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Contactless temperature taking technology installed in long-term care facilities

Infra-red (IR)/AI technology was created by Canadian company Longan Vision in partnership with Convergence Health Care Solutions (CHCS)

August 21, 2020  by CM Staff

Infra-red (IR)/AI technology, created by Canadian company Longan Vision in partnership with Convergence Health Care Solutions (CHCS), enables distanced temperature taking at a number of facilities in the GTA, including the Mon Sheong LTC facility in Markham, ON, helping the facility achieve zero COVID-19 infections. Jasmine Wang gets her temperature checked at the facility on Aug. 20. 2020 in Markham. (PHOTO: Convergence Health Solutions)

MARKHAM, Ont. — Infra-red(IR)/AI technology, created by Canadian company Longan Vision in partnership with Convergence Health Care Solutions (CHCS), enables distanced temperature taking at a number of facilities in the GTA, including a long term care (LTC) facility in Markham.

According to a statement, two infra-red cameras with computer interface enables the reception desk in any building to take the temperature of visitors up to eight people and residents from up to 18 feet (5.4metres) away, clearly displaying the temperature of all the people measured within its capture radius.

“This has made it possible to use innovation to make things easier and more efficient,” said Tim Kwan, chairman of the Mon Sheong Foundation (MSF), which operates 11 seniors’ facilities in the GTA, in a prepared statement. “It provides peace of mind for staff, residents and visitors alike, and saves nurse and PSW (personal support worker) time.”

Founded by Jasmine Wang and Steven Wang, CHCS was created to provide solutions for seniors which include an IoT (Internet of Things) system that can constantly monitor to detect falls, sudden changes in heart rate, blood oxygen level, or distress calls providing assistance for LTC residents.

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