Dubai Police tests fever-scanning helmets in the war on coronavirus

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Dubai Police tests fever-scanning helmets in the war on coronavirus
Not an actual depiction of Dubai Police's coronavirus helmets

The Dubai Police has tested a fever-scanning helmet that is fitted with a thermal-imaging camera. This camera detects a rise in body temperature to analyse and identify potential cases of coronavirus.

The device seemingly carries the same function as the initial fever-scanners that had been implemented in public places such as airports, shopping malls and supermarkets. A body temperature exceeding 37.5C is regarded as a prominent fever.

“Smart helmets scan the temperature of public transport users and measure the audience temperature with high efficiency, in addition to the presence of artificial intelligence technologies such as face recognition technology and car number reading technology. This step comes in fulfillment of the administration's strategy to secure the transportation security sector in accordance with the best international standards and practices to counter the spread of coronavirus.” said Brigadier General Obaid Al Hathboor, Director of Transportation Security Department, Dubai Police.

Dubai’s Deputy Chief of Police and General Security shared a video on social media commending the Dubai Police Transportation Security Administration for using the smart helmet – the first of its kind in the region.

In other news, the Dubai Police has revealed that they have issued a sum of 2,527 warnings and fines to individuals in the UAE for breaching quarantine and stay-at-home orders. 

All residents, citizens and visitors who wish to leave their homes for essential purposes and emergencies must apply for a permit.

Read more on how you may apply for a permit here.

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