Updated Apr 14, 2020

iThermo: AI-driven temperature screening tool

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In response to COVID-19, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the national HIT agency in Singapore, and KroniKare developed an AI-driven temperature screening device in two weeks. iThermo screens and identifies those having or showing symptoms of fever.

iThermo uses a smart phone fitted with thermal and 3D laser cameras. The AI application processes and analyzes the images from the smartphone camera (which captures facial features) and maps them to images from the thermal camera (which measures temperature) as well as the laser camera (which measures distance). The Smart Health solution utilizing AI is able to recognize human facial features f...
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iThermo uses a smart phone fitted with thermal and 3D laser cameras. The AI application processes and analyzes the images from the smartphone camera (which captures facial features) and maps them to images from the thermal camera (which measures temperature) as well as the laser camera (which measures distance). The Smart Health solution utilizing AI is able to recognize human facial features from thermal images to measure the forehead temperature, including individuals wearing spectacles, surgical masks, hats and other headgear, even when they are walking. The solution can carry out this function for up to 5000 persons in a day. The AI solution can also provide status reports and real-time updates via the dashboard with rate of traffic and how many febrile persons were identified. The dashboard can be connected to multiple cameras at different locations, and enable remote monitoring of the status at different sites.
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Policy-Related
  
Prevention
  
UNDP Singapore
  

Focus Areas:

Infectious & Vector Diseases, AI, Prevention & Vaccination and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Infectious & Vector Diseases, AI, Prevention & Vaccination and TechnologySEE LESS

Implemented In:

Singapore

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Solution

The device, which is made from a smartphone fitted with thermal and 3D laser cameras, is able to scan people's temperature as they walk, detecting and alerting when someone has a fever. This was a very tangible answer to the real issue of long lines and wait times to enter buildings when using manual forehead thermometers, which required every visitor to be stopped and screened. The AI device not only cuts down on wait time but also provides a safer alternative for frontline staff who now can stay at a safe distance from the steady flow of people entering and exiting buildings.

Milestone

Jan 2020
New Country Implemented In
Singapore