Product News: FogHorn’s Lightning Health & Safety Solutions

June 16, 2020
Businesses can enforce workplace health and safety standards by using edge computing and AI.

FogHorn announced the availability of their Lightning Health & Safety Solutions to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses, as businesses and institutions across the globe get back to work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lightning Solutions are out-of-the-box packages of FogHorn’s Lightning Edge AI platform, preconfigured with use-case specific machine-learning models and visualization dashboards. Out-of-the-box solutions allow organizations to rapidly deploy edge intelligence and AI and immediately derive insights to common problems, according to FogHorn.

A view of the solutions at work

“In the current environment, health and safety auditing has become pivotal for every organization to ensure the well-being of its workforce. This unprecedented scale of ubiquitous monitoring will become the new normal and shall only be achieved via an automated and fool-proof solution,” said Neil Shah, vice president of research at Counterpoint Research. “FogHorn’s Lightning Health & Safety solution uses real-time edge analytics to solve this exact conundrum for institutions. The solution’s AI capabilities transform live streams from video cameras or other sensor-filled endpoints into highly automated real-time alerts and actionable insights. The solution seamlessly automates the entire process for health, safety, and hazard detection, ensuring the workforces’ well-being.”  

The FogHorn Lightning Health & Safety Solution suite includes a range of out-of-the-box solutions that can be used individually or together to create a comprehensive system. An enterprise edition of the solutions is also available that can include further customizations, data science and integrations with customer’s existing IT systems, video management software, and access control systems.

Solutions include:

  • Health monitoring: elevated temperature detection, cough detection, hand washing monitoring, social distancing monitoring, and mask / facial covering detection

  • Safety monitoring: personal protective equipment, including hard hats, footwear, eyewear, vests, and boots

  • Hazard detection: custom solution engagements are also available including crane and falling debris warnings, leak detection and spill hazards

“The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way organizations view health and safety,” said David C. King, CEO, FogHorn. “By proactively monitoring worker temperatures, coughs and social distancing, organizations can mitigate the impact of future outbreaks of any sickness in the workplace. As well, organizations can protect the monitored employee data with FogHorn’s streaming analytics at the edge, as all images, videos and other data are processed in real-time, by not transmitting the data off-site or to the cloud.”