Malong Technologies Adopts NVIDIA Clara Guardian to Bring AI to the Edge of Healthcare with ThermalNet

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The delivery of healthcare is increasingly challenging with having to do more with less resources. Smart sensors such as AI enabled cameras and microphones can act as eyes and ears that can ensure public safety, improve patient care, and enhance operational efficiency at healthcare facilities.

It is now possible to equip organizations with smart sensors to help people stay safe during epidemics. This includes the capability to screen for elevated temperatures automatically, accurately, and nearly instantly, while at the same time, detect safety compliance in terms of wearing protective gear (PPE), abiding by safe social distancing, and maintaining certain occupancy levels (e.g. counting inflows/outflows), all in one system.

ThermalNet and NVIDIA Clara Guardian

Delivering AI at the edge minimizes data privacy concerns and enables real-time AI to improve public safety. Malong Technologies and NVIDIA are bringing AI to the edge of healthcare with NVIDIA Clara Guardian.

NVIDIA Clara is a healthcare-specific set of SDKs and application frameworks that run on the NVIDIA EGX platform for AI computing on edge servers and embedded devices. NVIDIA Clara Guardian is an application framework that simplifies the development and deployment of smart sensors with multi-modal AI anywhere in a hospital.

Building on NVIDIA Clara, ThermalNet delivers real-time fever detection, combined with PPE detection, social distancing, and people counting capabilities that enhance public safety. With this solution, Malong and NVIDIA Clara Guardian are helping to usher in a new generation of smart hospitals.

“We developed ThermalNet to address one of the most pressing challenges being faced in healthcare today. NVIDIA Clara Guardian enables our solution to attain state-of-the-art performance, aiding us in our goal of helping people and organizations stay safer.”

- Matt Scott, CEO & Co-Founder, Malong

The ThermalNet solution puts privacy first. With an edge-based architecture, the camera footage is processed immediately and securely. For alerts that may be generated by the device, any face that is visible is instantly blurred.

“Malong’s ThermalNet brings together a comprehensive set of AI capabilities to seamlessly deliver high impact for healthcare. By leveraging the fully optimized technology stack of NVIDIA Clara Guardian, ThermalNet can process many visitors simultaneously, boosting efficiency for managing people entering facilities, while ensuring safety and compliance.”

- Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead, NVIDIA

ThermalNet can process up to 150 visitors per minute, per camera. It has an easy-to-use dashboard which is accessible out of the box. The entire unit ships standalone or can be system integrated. The GPU-accelerated system is fully optimized using NVIDIA’s TensorRT and DeepStream libraries.

ThermalNet is deployed today in the United States and shipping worldwide. Visit the ThermalNet website for more information.

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