India based health-tech startup Arvi launches contactless thermal scanning kiosks

Komal Pattanayak writes articles for Investocracy News, a news and media platform focusing on startup news from Africa and Asia

India based Health-tech startup Arvi has launched contactless thermal scanning kiosks under ‘Make in India’ during COVID-19 pandemic. It has been developed by IIT Bombay alumni.

Arvi kiosks use Artificial Intelligence technology along with deep learning and combine facial recognition and thermal screening. Also, this can detect persons with high temperature. It can detect those who violate wearing a mask as well.

Things like wearing mask, social distancing, contactless delivery and products has become a new normal. Further, Arvi has taken into account these requirements pretty well. Apart from checking temperature and face mask detections, the thermal scanning kiosks also have the features of auto hand-sanitization and attendance/access management. The kiosks can also screen blood oxygen, pulse and respiration rate.

Moreover, what makes Arvi’s thermal scanner unique is that it doesn’t require the physical presence of any security guard or an individual to check people’s temperature. The AI enabled scanners don’t require any kind of human intervention. The kiosks can be used at a number of places like malls, corporate offices, banks, airports, apartments, hospitals, schools, colleges etc.

Thermal Scanner
Thermal Scanner

The newly developed products include the models, Arvi TX 55, TX 66, TX 77 and TX 99. These models have a wide range of features.

Arvi TX-55 is a mini contactless thermal scanning terminal with facial recognition-based screening; thermal scanning and automatic face mask recognition. It comes with a flexible tabletop or wall mounting.

Arvi TX-66 is an attendance and QR code screening support. It has all the features of Arvi TX-55. It also includes attendance management, QR code-based screening, cloud-based storage, and admin panel access to customers.

Arvi TX 77 has all the features of TX-66 as well as an auto hand sanitization facility.
Arvi TX 99 model additionally includes blood oxygen reading, pulse rate, and respiration rate reading.

The price of a thermal scanner ranges from US$ 800 to US$ 1660. The temperature sensor has an accuracy of +/-0.2C, with screening time of only 1 second.

Face recognition facility comes with 8′ LCD screen, 5 MP camera with 30 FPS video and advanced facial recognition software. It has a cloud storage of up to 2 million screening records. Aerosol based sanitizer spray with a high 1200 ml capacity refillable tank comes along with these kiosks. The kiosks are portable with 5 feet 2-inch adjustable height.

While explaining about the products, Mr. Sushant Reddy, the co-founder & CEO of Arvi said in an interview, “Everything we did till February 2020 is set to change going forward. Companies, restaurants, housing societies, manufacturing plants need effective screening solutions. Our kiosks make screening experience both safe and simple for workplaces and commercial establishments with large walk-ins. By integrating facial recognition & advanced sensors, we have tried to leverage the best technologies in India’s fight against COVID-19″.

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