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Early Detection of COVID-19 through Artificial Intelligence

COVID-19 Research Area(s): Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Equipment & Technology Innovations

Early detection and mitigation of potential infections is critical to flattening the curve and minimizing future waves of pandemic outbreaks. Current testing requires close contact to measure body temperature on an individual basis. Being able to scan large numbers of people in hospitals, stores and airports will be an important tool to ensure the health of Canadians. This project applies existing security cameras and computer vision technology to develop a passive screening system to identify people with elevated temperatures who are at risk of having COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of Canadians.