CSIR-CMERI Unveils COVID Protection System for Workplace

With a new tech to tackle the COVID menace, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, launched the COVID Protection System (COPS) for Workplace as an effective tool for preventing the spread of Coronavirus in the current scenario.

Prof (Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, while launching the COPS for Workplace conglomeration of technology, said, “Apart from the healthcare workers, the frontline security guards of any organisation are also very vulnerable to COVID through infected individuals and contaminated objects. CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, in the near future will be developing a Digital Entry Management Systems whereby workflow would be automated and would be based upon Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The COPS for Workplace includes contactless Solar Based Intelligent Mask Automated Dispensing Unit cum Thermal Scanner (IntelliMAST), Touchless Faucet (TouF) and 360° Car Flusher are now available for technology transfers and product orders.”

Dr.Hirani further stated that, “CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, aims to support and align the Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs while developing its technologies to give boost to their aspirations and give them a platform to showcase their Innovative potential. CSIR-CMERI is also focused upon developing products Made in India, which will consequently boost the Atma-Nirbhar Bharat flagship initiative of the Government of India”.

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The COPS for Workplace is an assembly of various technologies like Solar Based Intelligent Mask Automated Dispensing Unit cum Thermal Scanner (IntelliMAST) which is an intelligent surveillance kiosk that identifies the body temperature and whether an individual is wearing a face mask or not through customised software solutions. Further, the unit passes the information about an employee not wearing a mask to the administration for cashless delivery of the mask and later deduction of the price from the salary. The in-built thermal scanner detects probable rise in body temperature through forehead scanning and sends audio-visual alerts to the security guards. The unit also facilitates Identity Card-based Mask Dispensing & Attendance System. Facial Recognition based & ID Card based Attendance System will be incorporated into the system in the near future and therefore may act as a comprehensive solution for office & industrial complexes as well as schools & colleges. The backed up by solar power for uninterrupted power supply during blackouts.

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The next tech is Touchless Faucet (TouF) is launched for households and offices. The system dispenses liquid soap and water from the same faucet with a time-gap of 30 seconds, which is as per the latest government guidelines. The faucet is user-friendly when it comes to installation and usage. It can be easily mounted on top of any wash-basin and will be available in plug and play mode for very easy installation.

The final one is the 360° Car Flusher which is a sodium hypochlorite water screen which uses specialised nozzle design to ensure that the sanitizer diffused water is evenly spread over and under the car /wheels with adequate water force and coverage. It is built upon a water channel frame with an appropriate number of specialised nozzles which can be customised and modified as per the specific requirements of any particular organisation. The flusher has been desoigned in a way to ensure water efficiency and minimum water wastage.

(With inputs from PIB)


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