AI-based solution aims to automate workplace safety
15 Jun 2020 | by SmartCitiesWorld news team
Global health science and technology company Cognize has launched a situational awareness solution that claims to automate social distance monitoring as well as measure body temperature and scans for proper mask wearing.
The automated platform combines video, thermal, voice and biometric sensors
The artificial intelligence-based (AI) system is designed to automate workplace safety and mitigates employer liability in what Cognize describes as the “post Covid-19 reality”.
The People, Health and Safety platform supports compliance with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Covid-19 guideline requirements and delivers live and predictive situational awareness of individuals and crowds using multi-sensor technology to detect when people are less than six feet apart, congregating in groups, running a fever or not wearing masks.
The autonomous solution combines video, thermal, voice and biometric sensors with hardware, software and AI to reduce the logistical complexity of complying with new public health mandates.
Cognize explained that using humanlike thinking and ambient intelligence to know, see, sense and assess more information faster than the human mind could, the platform’s cognitive learning engine observes, correlates and presents recommendations for real-time action in a view that captures and presents relevant situations and events.
“Right now, companies and institutions are in uncharted waters and are in need of innovative technologies to help them comply with CDC guidelines and ensure the safety of employees and customers”
It aims to alleviate current concerns such as the heightened staffing requirements to manually take temperatures and police public gatherings, the impact of long lines to get through health screenings and the personnel requirements to adequately monitor security camera footage.
“Right now, companies and institutions are in uncharted waters and are in need of innovative technologies to help them comply with CDC guidelines and ensure the safety of employees and customers,” said Lars Nordenlund, CEO of Cognize.
He added: “Today’s organisations want to confidently say they are doing ‘all that they can,’ and we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive solution of its kind to tap into the wonders of cognitive learning to help today’s most forward-thinking organisations orchestrate a safe and seamless return to the new reality.”