HEALTH GREETER KIOSKS
A pilot project from UNC Reese Innovation Lab
This project is designed to encourage our community to wear masks and practice proper spacing guidelines when moving through buildings. By using human-centered design and emerging technology, the Reese Innovation Lab has developed a pilot project to promote the University's Guidelines for Fall 2020.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Using artificial intellligence (AI), specifically computer vision and machine learning, these kiosks detect if a person is wearing a mask or remaining properly spaced when entering a building. The computer vision team has tested the kiosks with a variety of skin tones, masks colors and patterns, and accessories.
No audio or video is recorded or transmitted. School administration or law enforcement agencies will not access the video from the Kiosks. This system does not use facial recognition technology or any process to identify individuals or groups.
WHAT ABOUT THE DATA?
The system counts the number of masks worn and the distance between people. It is encrypted and stored as aggregate data and then transmitted from each kiosk every 5 minutes via HTTPS protocol. We are following all university data security protocols.
CAN I OPT-OUT OF THIS PROJECT?
Absolutely. This is an opt-in/opt-out experience, so other entrances will be marked to the buildings. These entrances are also accessible for those who need wheelchair access.