Vuzix Smart Glasses technology to be used for COVID-19 hospital facial recognition testing program
To make returning to work, restaurants and entertainment safer, Vuzix Corporation announced that its product Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses will be included in a testing initiative by TensorMark, a cloud-based computer vision technology company. The group is working with University Hospitals, a health system comprised of 18 hospitals, over 50 outpatient health centers and more than 200 physician offices.
The testing solution will combine Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with TensorMark’s patent-pending technology to validate a person’s real-time test results for COVID-19. Only permission-based consumer information will be included to ensure privacy laws, including HIPAA, are addressed.
Smart glasses are designed to work for employers, retail venues, sports arenas and concert venues.
“Our goal is to help ensure a safer and healthier environment outside of an individual’s home as well as increase confidence in their safety at participating employers and venues,” said Ali Manav, COO and co-founder of TensorMark.
“Business continues to expand as our technology is being adopted in more areas as part of the new normal caused by COVID-19. We are pleased to work together with TensorMark to support the community in delivering smart glasses technology in a non-invasive way,” said Paul Travers, CEO and president, Vuzix.
A leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality products for the consumer and enterprise markets, Vuzix holds 157 patents and numerous intellectual property licenses in the video eyewear field. Products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer a portable high-quality viewing experience and provide solutions for mobility. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2020 and several wireless technology innovation awards.