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Smart Glasses To Detect People With COVID-19 From 3M Away

US agencies will soon introduce smart glasses that can detect the body temperature of 200 people in about 3m, helping quickly identify people with COVID-19.

Tech news site Tech Crunch said agencies in the US will soon use smart glass allows checking body temperature to identify people with COVID-19 .

Specifically, the Rokid T smart glass model was developed by the Chinese-based Rokid Company, has an integrated infrared sensor, supports USB connection and can be synchronized with other platforms. Rokid T1 is capable of detecting body temperature of 200 people from a distance of 2.75m.

In addition, the device is also equipped with Qualcomm processor, 12MP camera and supports AR features. Glasses can be controlled by voice commands, recording live images and videos. The company plans to supply the device to businesses, hospitals, as well as functional staff in the US to help detect COVID-19 in the community. 

At the same time, the company insists it will not collect information directly from the T1 glass.

"We do not bring any data to the cloud. For customers, privacy is very important. The measurement of data will be stored locally." 

said Rokid Company, US director, Liang. Guan
image from smart glass view

In the context that the COVID-19 epidemic is spreading rapidly, governments along with large corporations and technology companies are trying to implement many measures to help detect quickly and identify risks of contact with infected people. .

Most recently, Google and Apple have also collaborated on developing contact tracking apps to help people know whether they are in contact with someone infected with COVID-19.


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