The system could be used by managers to make sure workers are six feet apart.
AI startup Landing AI has developed a video tool that it says can tell if people in public are following social distancing rules. Social distancing has proven to be a promising method to keep the coronavirus from spreading as we wait for scientists to come up with a vaccine.
"Landing AI has developed an AI-enabled social distancing detection tool that can detect if people are keeping a safe distance from each other by analyzing real time video streams from the camera," reads a company blog post about the software.
Keep Your Distance
The company is hoping the system could allow certain workplaces to monitor their employees and make sure they are within a respectable distance of each other. Managers could easily keep check on workers.
First, the camera system calibrates the input and adjusts what it sees for perspective. A neural network then detects individual pedestrians and draws a box around them. If two bounding boxes come too close within each other, they are highlighted in red.
"As medical experts point out, until a vaccine becomes available, social distancing is our best tool to help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic and as we open up the economy," reads the blog.
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