A touchless biometric solution for worksite health screening, security and workforce management.

Project Overview

The Problem

As workplaces reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that tools are available to check workers and visitors entering the worksite.

How We Are Solving It

The HEALTHYACCESS project aims to create a hygienic, touchless screening process. The initiative brings together industry-leading face-recognition technologies, infrared thermal imaging sensors, detection technology for vital signs like heart rate and respiration levels, and artificial intelligence to process the data. This combination pairs identity verification with health signs collected without any contact.

The project is led by Invixium in partnership with Invent Canada, MARA Technologies and Manawa.

Scanning units will be located in critical entry and exit points for workplaces, airport and seaport boarding gates, border crossings, stadiums and theme parks. Using face recognition, it will determine who can or cannot enter a location. As well, HEALTHYACCESS will be able to flag people with potential diseases and trigger a response line preventing the entrance from opening or directing them to a health station for further screening of vitals such as oxygen levels, heartbeat and blood sugar levels, all potential indicators of a contagious disease.

The platform will be enhanced by the development of algorithms allowing contract tracing based on biometric authentication at various access points and check-in locations. This could be triggered if an employee tests positive. Beyond detection, the system will also reduce health risks for individuals entering facilities by replacing cards, PINs and fingerprints with touchless face recognition.

Deployment of HEALTHYACCESS will not only assist during and after the global pandemic, it will be ready for use in other major crises.

The Result

The Digital Supercluster was able to help Invixium pivot quickly and take advantage of the business opportunity presented by the global pandemic. It provided a fast track to the funding and strategic technology partnerships the SME needed to successfully shift its business strategy from fingerprint biometrics to facial biometrics and automated  health  diagnostics in less than three months. 90-percent of Invixium’s revenues are now coming from the HEALTHYACCESS solution that is integrated into the building management systems of global companies such as Honeywell, Carrier Global and Gallagher.
HEALTHYACCESS has paved the path to creating a new category in the access industry, known as healthy access. There is no other product like this currently in the market. Nine new Canadian IP assets have been created through the project.
Next steps include making HEALTHYACCESS a mobile solution and migrating the software management platform to the Cloud. Invixium is currently exploring how HEALTHYACCESS can be further adapted to read various QR codes and make the management and tracking of large volumes of ticketed individuals found at airports, sports and entertainment venues safer and more efficient.

Project Lead

  • invixium e1633460449645

Project Partners

  • inventcanada
  • maratech e1633499259532
  • manawa

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