Working alongside AMCO, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) camera technology, rEvolution is part of a collective of agencies helping to deliver COVID-19 thermal screening at sports and events globally.
Using a system similar to security screening, special cameras linked to AI software can detect high temperatures in individual event goers, helping to identify those with potential COVID-19 symptoms. By offering a bespoke screening solution, rights holders are able to include this in scenario planning for when the lockdown ends and introduce measures to safeguard attendees at live events.
Alongside rEvolution and staff engagement agency, MoonShot, the project is being led by creative agency Earnie, and its parent company Threepipe. All agencies are providing their time and resources pro bono with the tech company, AMCO offering the COVID-19 event screening equipment at cost.
Alistair Gammell, Managing Director of Earnie (Threepipe) said, “Together with rEvolution and MoonShot, we are helping a number of sports and events plan for life after lockdown, so wanted to offer practical ways to help them return to normal, as safely as possible. We approached AMCO to help create a sport-specific solution, and working with partners, we believe that event screening can help provide the peace of mind for rights holders and attendees.”
Chris Quigley, Director from AMCO said, “We’ve been developing this technology for the last three months and have successfully used it in major footfall areas, including a project with Shanghai Airport. When Alistair and his partners approached us, we jumped at the chance to help sports and events find a way to get them back to business when the lockdown eases.”