April 17, 2020
Amorph Systems and Vantiq are collaborating with each other and an unknown number of development and hardware partners on integrated systems for continuous, real-time biometric and thermal monitoring for airports.
An application developed by Amorph Systems uses thermal cameras, lidar-based crowd density measurements and flight information to identify potential problem areas and guide redirected passenger flows and other operational controls. When a fever is detected, an integrated security camera uses computer vision technology to correlate with the system to take a snapshot to identify the individual, and point-to-point tracking is carried out with facial recognition.
The partners the companies are working with include Hikvision and T-Systems.
“Airports are under incredible pressure right now, as they address exceptional operational issues caused by COVID-19,” says Dr. Frank Frauenhoffer, managing director of Amorph Systems, in a press release. “Our new application will be highly valuable not only to manage the current situation, but to prepare for future waves of COVID-19 or other potential virus outbreaks of other viruses. In order to keep passengers safe, airports need to apply new real-time health measures.”
Frauenhoffer says the system is scalable, and that by leveraging Vantiq’s low-code platform, Amorph Systems was able to stand up a fully integrated solution at Helsinki Airport and others in only a few weeks. The AMORPH.aero system is used by dozens of airports globally.
“We believe these systems will be critical to opening up retail stores, office buildings, airports, stadiums, factories, and health care facilities around the world,” Vantiq CEO Marty Sprinzen states, according to Vision-Spectra.
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