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COVID-19 Solutions: An approach towards tackling the situation with AI

The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged the whole world, specifically targeting the health, cleanliness and the economic aspect of our daily lives. Research is in progress in many parts of the world at its best pace, to defeat the virus and help bring back our carefree living conditions. The virus is teaching the world, directing each of our working world around the essential and the optional part of our daily lives. We too have learned our part of the lesson, and have started working towards the development of essential services that can help through and beyond our fight against such diseases.

Understanding the situation

During our long lockdown, we have understood that work cannot be paused for long, as without it, there is no future. However, given the current situation it seems easy to understand that certain amendments in our working lifestyle are a must, because mistakes and carelessness can cost lives in these times. Some generally advised amendments are:

  • Wearing a mask, in public areas can help reduce the spread, as well as it can help prevent one from such a virus.
  • Social Distancing, in public areas can reduce the spread.
  • Washing hands more often with soap and sanitisation using spirit based sanitizers.
  • Changing our habit of touching our face more often.

Face Mask Detection Systems using Vision AI

We have leveraged our AI capabilities to provide surveillance cameras the ability to automatically generate alerts if any person is found not wearing a mask. This transforms your regular CCTV camera setup into an automated check for people following the norms and rules set up and defined to help continue the work. Also, it will help generate the reports regarding the violators to security and concerned personnel to immediately make corrective actions at earliest. We are also working on ideas to help recognize the violators and directly notify them to further reduce the time taken to correct the situation.

Social Distancing using Vision AI

We have also been working on utilizing the same installed cameras to identify if social distancing rules set by the organization in authority, are being followed. Using AI to again identify the distances between people and again, generating alerts for the same to rectify the violators. The reports and dashboarding will automatically provide the details of all such activities.