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Watch: Police in the UAE use smart helmets to screen for Covid-19 symptoms

Watch: Police in the UAE use smart helmets to screen for Covid-19 symptoms

The helmets can monitor a person’s body temperature and are capable of night vision too

Dubai Police smart helmets

Police teams around the country will begin using AI-equipped smart helmets configured to screen people for potential Covid-19 symptoms.

The helmets are equipped with thermal cameras and sensors to recognise faces, read vehicle licence plate numbers and store that information.

They can monitor the temperature of people being viewed through the visor and indicate the subject’s body temperature, thereby warning the police team if someone is showing signs of a fever.

The helmets are capable of night vision too and will allow police patrols to diagnose people from a safe distance of up to five metres, while obtaining vital readings of people within a crowded space as well, reported official news agency WAM.

 

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أشاد معالي الفريق ضاحي خلفان تميم، نائب رئيس الشرطة والأمن العام بدبي، بادارة امن المواصلات بشرطة دبي، على استخدامها الخوذة الذكية ضمن التقنيات الحديثة في تامين قطاع النقل والمواصلات والتي تعتبر الأولى من نوعها على مستوى المنطقة. وصرح العميد عبيد الحثبور، مدير إدارة أمن المواصلات بشرطة دبي، ان الخوذ الذكية تقوم بمسح درجة حرارة مستخدمي المواصلات العامة وقياس درجة حرارة الجمهور بكفاءة عالية، بالإضافة إلي وجود تقنيات الذكاء الاصطناعي مثل تقنية التعرف على الوجوه وتقنية قراءة ارقام السيارات. وتأتي هذه الخطوة تحقيقًا لاستراتيجية الادارة لتامين قطاع امن النقل والمواصلات وفق افضل المعايير والممارسات العالمية لمواجهة انتشار فايروس كورونا.

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The smart helmet can assess vital data and then relay that to the ministry’s central operations room to generate a real-time report, which would then allow the on-site police team to make swift interventions, if necessary.

The helmets have been configured as such that they can also accurately read the temperature of people in different climatic conditions too, including outdoors, utilising thermal radiation generating sound alerts and warnings according to a person’s condition.

The helmet was revealed in a presentation by Major General Sheikh Mohammed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s Council for Innovation, which outlined the most important global technical innovations used in prevention and protection against viruses and epidemics.

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