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As businesses and schools consider reopening around the world, they’re taking safety precautions to mitigate the lingering threat of COVID-19 — often taking the temperature of each individual entering their facilities.
Fever is a common warning sign for the virus (and the seasonal flu), but manual temperature-taking with infrared thermometers takes time and requires workers stationed at a building’s entrances to collect temperature readings. AI solutions can speed the process and make it contactless, sending real-time alerts to facilities management teams when visitors with elevated temperatures are detected.
Central California-based IntelliSite Corp. and its recently acquired startup, Deep Vision AI, have developed a temperature screening application that can scan over 100 people a minute. Temperature readings are accurate within a tenth of a degree Celcius. And customers can get up and running with the app within a few hours, with an AI platform running on NVIDIA GPUs on premises or in the cloud for inference.
“Our software platform has multiple AI modules, including foot traffic counting and occupancy monitoring, as well as vehicle recognition,” said Agustin Caverzasi, co-founder of Deep Vision AI, and now president of IntelliSite’s AI business unit. “Adding temperature detection was a natural, easy step for us.”
The temperature screening tool has been deployed in several healthcare facilities and is being tested at U.S. airports, amusement parks, and education facilities. Deep Vision is part of NVIDIA Inception, a program that helps startups working in AI and data science get to market faster.
“Deep Vision AI joined Inception at the very beginning, and our engineering and research teams received support with resources like GPUs for training,” Caverzasi said. “It was really helpful for our company’s initial development.”
As the pandemic took hold, and social distancing became essential, Caverzasi’s team saw that the technology they’d spent years developing was more relevant than ever.
“The need to protect people from harmful viruses has never been greater,” he said. “With our preexisting AI modules, we can monitor in real-time the occupancy levels in a store or a hospital’s waiting room, and trigger alerts before the maximum occupancy is reached in a given area.”
With governments and health organizations advising temperature checking, the startup applied its existing AI capabilities to thermal cameras for the first time. In doing so, they had to fine-tune the model so it wouldn’t be fooled by false positives — for example, when a person shows up red on a thermal camera because of their cup of hot coffee..
This AI model is paired with one of IntelliSite’s IoT solutions called human-based monitoring, or hBM. The hBM platform includes a hardware component: a mobile cart-mounted with a thermal camera, monitor, and Dell Precision tower workstation for inference. The temperature detection algorithms can now scan five people at the same time.
The workstation uses the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 GPU for real-time inference on thermal data from the live camera view. This reduces manual scanning time for healthcare customers by 80 percent and drops the total cost of conducting temperature scans by 70 percent.
Facilities using hBM can also choose to access data remotely and monitor multiple sites, using either an on-premises Dell PowerEdge R740 server with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, or GPU resources through the IntelliSite Cloud Engine.
If businesses and hospitals are also taking a second temperature measurement with a thermometer, these readings can be logged in the hBM system, which can maintain records for over a million screenings. Facilities managers can configure alerts via text message or email when high temperatures are detected.
The Deep Vision developer team, based in Córdoba, Argentina, also had to adapt their AI models that use regular camera data to detect people wearing face masks. They use the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework for smart cities, including the NVIDIA DeepStream SDK for intelligent video analytics and NVIDIA TensorRT to accelerate inference.
Deep Vision and IntelliSite next plan to integrate the temperature screening AI with facial recognition models, so customers can use the application for employee registration once their temperature has been checked.
IntelliSite is a member of the NVIDIA Clara Guardian ecosystem, bringing edge AI to healthcare facilities. Visit our COVID page to explore how other startups are using AI and accelerated computing to fight the pandemic.
FDA Disclaimer: Thermal measurements are designed as a triage tool and should not be the sole means of diagnosing high-risk individuals for any viral threat. Elevated thermal readings should be confirmed with a secondary, clinical-grade evaluation tool. FDA recommends screening individuals one at a time, not in groups.
Ken serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Epic IO, IntelliSite & Broad Sky Networks.
Ken has an early background in nuclear physics and reactor engineering, and over 20 years of business-to-business technology and information security expertise.
Prior to joining IntelliSite, Ken was the General Manager & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dell Technologies Safety & Security, IoT, and Computer Vision business unit. During his tenure, he was recognized as one of Dell Technologies’ top security and public safety experts who were instrumental in establishing and growing Dell Technologies Safety and Security solutions.
Prior to Dell Technologies, Ken was a Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. Earlier in his career, he spent close to eight years building a hyper-growth business for Cisco’s Safety and Security, Access Control, and Emergency Response business unit. Previously, Ken was a Partner in one of the largest contract field sales organizations in the United States and served as a Nuclear Engineer for the United States Navy.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Clemson University. He is a member of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and serves on the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, an Advisory Board Member for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Mario Campos serves as President of IntelliSite LLC, a holding company of EPIC IO. Alongside the Executive Leadership team, he oversees company operations, product design, and innovation as well as overall company strategy.
A serial entrepreneur, Mario guided the transition of QPCS LLC, a small California startup technology company into IntelliSite LLC, a market leading organization that delivers outcomes for its customers across IoT, Safety & Security, Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence.
Prior to founding QPCS in 2001, Mario worked as a software architect for John Deere Agri Services, where he was responsible for the development of web-based + IoT software applications designed to provide food traceability in the Agribusiness world.
Mario immigrated to the US from Costa Rica in 1997. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems from California State University. He holds certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, CompTia, RedHat, and others. He serves on the Cradlepoint Advisory Committee and is also a member of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Forum. Mario is married and has two children.
Jorge Campos is the co-founder of IntelliSite Corporation and serves as the Chief Technology Officer, IoT.
Jorge’s extensive experience in the field has been instrumental in bringing new technologies together to create successful #IoT solutions. From a very young age, Jorge showed exceptional technological skills; he sold his first commercial computer program at the age of 10. In 1995, he worked as a senior engineer for Costa Rica’s National Bank and was part of the team that created and implemented the core software platform that was implemented across all of its branches.
Jorge is originally from Costa Rica and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from EARTH University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University, Stanislaus.
JP is the Chief Revenue Officer for EPIC IO, IntelliSite, and Broad Sky Networks.
JP has over 30 years of sales and sales leadership experience in network, security, and data storage technology companies.
Prior to joining EPIC IO & IntelliSite, JP served as the VP of South Sales for Cohesity, a leader in Data Management solutions. Before joining Cohesity, he built and led the Southeast Majors organization at Palo Alto Networks for 4 years.
Early in his career, JP started with Cisco in 1993 and worked in sales, sales leadership, and global strategy and planning leadership capacities through 2014. JP’s vast experience across his 30+ years has prepared him well for his journey with EPIC IO, IntelliSite and Broad Sky Networks.
JP holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from the University of Texas A&M.
Michael is the Chief Digital Officer of EPIC IO, IntelliSite and Broad Sky Networks.
Michael is a technology industry veteran with more than 23 years of professional experience, holding a significant amount of technology/industry certifications, focusing on transformative outcomes and consulting across all industries.
Before joining EPIC IO, IntelliSite, and Broad Sky Networks, he was the Global Chief Technology Officer for Safety and Security – Industry Edge (IoT) at Dell Technologies. In this position, he led go-to-market strategies and enablement for solutions and outcomes comprised of not only the capabilities of Dell’s strategically aligned businesses but also the expansive partner ecosystem that included a vast amount of partners from strategic hyper-scalers to global systems integrators and independent hardware/software providers.
Michael has served as President, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President and Global Director for multiple technology organizations delivering a myriad of solutions and services that include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge-to-cloud strategies, cloud and XaaS (Software, IaaS, PaaS, UCaaS), enterprise networking including SD-WAN, IOT/IIOT, analytics and business intelligence, safety, physical security and more.
Steve is the Chief Financial Officer of EPIC IO, IntelliSite, and Broad Sky Networks.
With over 20 years of financial leadership in technology and building services companies, Steve brings a wealth of experience in transformative financial leadership.
Prior to joining EPIC IO, Steve served as CFO for Inverify.US through its sale in 2019. Before that, Steve was the Corporate Controller and Vice President of Acquisition Finance & Integration at Universal Services of America / Allied Universal for over 16 years. Steve was instrumental in efficiently scaling and conducting financial integration across transformational growth from a small regional business to a multi-billion-dollar international provider.
Steve is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Agustin is the President of AI for IntelliSite and leads the AI business strategy and product development, partnering with the technology office to build and deliver a market-leading artificial intelligence solution.
Prior to this role, Agustin was the Co-Founder & CEO of Deep Vision AI, which was acquired by IntelliSite in early 2020. Agustin developed a pragmatic understanding of the strategic and technical applications of advanced technology, business, and systems processes, and incorporating computer vision applications for various industry use cases. He focuses on transforming ideas into well-engineered, customer-centric products and helping bring them to market. He has a contagious passion for innovation, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship.
Agustin started his career at the INRIA research center. He holds a computer engineering degree from the National University of Cordoba – the oldest university in Argentina and one of the first in the Americas.
Leandro is the Chief Technology Officer of AI for IntelliSite. He leads the company’s AI engineering and product development teams worldwide. He is a proven leader and expert in designing, building, and delivering the right solution for any computer vision application.
Previously, he was the Co-Founder of Deep Vision AI, which was acquired by IntelliSite in early 2020. Deep Vision AI is an industry-leading platform of computer vision and AI-enabled applications for mid-market and large enterprise customers, global technology partners, and governments worldwide.
Earlier in his career, he was Professor of Computer Architecture for the Faculty of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences in Argentina. He also worked at the Department of Applied Research in the Argentinian Air Force.
Leandro holds a Computer Engineering degree from the National University of Cordoba – the oldest university in Argentina and one of the first in the Americas.
Chris Jenkins is the Director of Professional Services and Delivery at IntelliSite.
Prior to IntelliSite, Chris held a variety of engineering positions at Dell, Cisco, Tyco, ADT, and Identiv, as well as owning his own security company. Chris has nearly 30 years of sales, delivery, and engineering experience. Chris has exceptional expertise in IT, compute, networking, safety & security, computer vision, and IoT which makes him a perfect fit for IntelliSite.
Pablo Fernandez is the General Manager at IntelliSite for Latin America. In this role, Pablo is helping to bring the company’s advanced IoT and AI-enabled technologies to mid-market and large enterprise customers, technology partners, and government municipalities throughout Latin America.
Prior to IntelliSite, Pablo provided service delivery and infrastructure support for Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Bank of America, and Pfizer, among others. Pablo is an IoT enthusiast with deep knowledge in smart cities, industrial IoT, and much more. He is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) with over 15 years of working experience in information technology across multiple verticals.