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Nuvoola launches screening solution to help organizations limit spread of COVID-19

The LUKE AI for Health Screening and Protection (HSP) includes an app that employees use to assess their health status before arriving at work

July 17, 2020  by CM Staff

With the first wave of the virus waning, deconfinement measures are continuing and businesses owners, executives and decision-makers are feeling pressure to reopen safely. (PHOTO: Nuvoola)

MONTREAL — Nuvoola Inc., a Montreal-based artificial intelligence firm, announced the launch of a new health screening business solution aimed at helping companies limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the workplace. The solution includes a touchless kiosk and a web-based questionnaire that leverages an artificial intelligence platform.

The LUKE AI for Health Screening and Protection (HSP) includes an app that employees use to assess their health status before arriving at work, in addition to an onsite, touchless kiosk that rapidly screens people for symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter buildings.

According to the company, the kiosk recognizes people by their employee card or by facial comparison and uses an automated process to greet and screen visitors using natural language interactions in French or English, based on their preference. At the same time, the AI-powered kiosk can verify whether a face mask is required, and measure body temperature using Teledyne DALSA’s Calibir infrared camera.

With the first wave of the virus waning, deconfinement measures are continuing and businesses owners, executives and decision-makers are feeling pressure to reopen safely. With the threat of a second wave still to come, they are searching for ways to implement safety procedures that comply with government regulations.

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“Our expertise in computer vision, natural language processing and speech recognition provide our LUKE AI kiosk the ability to automate and reinforce safety measures”, said Martin Renière, president of Nuvoola, in a prepared statement. “It generates visual and audio warnings in real-time if a risk is detected and can be monitored remotely. With many companies facing a shortage of security guards, this automated kiosk is a great alternative that not only reduces human error but also speeds up the detection process so crowding at entry points is reduced.”

Renière concluded: “COVID-19 has forced a new normal where supporting local businesses has become a common message. I felt I could help organizations with the implementation of new safety regulations. We have a talented team and we quickly realized that our expertise in AI could help develop a unique Canadian solution that would help companies with their relaunch while introducing AI to their operations.”