By Chloe Greenbank May 4, 2020 Airports, Featured

Authorities in China, the UAE and Italy have already introduced the use of fast-screening fever detection helmets.

Representing the next generation of thermal imaging cameras and helping to drive down wait times and ultimately keep people safer, KC Wearable, has developed its Smart Helmet as a unique solution to test people for COVID-19, that’s ideally suited to an airport environment.

The fast-scanning infrared camera is connected to an AR headset, enabling wearers to measure a passenger’s temperature in real time. As a fever is one of the key symptoms of COVID-19, the KC helmet, which has over 96% accuracy is an effective way of detecting individuals with the virus. It can scan up to 13 people at once and 200 people in a minute.

“COVID-19 continues to pose unparalleld challenges to our way of life around the world,” said Dr Jie Guo, Global Head at KC Wearable. “Amidst the chaos, there are two overriding priorities. Firstly, protecting the health and safety of our citizens; and then getting back to our normal way of life. The KC helmet is our first step in achieving both aims,” he added.