Healthcare facilities: when computer vision protects healthcare workers from viruses

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Publié le 28-04-2020

Healthcare facilities: when computer vision protects healthcare workers from viruses

 

Hospitals are the most important and most vulnerable spaces in the world right now. As admittance numbers spike, facilities face increased safety and operational risks that intelligent computer vision can help to mitigate for providers.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN RISKS?

STAFF EXPOSURE

Quarantine breaches and unauthorized personnel increase exposure risk to hospital staff.

TRACKING EXPOSURE RISK

It’s difficult to keep track of known carriers and potential exposure paths.

OPERATIONAL FRICTION

Higher throughput increases friction on legacy access control while reducing provision of care.

CARE CONTINUITY

As virus cases spike, care to the general population suffers.

WHAT CAN DO COMPUTER VISION FOR HOSPITALS ?

Computer vision helps identify and distinguish between people to control access to physical spaces and digital services, and it identifies where people have been over time and how, when and where they have come in contact with one another.

Computer vision works by pairing AI-driven software with existing visual sensor hardware or adding intelligent edge devices to points of entry. This core technology has been adapted into specific capabilities to help hospitals enhance safety in the coronavirus epidemic.

EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS THAT ALLOW TO MITIGATE THE CONTAMINATION RISKS THROUGH THE CARE PATHWAY

1- INTELLIGENT QUADRANT CONTROL

Create and enforce digital barriers, and get alerts to signal breaches to support quarantine efforts.

Care stages protected using this technology:

  1. Prevention: protect staff by monitoring and enforcing distancing and quarantines, and by preventing unauthorized access to secure locations (e.g., ICU).
  2. Admission: quickly identify and segment new patients and track their location in real-time.
  3. Treatment: ensure that only authorized people are in treatment areas and hasten recovery of patients by eliminating cross contamination.

2. AUTOMATED WATCHLIST ALERTING

Rapidly track known carriers and potential exposures to protect staff, patients and community.

Care stages protected using this technology:

  1. Prevention: create viral exposure graph to see the location of known carriers in real-time and enforce quarantine efforts.
  2. Patient monitoring: get real-time notifications when a known carrier or known threat enters facility to ensure staff and other patients are adequately informed and protected.

3- TOUCHLESS ACCESS CONTROL

Use facial recognition to control facility access.

Care stages protected using this technology:

  1. Prevention: reduce the need to touch surfaces to open doors by using facial recognition for secure building or room access.
  2. Admission / patient monitoring: accelerate and safeguard onsite admission by pairing touchless access control with remote authentication and verification.

4- REMOTE AUTHENTICATION AND VERIFICATION

Make it safer to onboard patients digitally through devices, verify incoming patients and provide remote services.

Care stages protected using this technology:

  1. Admission: reduce the need to touch surfaces to open doors by using facial recognition for secure building or room access.
  2. Prevention / Treatment / Recovery: provide safer, more secure telemedicine for conditions that don’t require on-site treatment or to continue care after on-site treatment.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COMPUTER VISION SOLUTION?

These are the three differentiators to seek out to ensure rapid deployment, reliable performance and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

PERFORMANCE DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Liveness detection: system distinguishes between a living person and a photo, in any circumstances even when people wear masks, glasses, hats or part of the face is hidden.
  • Adaptability: performs in low light, poor picture quality and high density
  • Real-time and forensic: provides instant alerting and allows historical search

TCO DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Uses existing hardware: requires no change of camera infrastructure to perform
  • Processing efficiency: allows highest number of streams per GPU
  • Scalability: supports multi-site, high volume usage

ABOUT WIXALIA

Wixalia, connectivity partner for healthcare establishments, offers among its services the integration of a high-performance IoT that meets the efficiency needs of the sector

Wixalia helps its customers by facilitating the access to innovative and easily deployable resources to respond to the major issues raised by the Covid-19 pandemy.

Thanks to our partnership with Anyvision, leader in technological solutions based on video analysis, we can assist you in protecting your staff.