How Does the Kogniz Health Platform Work?

Does each Health Cam need a dedicated person to operate it?

No. Unlike fever “guns” that require a dedicated person to operate each sensor, Kogniz uses advanced AI and computer vision so that the solution works autonomously and in large groups of people.
 
When a person is detected with an elevated temperature, a real-time alert, including a photo of the person’s face so they can easily be recognized and pulled aside, is sent to designated health or security personnel.
 
The Kogniz web portal and mobile apps display the live video, temperature information, and alerts in real time. All Kogniz Health Cams can be viewed and managed from anywhere via the Kogniz web portal and mobile apps.

Can I add my existing surveillance cameras to the Kogniz AI Health Response Platform?

Yes. The Kogniz Health Cam is required wherever temperature screening is desired, but existing surveillance cameras can be added to the Kogniz Health Response Platform for exposure detection, social distancing, and protective equipment enforcement throughout facilities.
Each Kogniz Cortex powers up to ten surveillance cameras, and multiple Kogniz Cortex devices mesh together automatically.

Setting up Your Kogniz Health and Safety System

How do I install the Kogniz Health Cam once I receive it?

The Kogniz Health Cam is preconfigured to work directly out of the box. Once you have powered on the tablet and connected it to ethernet or WiFi, sign in to https://apps.kogniz.com on any web browser to begin using the system. You can view and manage an unlimited number of Kogniz Health Cams from your Kogniz web portal and mobile apps.

How quickly can this be deployed at my facility?

Kogniz Health Cam can be set up in minutes. Kogniz support is available to help at any time.

Can I install multiple Kogniz Health Cams?

Yes, an unlimited number of Kogniz Health Cams can be set up across multiple locations. All can be centrally viewed and managed via the Kogniz web portal and mobile apps.  

How far away from the Kogniz Health Cam can you detect a person’s temperature?

Temperature can be accurately measured up to 16 feet away from the camera

How many people can be checked at the same time?

 With a normal flow of foot traffic (50 people moving at 4 miles per hour), a single Kogniz Health Cam can support tens of thousands of readings per hour.

How wide of an area can the Kogniz Health Cam see?

The thermal imager uses a 6.6mm long-wave infrared lens with a 55 degree horizontal field of view. At 16 feet distance from the camera, the visible horizontal field is 17 feet wide.

How accurate is Kogniz Health Cam?

The temperature accuracy of the Kogniz Health Cam is +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius. Kogniz further increases the accuracy of elevated temperature alerts by creating a real-time histogram of temperature readings across all people who walk by the camera, and uses this “relative” temperature difference to find higher than normal temperatures.

Does Kogniz Health Cam support WiFi?

Yes, you can use either wired ethernet or connect your Kogniz Health Cam to your wireless or even cellular network.

Does Kogniz Health Cam support Power over Ethernet (POE)?

Yes, a POE adapter can be used for installations that require POE.

The Science of Temperature Detection

How does temperature detection work?

Kogniz Health Cam uses a state-of-the-art microbolometer for detecting temperature. A microbolometer is an array of tiny heat-detecting sensors that are sensitive to infrared radiation. 
As infrared energy strikes an individual bolometer element, the element increases in temperature, and its electrical resistance changes. This resistance change is measured and then converted into temperature values.

What is a person’s “normal” temperature?

The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that normal body temperatures vary widely, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) likely indicates a fever caused by an infection or illness.

Are all temperature sensors the same?

No. There are huge differences in both the quality of the microbolometer sensor and its accuracy in detecting skin temperature. Most microbolometers are designed for oil and gas exploration. Only sensors that have been designed and calibrated for human skin temperature detection should ever be used.