable measure to take is mild isolation. Therefore, the demand for such technology will not only be short-term needs for the reduction of the epidemic, but it will also become a long-term need to control the epidemic.
In the future, it can also be combined with a long-term healthcare platform, which allows doctors to take care of patients from a distance, reduce the frequency of patients’ need to go to the hospital, and improve the communication between isolated patients and medical staff. The telemedicine model can also allow more people to return to normal life. They will no longer worry about having nowhere to see a doctor. At the same time, it will solve the shortage of medical care and lower the medical costs during the epidemic.
Name: Amy Fang