AI-based cameras detect rail travellers with fever, with out masks


New Delhi, September 18

Technology has come to the rescue of the Indian Railways–operating 310 passenger, Mail and Express trains as of now throughout the country–in detecting passengers with coronavirus-like signs, as Artificial Intelligence-based surveillance cameras have thus far detected 28 passengers with gentle fever earlier than they may get on board.

“Central Railway (CR) has taken several measures to prevent Covid-19 spread. In order to effectively scan the passengers for COVID-like symptoms, CR has set up a body screening facility (FebriEye) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai,” CR spokesperson Shivaji Sutar informed IANS.

It not solely ensures contactless entry for travellers to keep away from the unfold of coronavirus but in addition helped detect 28 passengers whose physique temperature was above regular.

“They were not allowed to travel by trains and advised to go for medical check-up and further necessary medical action,” he added.

The CR is utilizing the FebriEye human physique screening facility developed by Vehant Technologies, which is a thermal and imaginative and prescient digicam that not solely measures brow temperature but in addition detects face masks and social distancing violations.

Sutar mentioned that FebriEye cameras can cowl a big space for scanning, which implies these can detect and document physique temperatures of quite a few folks coming into directly right into a premise even whereas the possible passengers are on the transfer.

Kapil Bardeja, CEO and co-founder of Vehant Technologies, mentioned: “FebriEye has already been used successfully by the Indian Railways at their Mumbai HQ (Central Railway).” Besides, the system has been put in at Bilaspur, Raipur, and Guwahati (North Frontier Railway), he added.

Bardeja mentioned that the tools is dependable, and generates alerts for violation of any protocols on face masks. It is appropriate for deployment in high-footfall areas.

He mentioned that as per the usual working process, passengers are screened with FebriEye earlier than they’re allowed to board trains. “Till date, over seven lakh passengers have been screened in Mumbai,” Bardeja mentioned.

CR officers mentioned that Febrieye is provided with ‘Black Body’, a continuing temperature supply that ensures accuracy in physique temperature readings as much as plus or minus 0.three diploma Celsius.

“The device helps maintain a stable thermodynamic ambience. We are using AI- and CCTV- based software as it detects body temperatures and faces masks on a real-time basis, apart from social distancing.” Amid the nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways had suspended practice companies from March 25. It began working Shramik Special trains from May 1 to move stranded migrant staff, college students, pilgrims, and vacationers.

The Railways began to run particular air-conditioned trains from May 12 and 100 pairs of time-tabled trains from June 1. From September 12, the Railways additionally began working 40 pairs of trains. –IANS



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