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Flint airport will be first in U.S. to use 'Smart Helmet' which will take passengers' temperature

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 11:36:32-04

Flint Bishop Airport announced Friday it will be the first business and airport in the country to use a Smart Helmet that will detect elevated temperatures in more.

The Smart Helmet is linked to the IoT platform Metamorphosis and came from manufacturer, KeyBiz, based in Rome.

“This device is a game-changer,” Airport Director Nino Sapone said. “It has the ability to perform several functions, including detecting the temperature of multiple people at a distance of up to 21 feet with precision accuracy The helmet is the first mobile platform of its kind, allowing our Police Officers the flexibility to walk the terminal building and randomly screen both incoming and outgoing passengers. We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with KeyBiz to spearhead the incorporation of this advanced technology in the United States.”

“Flint Bishop International Airport Police will stand alone as the first group in the country to utilize this new technology,” said Steve Lorincz, TSA’s Federal Security Director Detroit Field Office. “The airport, along with TSA’s initiatives from our 'Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.' Campaign, utilizing acrylic barriers and Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) units to minimize personal touch points, remain committed to the health and safety of our frontline workers and airline travelers to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.”

The helmet uses artificial intelligence to process thermal images, and it will be used as an additional layer of protection for passengers in the covid-19 PANDEMIC.

It will also have facial recognition technology, license plate recognition, QR code detection and more.