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ID R&D biometric technology added to Cherry Labs’ AI video monitoring, names new sales VP for Latin America

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ID R&D biometric technology added to Cherry Labs’ AI video monitoring, names new sales VP for Latin America

AI video monitoring company Cherry Labs is collaborating with ID R&D to upgrade its monitoring system for assisted care with biometric recognition and tracking features of COVID-19 symptoms, such as frequency and intensity of coughing, the company announced.

Cherry Labs has already developed a system that understands and analyzes human behavior. The technology can be leveraged to monitor employee and visitor health in stores, warehouses and industrial facilities. Cherry has already been used for elderly and disability care, to improve quality of life in assisted care facilities by monitoring symptoms and informing medical staff without exposing it to COVID-19, while preserving privacy.

“Artificial Intelligence technology provides the information that caregivers and loved ones need to remotely support individuals while maintaining their safety and security,” said Diana Anderson, associate director community services at Far Northern Regional Center, in a prepared statement. “The right supports, monitoring, and alert systems offer safer, healthier independent living. AI can help build the exact support each person needs without providing too much or too little direct caregiving.”

The system is already equipped with smart sensors for movement and behavior analysis. By adding IDAudio sound recognition technology from ID R&D, worsening symptoms can immediately be detected. Families and caregivers have access to the videos and to a daily summary customized per activity and movement.

“We’ve been working with ID R&D for some time to determine how audio event detection technology can offer additional input to improve remote monitoring for the elderly and people with disabilities,” said Nick Davidov, Cherry Labs co-founder, in the announcement. “When this case was presented to us, we knew we could use our joint technology to keep this patient out of the hospital while still monitoring his condition for signs of worsening, namely decreased activity and increased coughing.”

ID R&D has been included in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for User Authentication, which recognizes the company for excellence in biometric voice, face and behavioral user authentication and anti-spoofing technology.

ID R&D names new VP of Sales in Latin America

To scale its business across Latin American, ID R&D has appointed industry veteran Juan Carlos Tejedor as Vice President of Sales in Latin America. Tejedor has nearly 20 years of biometrics and identity verification experience, as well as through knowledge on customer needs in the region, specifically in the financial and public sectors.

Previous roles include Director of Sales for HID Global, VP of Sales for Eastern Golden Systems and Director of Business Development in Latin America for L-1. He has also provided consulting services to companies across Europe and America.

“Juan Carlos brings a demonstrated track record of success to ID R&D for continued growth in Latin America,” said SVP and Head of Global Sales John Amein in a separate announcement. “We look forward to building our partner and customer relationships in this exciting and very important region.”

“ID R&D is making the promise of frictionless authentication and liveness detection a reality,” said Juan Carlos Tejedor, VP Latin America Sales at ID R&D, in a prepared statement.  “I am excited to be part of a company that is committed to advancing the science of biometrics for improved security and a better user experience.”

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