Sunglasses developed to spot people with coronavirus symptoms

A Chinese startup called Rokid Inc has developed a pair of augmented reality glasses to help screen for coronavirus symptoms.

Rokid, a developer of artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology for manufacturing and gaming applications, began making the accessory known as T1 to help ‘see’ peoples’ temperatures.

The glasses took two weeks to develop and are equipped with an infrared sensor and a camera.

Rokid Vice President Xiang Wenjie says demand has risen for the sunglasses after it sold roughly 1,000 pairs to governments, industrial parks and schools.

The company says it is now is upgrading the T1 to take multiple temperature readings simultaneously for use in places like malls and airports.

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