Guards wear AI powered sunglasses with infrared cameras to catch tourists with fever while patrolling a popular scenic spot in China
- The high-tech glasses can handle 100 people in two minutes
- It will alert the officers if someone has a fever, a symptom of the coronavirus
- A clip shows them wearing the devices while patrolling a park in Hangzhou
- AI technology is widely used in China to combat the coronavirus outbreak
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Security guards have started wearing AI-powered sunglasses with infrared cameras to monitor the temperature of pedestrians in China.
The new gadgets allow patrol officers in a popular park in Hangzhou to scan nearly 100 temperatures of tourists within two minutes.
The infrared camera connected to the device uses artificial intelligence technology, which can immediately detect the temperature of people and display it on the glasses.
Guards are seen wearing AI-powered sunglasses with infrared cameras to monitor visitor temperature in a popular scenic spot in China
The infrared camera installed in the device can immediately detect people’s temperatures and display them on the glasses. Picture: a thermal image with the temperature of a person measured by the infrared camera
The high-tech gadget also alerts the antivirus officer when someone with a high temperature comes into view.
A video shows the black-clad security agents donning the smart hues as they check Hongyuan Scenic Park in Hangzhou, eastern China, on Tuesday.
“We used to use traditional forehead thermometers, which required people to line up [to take their temperatures individually]”said an employee.
“Now our employees found it easier [to check people’s temperatures] compared to before, ”she added.
An infrared camera is a contactless device that detects heat energy and converts it into an electronic signal.
The signal can then be calculated in temperatures and processed into a thermal image on a monitor screen.
A security guard looks at tourists through his AR sunglasses in Hangzhou on Tuesday
A black-clad security officer is pictured wearing the goggles patrolling Hongyuan Scenic Park in Hangzhou, eastern China on Tuesday
Popular scenic spots across China have instructed their visitors to have their temperature measured before entering as a precaution against the spread of the corona virus.
It is because some of China’s most popular tourist locations have resumed their business after being closed for almost two months during the outbreak.
Some tourist attractions also required visitors to pre-book their tickets and show their green health code upon arrival to prove they were virus free.
A curious visitor is seen taking a selfie with one of the security guards in Hangzhou, China
Artificial intelligence technology has been widely used in China to combat the epidemic, as hospitals use intelligent robots to help treat coronavirus patients.
A few droids were seen delivering medicines and food to patients and collecting sheets and medical waste in China’s southern province of Guangdong.
The Chinese authorities are also using facial recognition, AI and big data cameras from the world’s most advanced mass surveillance system to track victims of the corona virus.
Artificial intelligence and security camera companies boasted that their systems can scan the streets for people with a mild fever, recognize their faces, even when wearing a mask, and report it to authorities.
When a coronavirus patient gets on a train, the railway’s ‘real name’ system can provide a list of people nearby.
A man is standing at the entrance of an office building in front of an AI computer called ‘Smart AI Epidemic Prevention’ made by SenseTime company, in Shenzhen
Some Chinese security companies have even claimed that they can use cameras to search for people with low fever and even recognize them wearing masks (photo is a camera in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai)
It came when the former epicenter Hubei lifted travel restrictions for its citizens yesterday after a draconian two-month shutdown.
But Chinese experts feared that China will face a second outbreak due to the increasing number of imported cases and the “silent carriers” showing no symptoms.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 472,000 people worldwide and claimed more than 21,000 lives. There are 9,817 confirmed cases and 474 deaths in the UK.