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How artificial intelligence makes travel safer during Covid-19 and city commuting easier


While most international travel has come to a halt amid the global spread of the coronavirus disease, Covid-19, an Australian technology company has come up with a smart passenger kiosk that may provide clues about what the future holds for air travel.


The portable, cloud-based kiosk, unveiled by Elenium Automation in April, is both a health-screening device and a self-service check-in machine. The new hands-free technology used to assess a passenger’s vital signs – which can also be retrofitted into any existing check-in kiosk – is available at a time when countries are looking for solutions to isolate travellers with flu-like symptoms and safely reopen their economies.


While a passenger stands in front of the device to check in for a flight, it simultaneously detects the person’s temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate for possible symptoms of an illness. Travellers can also control the kiosk’s hands-free screen with their voice or head movements – avoiding the need for any physical contact.

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