Beabloo Presents a Solution to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Contagion in Physical Spaces
- The retail tech company held an online press conference where they introduced Interaction Care, a new technology solution that helps keep people safe in physical spaces while giving agency to businesses in various sectors. It uses real-time alerts to avoid overcrowding, ensures people keep a safe distance, and optimizes sanitation in public areas.
- The new solution, which is based on technologies developed by Beabloo, focuses on mapping physical spaces to make sure they comply with social distancing measures, all while respecting people’s privacy.
- Interaction Care was presented internally two weeks ago. Working together with Microsoft, the solution gained Intel’s IoT Market Ready Solution certification to combat COVID-19 globally.
The retail tech company Beabloo publicly launched Interaction Care, a technology solution designed to guarantee compliance with safety measures, including social distancing, body temperature, and traffic in enclosed physical spaces. At first, it will be implemented in essential businesses, such as banks, pharmacies, and supermarkets. However, implementation in the retail and public sectors will be possible once countries begin easing up confinement measures. Interaction care is a technology solution that gives businesses and other physical spaces control over the occupancy and distribution of customers to keep people safe. In turn, customers and visitors feel more at ease knowing they are in a space that complies with official guidelines. This product is potentially suitable for installation in factories and offices, which could make it easier for people to return to work with more peace of mind.
Beabloo, renowned for integrating artificial intelligence into their solutions, is a Spanish company with an international presence in over 20 countries. They plan to market this solution on a multinational scale. Since this product was developed to assist Beabloo clients during this health crisis, the license is provided for free to companies that already use Beabloo solutions.
“Our main motivation when designing this new solution was to help our clients protect their customers and employees during this unprecedented situation. We present Interaction Care as an integrated solution that uses tried-and-tested technologies to minimize the risk of contagion in any public space,” explained Jaume Portell, CEO and cofounder of Beabloo.
Even though the company was affected by the global health crisis, they expect to maintain their year-over-year growth of 50%. In 2019, their turnover was 8 million euros, and their growth projection still stands: Beabloo will achieve a year-over-year growth of 50% over the next two years to reach a turnover of over 20 million euros in 2022.
A solution designed to minimize COVID-19 contagion
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global health, social, and economic crisis, and it seems like the best way to contain the spread of this virus is confinement and social distancing.
Despite the gravity of this problem, some social interaction is both necessary and unavoidable: think of grocery shopping, banking, public safety, health care and other basic services.
This is why Beabloo decided to develop Interaction Care, a solution that reduces the risk of contagion in public spaces and facilitates essential actions, like controlling lines outside a physical space and managing foot traffic inside in adherence to social distancing measures. This solution is already being offered to clients and partners but is now being marketed on a global scale.
The heart of Interaction Care, the best defense against contagion
Interaction Care is an integrated system with digital signage, thermal cameras, people counting sensors, and Beabloo’s content management system (to coordinate messages that appear on the screens). This collection of technologies measures different KPIs that detect interactions in real time both inside and outside the physical space. All data is collected based on established privacy standards.
Outside the business, a screen can allow entry based on the occupancy density and the flow of people in and out of the space. It can also measure the body temperature of anyone who enters, and prioritize entry for people in at-risk groups.
Inside the space, Interaction Care identifies high-risk zones and displays messages to remind people of security measures on screens. It also provides interaction data to managers so they can see which zones receive the most traffic to focus sanitation efforts on those areas.
This technology provides many advantages to businesses. In addition to protecting visitors from contagion, this solution also helps employees minimize their exposure to high-risk areas, generates objective data on the impact of management decisions, and measures the risk level of different zones in real time.
Thanks to the incorporation of artificial intelligence, businesses can complement the solution with augmented reality to detect which zones experience the most interactions and, therefore, need more exhaustive disinfection.
This technology will become an important ally as we get back to normal and will reduce the risk of future outbreaks. Not only will this help avoid the human consequences of the virus, but it will reduce the economic impact in both essential and nonessential public spaces.
Technology approved by Microsoft and Intel
Interaction Care is approved by and includes technologies from top-tier international partners like Microsoft and Intel. It is certified as an Intel IoT Market Ready Solution to combat COVID-19 globally.
This makes Interaction Care one of the most important solutions for the global market to come out of the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to collaboration with partners in Spain and around the world, demand for this solution is growing nationally, as well as in the rest of Europe, the United States, Latin America, and China.