By B.N. Frank
As American COVID concerns continue to increase, at least one school district has required students and staff to wear Bluetooth-enabled armbands to monitor temperatures. Some colleges are requiring students to install contact tracing apps on their devices. At least one university is paying scientists to collecting and analyzing human waste for contact tracing.
And at least one university has installed technology to scan, monitor, and alert students when they aren’t social distancing. Alabama State University has contracted with Draganfly, a company also known for using their technology to develop “pandemic drones.”
As you’ll see in the following video, the company is also currently working with the University of South Australia and has plans for a “global early warning system.”
From Draganfly’s press release:
Vital Intelligence’s Smart Thermal and Vital Sign Screening Detects Potential Symptoms of COVID-19
Los Angeles, CA., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Draganfly Inc. (OTCQB: DFLYF) (CSE: DFLY) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer and systems developer is pleased to announce that Alabama State University (“ASU”) has selected Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence Smart Thermal Temperature Assessment Stations, Vital Signs Assessment Stations and Social Distancing awareness technologies to be used campus-wide to detect potential symptoms of COVID-19.
Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence Smart Thermal Assessment Station and Vital Sign Screening technology provides a quick, non-invasive (contactless) and anonymous measurement of an elevated body temperature and, with voluntary consent, heart rate, respiratory rate and O2 saturation, all from a camera that takes seconds to capture. The Social Distancing Awareness unit ensures compliance with social distancing guidelines.
Alabama State University has agreed to purchase and install 5 Smart Thermal and Vital Sign Assessment units and 5 Social Distancing Awareness units to be stationed across the campus and accessible by its staff, faculty and 4,000-plus students. Individuals who appear to have an elevated temperature could then be screened by a medical professional to confirm the presence of fever.
The Smart Thermal Temperature Assessment Stations, Vital Sign Assessment Stations and Social Distancing units are North American made and owned.
The platform does not register any personal data of the individual being screened.