API magazine
May 13, 2020
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Touchless, patent-pending technologies that can measure a passenger’s vital signs including temperature, respiratory rate and heart rate will be available at Avalon Airport kiosks and bag drops to assist in the fight against Covid-19 and other transmissible illnesses.

Avalon Airport CEO, Justin Giddings, said: “The partnership between Elenium and Avalon demonstrates how quickly a response to the Covid-19 virus can be implemented. This solution will allow passengers to go through the self-service experience without touching a device, thereby providing a seamless, intuitive and safe method of moving quickly through the airport.”

Instead of touching screens, passengers at Avalon will control their interaction with the kiosks and bag drops via head movement. Cameras in kiosks and bag drops will link the movement of the passenger’s head with the movement of a cursor on the screen. In addition, passports can be read by holding them open in front of a camera, rather than by inserting them into a passport slot. This technology reduces the risk that a virus is transferred between multiple passengers touching the same devices.