ISS adds hand sanitiser analytics to portfolio

ISS, Intelligent Security Systems, has added Secur OS Hand Sanitizer to the company’s robust offering of COVID-19 return to work solutions. The new analytics, built on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and imaging technology from Intel, is designed to detect if an individual has not properly cleansed their hands in a designated area where hand washing and/or hand sanitisation is mandated. Initially developed for use in the food service industry, the demand for hand sanitiser analytics is trending rapidly to meet emerging compliance requirements in a post COVID-19 world.

“One of the most basic ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 involves hand washing and sanitisation. Like many drugs that were developed for other ailments that are now being used to combat COVID-19, our Secur OS Hand Sanitizer analytics was initially in development for another purpose, but seems most appropriate now as an intelligent and autonomous solution to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus,” said Aluisio Figueiredo, CEO of Intelligent Security Systems.

Market demand for Secur OS Hand Sanitizer has already been generated from numerous hospitals, medical offices, industrial facilities, commercial and residential buildings, and public and government facilities across the country to help establish safe “return to work” procedures. The ISS Secur OS Hand Sanitizer solution integrates Intel Realsense cameras with ISS’ Secur OS analytics platform to identify and analyse postures and movements of the skeletal body form. The combination of image depth metadata from Realsense and the ISS NN analytics, tracks the movement of hands in the act of washing/sanitising. The metadata is further processed by the Secur OS platform which defines actions as combinations of elementary movements.

For example, the elementary movement “person bends her arm more than 90 degrees” may be part of the complex action “person answers a phone call” — which itself includes several alternative descriptions each consisting of multiple movements. In the same manner, the Secur OS platform can define sets of actions indicating that a person is washing their hands at a basin/sink or standing in front of a free-standing sanitising liquid dispenser and rubbing their hands together in an appropriate manner and for the requisite amount of time. The ISS Secur OS platform vocabulary is built using natural language and is similar in this aspect to IBM’s Watson.

The Secur OS Hand Sanitizer solution, combined with other risk mitigation precautions and mandates, can lessen the impact of the current pandemic and help avoid the potential of a second wave of COVID-19 infection and help safely reopen schools, businesses and facilities.