China have used AI in combination with heat sensing technology to identify in real-time people in crowds with elevated body temperatures, thus allowing them to isolate people in crowds with a fever, and reducing the exposure of medical professionals to the public by using machines.
Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact
It is important to identify who may have a fever as it is a sympton of COVID-19. However, it is dangerous and a use of human resources to put medical professionals in large crowds. This innovation partially solves both of these problems.
Zhongguancun Science City Administrative Committee; Shangtang Technology; Beijing's Haidan District
- Local government
- Private Sector
Issues being addressed:
- Health and safety of responders
- Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
20 March 2020