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AI-Powered Fever Detection Camera Offers Solution to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19


IN-DEPTH’s advanced thermal imaging system allows for quick and accurate detection of elevated body temperature

LOS ANGELES (May 18th, 2020) –  IN-DEPTH Camera is pleased to introduce their fever detection camera to assist in preventing the spread of viral diseases such as COVID-19. Utilizing artificial intelligence and advanced scene analytics, the thermal imaging system allows for quick and accurate detection of elevated body temperature and automated people counting as they enter a building. The IN-DEPTH camera can also detect if people are keeping safe distances from each other.

The system is an effective non-contact fully automated solution to provide safer environments in places such as airports, hospitals, police departments, schools, businesses and any large public gathering location. The turn-key system comes pre-configured for fever screening making it ready to run with minimal setup or training. The efficient software is intuitive and easy to use so that people can be processed quickly to avoid creating bottlenecks and disgruntled lines.

“The current health crisis posed by COVID-19 has prompted an increasing number of businesses and organizations to look at ways to improve their health security strategies, said IN-DEPTH Camera founding team member Michael Mansouri. In an effort to meet the demand, we have refined our products and services with the expansion of real-time preventative and guidance tools.”

NOTE: A presentation demo video of the IN-DEPTH Fever Detection Camera System can be found here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B880li2LIPg?feature=oembed
The system features AI-enabled facial recognition technology and can scan upto 30 people per second and store over 20,000 faces in real-time and identify ‘as known’ or ‘as strangers.’ The AI scene analytics tool can detect scenarios such as an individual entering with or without a mask, detection of mask removal, and assess the number of people entering a building. The AI Social Distancing tool can detect if people are keeping safe distance from each other by analyzing real-time video streams from the camera — all in real-time with no additional employee required to operate.

Businesses and organizations across the globe are struggling with a difficult decision: when and how to return to workplaces in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike other disasters such as an extreme weather event or IT outage, a global health pandemic does not have a definitive “end.” As businesses learn to operate in the “new normal” and implement tactical safety measures, IN-DEPTH Camera helps organizations make this challenging transition by offering a quick and accurate solution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Life-saving early detection put at risk by COVID-19 infection fear


99% of healthcare professionals working in primary settings such as surgeries are concerned that patients are missing out on a potentially life or death diagnosis.

All because patients are too scared to attend appointments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Allied to that, 45% of healthcare professionals fear that having to work remotely via video-link or telephone means they could be failing to detect serious diseases in patients.

So says the first survey on the impact of the pandemic on primary healthcare outlets, published today on the Guidelines in Practice website https://www.guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/

Early detection can stop conditions such as bowel cancer from becoming deadly and slow down and even reverse Alzheimer’s.

Almost half of the respondents were deeply concerned about the impact of the pandemic on patients’ mental health, which could result in conditions such as depression and anxiety spiralling into self-harm and even suicide.

Far from being overrun during COVID-19, 40% of health care professionals are less busy than usual and a further 15% claim they are considerably quieter.

“More than 90% of women diagnosed early with ovarian cancer survive for 5 years or more, whereas just 5% live that long when diagnosed later” said Ivor Eisenstadt, Managing Director of MGP, who conducted the study, “the same need for early detection applies to most cancers, cardiovascular disease and viral infections including HIV. People with important symptoms are not consulting their GP and instead are playing dice with their own health.”

The survey, which quizzed over 400 UK primary healthcare professionals, (including those working within COVID-19 hubs) showed that the virus has made a huge change to the way most surgeries work, with 89% of doctors doing some or all of their non-COVID-19 consultations via telephone.

GP Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE has worked on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. He said: “I am concerned that patients are not turning up at surgery. I largely think this is through fear but also a desire not to bother the NHS at this critical time. People must attend if they display worrying symptoms. Of particular concern is patients not presenting with mental health issues. There is a stigma around problems such as depression at the best of times. I genuinely believe people are suffering in silence.”

Ivor Eisenstadt concluded: ‘What this survey shows is that primary healthcare professionals have compassion for patients and recognise that other serious illnesses don’t go away just because we are in the middle of a pandemic. With innovations such as more online appointments and telephone triage, our healthcare professionals are also showing that they are adaptable, professional and wholly dedicated to their patients, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not.’

To view the full survey, visit guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/covid-survey-results

The impact of the coronavirus on primary care survey was organised by MGP in collaboration with Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, and published by Guidelines in Practice. Data was analysed by BrainSell.

Guidelines in Practice is published by MGP Ltd, a specialist healthcare media company which aims to improve patients’ lives by promoting best practice in healthcare. MGP specialises in multichannel content and educational projects based around clinical guidance and evidence-based information through its brands: Guidelines, Guidelines in Practice, Guidelines for Nurses, Guidelines for Pharmacy, Guidelines Live, and Specialised Medicine.

Visit: guidelinesinpractice.co.uk

IMAGE: Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE

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