The novel coronavirus can spread through droplets and contact. In Hong Kong, which has the highest population density in the world, it is inevitable that you will be infected without knowing by being in contact with the patients. Since fever is the main symptom of the novel coronavirus, many places such as residential buildings and commercial buildings have begun to carry out temperature monitoring. During peak hours such as commuting hours and lunch time, people who enter and leave the buildings have to have their temperatures taken as a precaution.
In addition to the general method of manually detecting body temperature, there are many devices that use a camera lens to detect the temperature within a certain range. However, there is a chance that they will mistake other heating bodies such as hot water for fever symptoms. This creates false alarms and accuracy is thus greatly reduced.
In response to the epidemic, Roborn, a Cyberport incubation company, has developed a mobile body temperature detection robot “PEP3000”. With agile deployment and artificial intelligence technology, which can instantly focus on detecting the temperature of the forehead, greatly reducing the chance of false alarms.
Cyberport “Braving the Epidemic” series: https://istartup.hk/en/braving-the-epidemic