Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Due to the threat everyone feels these days, personal and professional lives changes and we start to hear about new concepts in our lives were considered as luxury to have, and no they are no longer just options.
1- Health and Safety measures
2- Online Shopping
3- Distant learning and Consulting
4- Work @ Home
5- Cashless banking
in this blog I'm not going to talk about the details of them, but I want just to give some highlights about each, and how we in Ingram Micro consider the technology solutions required for them.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Yesterday - and here I mean in Dec 2019 - we were thinking about health and safety in a simple way, just to keep clean, eat healthy food, be away from dangerous areas in your work environment, do all the precautions required to deal with a giant machine, etc., but today we think differently, we think how to take precautions if you are going to deal with any other human, to be away from anywhere you are not in need to be in, try to keep healthy life while you are not able to move outside your home!.
All this are fine, we can live with, but to be honest we cannot live while all factories are closed, we cannot live if all services jobs are cut, so all the business owners have to think about tools and procedures to be able to maintain his business up and running.
AI today can help you to use your existing cameras you are using today for security purposes to detect some specific symptoms and also alert you as business owner about any violation for the protocol or process you apply for your workers health and safety.
For example, we can detect people coughing or sneezing, you can also detect if the person looks like tired and with adding thermal cameras the body temperature can be added for detection, and these cameras can alert with the AI deep learning algorithms used, if the worker is not wearing mask or gloves, it can also give alert about the social distancing.
I also feel like you, that these procedures might be very strict but this is the only way to get back to business and keep it up and running.
and at your home you need to make sure you follow all the instructions of your country health authority,
Ingram Micro IoT & AI Team in META