PICTURE and article: By Barry Gray Photojournalist / THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Enzo Jia, the CEO and co-founder of Longan Vision, is representing a perfect opportunity to use technology they had been working on in a new and important way.
Jia, along with a group of fellow McMaster University Mechanical Engineering graduates, had been developing thermal imaging AR (augmented reality) headsets for use by firefighters. However, with the unfortunate global pandemic sweeping the globe, they have pivoted to help.
“Gatekeeper”, a thermal imaging system that uses two cameras to capture the temperature of an area and thermal imaging on individuals that cross by. The information gathered from the two cameras is then sent to a computer to look for variances between the two. Gatekeeper, is currently being tested at the front entrance to the Nations store in Jackson Square.
As society begins to move away from the COVID-19 lockdown to whatever a new “normal” looks like, information will be critical to ensure the safety of individuals who cautiously venture outside.
Read the full story here: COVID-19 temperature screening: Group testing scanning technology at Hamilton grocery store