In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to have the necessary resources for detection, monitoring and evaluation to help limit the pandemic’s spread.
As early as March 2020, EASIER developed the Vital Check, a system that measures body temperature, heartbeat and respiration by scanning the faces of travelers using a state-of-the-art thermal sensor. It also provides information on the state of health through a questionnaire thus authorizing access, or not, of people to a controlled area.
The EASIER solution can be used during border controls, at airports, train stations, fairs, major events and more generally in all places open to the public. The system is also suitable for the protection of healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Access to factories, offices, shopping malls, hotels, schools and government sites can also be secured with Vital Check.
In October, passengers from Toulouse SNCF train station (French National Railway Company) to Paris were able to have their temperature checked before getting into the train.
This is a new trial, done on a voluntary basis, following the first one completed in Paris this summer in three main stations: Montparnasse, Lyon and East train stations.
Equipped with thermal cameras, they take the temperature of volunteer customers before they board the train, without any physical contact and which lasts no more than four seconds.
To protect everyone’s privacy, the measured temperature is not displayed on the terminal screen, nor on the agent terminal. They will only receive a notification if the selected threshold is exceeded and this data will not then be stored.