Bharat Forge, Blackstraw roll out an AI based health monitoring system

Bharat Forge, Blackstraw roll out an AI based health monitoring system
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9 Jul, 2020

Pune based auto components maker Bharat Forge (BFL), has collaborated with artificial intelligence (AI) startup Blackstraw to launch an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution that enables companies and institutions to comply with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines for safe re-opening.

Called the health risk monitoring system, the video analytics solution comprises two major components -- a contactless thermal screening system integrated with RFID (radio-frequency identification) badge reader and an AI algorithm running on surveillance CCTV cameras to monitor and control human behaviour, according to a statement. 

“The partnership with Bharat Forge has led to the development of a range of video analytic products over the last year. HRMS has been a quick and timely assembly of technological components developed over time for an immediate need. We strongly believe that this platform will not only safeguard companies and their employees but will also help reinstate confidence and normality,” Atul Arya, CEO of Port Charlotte, Florida headquartered Blackstraw said.

HRMS is ideal for deploying in high-footfall areas such as educational campuses, hospitals, gated communities, retail stores, railway stations, airports and transit points to monitor individual and societal health.  Presently, HRMS is being deployed at The Kalyani School, Pune and all critical facilities of BFL pan-India.

BFL has partially resumed operations at its manufacturing facilities by taking several safety measures and has added HRMS as a crucial tool to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection, it said in the statement.

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