Shenzhen-based Kuang-Chi Technology has introduced AI-powered (artificial intelligence) smart helmets to help Chinese police and epidemic units to screen for potential coronavirus carriers, South China Morning Post reported on Friday.
The futuristic-looking smart helmets are called "N901," which are made from ultra-light metamaterial and equipped with cameras, AR glasses, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 5G connectivity.
The N901 helmets allow wearers to measure human body temperature, and together with facial recognition technologies, to identify citizens with fever.
The helmets enable wearers to measure temperature from up to five meters away. It can quickly measure body temperature even in crowds, according to the company.
N901 helmets are light, too, thanks to its specially engineered metamaterial which was developed in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
The helmets are already being used in Shanghai and some other Chinese cities in government operations designed to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Other Chinese tech companies have also been developing solutions for smart temperature screening, albeit with less Robocop-like designs. National AI champions Megvii and Baidu both rolled out fever detection systems that are already in use in Beijing's subway system.