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Biometric thermal scanning solutions from industry and academia tackling pandemic effects

An eye thermal device from TBS and government research infrastructure support from CFI
Biometric thermal scanning solutions from industry and academia tackling pandemic effects

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) released a new device combining biometric face detection, iris recognition, and thermal camera capabilities.

According to the firm, the new 2D EYE THERMAL solution has been developed to provide a security solution that can also double as a pre-emptive health measure mechanism to tackle the risks connected to the pandemic.

2D EYE THERMAL is a touchless biometric solution that allows RFID verification while offering integration with CCTV and automated gates.

The device is also compatible with other TBS devices via the company’s WebServices approach. This allows 2D EYE THERMAL to be deployed in a variety of scenarios where biometrics and touchless solutions are needed.

In terms of specific applications, TBS mentioned pharmaceuticals and labs, logistics and parcel companies, and mines and energy sectors, among others.

Georgian College building mobile biometric COVID-19 screening station.

In collaboration with 360 Technology, Georgian College in Ontario, Canada has received government funding to build a mobile biometric COVID-19 screening station.

Georgian College has received a $33,476 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) as part of a government initiative to provide 52 research institutions in the country with roughly $28 million in research infrastructure support to tackle pandemic effects.

The new device will feature thermal scanning, a digital screening survey, an automated entry system, facial recognition capabilities, and an integrated contact tracing application. A prototype product is expected to be available to local businesses and communities by summer 2021.

The project will be led by Eli Kane, a professor in Georgian’s Big Data Analytics program, under the umbrella of the college’s Competitive Smart Manufacturing program.

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