Bluesemi, a start-up engaged in building IoT devices, has developed ‘SENS’, a contactless and wireless thermal scanner that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect body temperature.
Sunil Kumar Maddikatla, Chief Executive and Founder of Bluesemi, said the device could be installed at the entrance, from where it would automatically detect the temperature of a person within 15 cm distance and provide the reading in 3 to 5 seconds. “It is farmore accurate than a hand-held thermal scanner; it also helps reduce the risk of frontline workers,” he said, and explained “the security personnel mandated with checking the body temperature of employees can, while sitting remotely, switch the device (through the mobile app) and be alerted when the person is outside the monitoring range.
“The frontline workers or security need not stand within touching distance of the individual to take the reading. Further, as the sensor is designed for medical use, it accurately measures the individual’s body temperature and records the information in a specialised digital app that can be downloaded on the individual’s mobile or integrated into the company’s security or healthcare systems.”
The company has filed a patent. “We have installed 400 devices (SENS) in the pilot phase, not just in India, but across the borders as well. The response has been phenomenal, particularly from the Railways, Central and State government offices, large corporates etc. We are expecting to install around 10,000 devices in Indian alone by December,” said Maddikatla.
The order book at present is for 2,450 SENS by October. We have sought two weeks’ lead time for volume orders, he said.
The T-Hub-incubated start-up specialises in making sensor-based products. “We are intent on creating self-powered IoT devices, including sensors, wearables, retail-tech, connected cars, and other smart products/ devices.”
The company has developed two more devices:
BlueSemi’s EoN is a pioneer in zero-power IoT technology, harvesting energy (using IoT technology) from ambient sources to power wearables and other smart devices, and BlueSemi SecureOne, which is an anti-counterfeiting solution to protect premier products from imitations.