COVID-19 is on the top of the mind for every parent and educator these days as we look ahead at the upcoming school year and what’s to come. Will schools reopen? And if they do, how can we ensure that our kids are entering a school environment that is safe and doesn’t expose them to the risks of this deadly disease?!
That is where RapidScreen, a new device on the market, enters into the equation which is helping schools, daycares and businesses across America reopen safely and preventing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19.
It’s a simple device, filled with a lot of advancements in technology. The product is a non-contact, fully automated all-in-one kiosk that kids and adults can simply stand in front of and have their faces scanned which will reveal if they are or aren’t wearing a mask or if they have a fever. So, before anyone enters the school, they can get scanned quickly. Pretty neat!
We spoke to the creator behind RapidScreen, Pouya Hashemi, who survived COVID-19 himself, to learn more…
- Why is RapidScreen so important in helping to ensure not only our own health/safety during these times but our kids as well?
As the COVID-19 virus is still very much unknown, it is important to practice safety precautions, such as temperature monitoring. Utilizing devices such as our RapidScreen temperature scanning kiosk, schools and businesses can efficiently indicate users’ temperature in less than 3 seconds to safely reopen. To ensure the health and safety of our kids during these times, we consider RapidScreen technology to not only prevent the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 but also reduce the spread of illnesses like the flu or common cold.
- What has the response been from daycares and schools been to your product and technology?
Daycares, schools, and education industry professionals are excited about the opportunity to use coronavirus screening devices such as RapidScreen to reopen. However, at this time schools do not have a reopen date and it is hard to determine what the next steps are for this industry.
- With the school year’s fast-approaching, why should every school system implement RapidScreen or some sort of screening system?
It can be hard for kids to understand what is going on in the world today, as well as scary. Without having to make such drastic changes to the students, implementing the RapidScreen temperature system is easy, safe, and kid-friendly! Manual methods, such as the temperature gun, may be frightening to children, however, stepping up to a kid-sized kiosk seems less intimidating. By using this approach, kids who are indicated with a fever will go home, preventing the spread of viruses such as COVID-19, but also reduce the spread of illnesses like the flu or common cold.
- What new advances with your technology are you currently working on that will help even further to keep kids safe?
It is important for us to make our RapidScreen technology, fast, seamless and as “normal” as can be. We are constantly looking at ways to make this process easier for users such as kids as well as businesses and schools. Our friendly user interface is just one step closer to making this “new normal” a little less intimidating (for kids as well as us adults!). As we begin to learn more about the virus each day, we can evolve with the changes to support our needs and improve the user’s experience.
- Where can people go to get a RapidScreen device?
They can visit our product website to learn more about the thermometer sensor kiosk and how to order: