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Sing Tao: Hong Kong Develops a Mobile Body Temperature Detection Robot

To prevent the epidemic from spreading, EMSD reached out to innovation and technology companies for the development of new technology projects on fighting the epidemic through an online platform. Earlier on, Roborn developed a mobile body temperature detection robot which has been arranged to test at various government departments, such as the Correctional Services Department, Transport Department and Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It is hoped that these robots can be used at various government venues to reduce the work pressure of frontline staff.

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To prevent the epidemic from spreading, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) reached out to innovation and technology companies for the development of new technology projects on fighting the epidemic through an online platform. A local technology company developed a mobile body temperature detection robot (see photo).  Once it detects a person with abnormal or higher body temperature, the robot will display a red image on the monitor and an alarm will be sent to alert management staff to take follow-up actions. EMSD has arranged to test robots of the same type at various government departments, such as the Correctional Services Department, Transport Department and Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It is hoped that these robots can be used at various government venues to reduce the work pressure of frontline staff.

With the severity of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Secretary of the Development Bureau Wong Wai Lun posted on his blog yesterday that at present, the most important task is to strengthen preventing and fighting against the epidemic. The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) launched an anti-epidemic thematic page on their platform to reach out to innovation and technology companies for the development of new technology projects to fight against the epidemic.

Earlier on, a local technology company developed a mobile temperature detection robot. The company’s co-founder Prof. Poon Ka Yeung said that he and his colleagues began working on the first day of Lunar New Year and used 15 days to produce a mobile robot which combines artificial intelligence and can provide automatic body temperature detection to replace manual operation for the task.

Source: Sing Tao