Partnering opportunity

COVID-19: Italian manufacturer of an AI platform for facemask and social distancing monitoring is looking for partners based on distribution agreements

Summary

An Italian company has developed a solution to eliminate the risk of the presence of persons without facial masks or that are not respecting social distance. This solution is available as a software platform and as a “all-in-one” device that, based on a neural network for analyzing video in real time, is able to warn the failure in safety measures compliance.The company is looking for distribution services agreements.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

The Italian company is looking for distributors and commercial agents for the distribution of its product. The partner sought must have a commercial structure with experience in the marketing of products for safety in the workplace and / or for the marketing of innovative ICT products

Partner sought

The Italian company is looking for distributors and commercial agents for the distribution of its product. The sectors potentially affected include distributors of personal protective equipment, distributors of health devices, distributors of products for safety in the workplace, companies in the ICT sector that want to expand their offer in the health sector.

Description

Artificial Intelligence and workplace safety measures monitoring are two essential elements for the prevention of COVID-19 contagion. Reopening of offices, restaurants, sports centers, hairdressers and others can only take place on the basis of rigorous safety measures, aimed at promoting personal hygiene and avoiding the propagation of droplets, which are the main means of contagion. To this aim, companies and shops are installing devices such as temperature detectors, disinfectant gel dispensers, plexiglass separators to ensure safety and operability. The measures described are useful but not decisive in the fight against the spread of the virus, and the only truly effective measures are represented by the maintenance of social distancing as well as by the use of protective facial masks. It is therefore necessary to make available, at affordable costs, technologies for the automatic detection of the use of the mask and the measurement of the social distance between individuals in indoor environments. To do everything possible and ensure maximum prevention from COVID-19 in the company, artificial intelligence solutions represent the answer to a very common problem today: respect for the precautions that we are all invited to use for common safety. In fact, to address pandemic, artificial Intelligence techniques for computer vision can have a significant impact in the emergency management from COVID-19, which provides for a gradual recovery of economic and production activities. To prevent COVID-19 contagion, the company has developed a solution to eliminate the risk of the presence of persons without facial masks or that are not respecting social distance. This solution is available as a software platform and as a “all-in-one” device that, based on a neural network for analyzing video in real time, is able to warn the failure in safety measures compliance. By computer vision we mean an artificial intelligence field that trains computers to interpret and understand the visual world. The neural network developed by the company is a convolutional network capable of: - analyze in real time the individual video frames of a surveillance camera; - identify the presence of faces with and without a mask, (this detection, for privacy reasons, does not provide for the identification of a specific subject, but simply the presence of human faces); - measure the distance between people in the room. The neural network model is based on the Faster R-CNN architecture which uses convolutional networks and a set of anchor boxes to locate faces with or without the mask. The choice fell on this type of architecture due to the excellent compromise offered between performances and inference speed. The system is a software platform, also available as an “all-in-one” device, that prevent the covid-19 contagion by monitoring the respect of security measures within companies. The “all-in-one” device is equipped with a camera and allows: - monitoring of working environments by identifying the presence of people – but without proceeding with the identification of individual subjects for privacy reasons - recognition of failure to comply with security measures, and in particular: a) failure to use the facial mask; b)failure to respect social distancing - sending an acoustic warning in the face of potentially dangerous situations The application is also available in server mode, for large organizations that have video surveillance systems with many cameras and intend to monitor compliance with security measures to avoid infection by covid-19. The Italian company is looking for distributors and commercial agents that will distribute and represent the product in their own country market.

Advantages and innovations

Tht product is an “all-in-one” device: - no additional computer needed, - all processing on board, - no Internet connection required, - high precision: 0.625 MaP server mode, - real-time analysis, high-end accuracy and lightweight design are the core parts of the innovation, - staff savings possible.

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