• Uncategorized

Contactless service kiosk in Japan upgraded to take temperatures


n n Contactless service kiosk in Japan upgraded to take temperatures - image1n n

n nttttttt

AI Sakura-san, a contactless customer service kiosk, can now check the temperature of a person standing in front of it to detect those who might be ill. | TIFANA.COM CO.n

A contactless customer service kiosk used in shops and stations has been upgraded to take people’s temperatures — a step now being taken at many venues reopening from the emergency declared for the coronavirus pandemic.

Information technology firm Tifana.com Co. launched a new version of the AI Sakura-san kiosk with distant thermography capability on Monday. It can automatically take the temperature of a person standing in front of the screen and issue instructions if the reading exceeds 37 degrees.


AI Sakura-san can be operated completely by voice or gesture, meaning it can respond to a variety of requests without anyone touching the screen.

The system was created in 2016 to replace traditional reception services in companies affected by the national labor shortage. The contactless features were added in April to address growing concerns about coronavirus infection from touching high-contact items like doorknobs, handrails and elevator buttons.

Manga-inspired characters on the screen offer information in English and other languages.

ntRELATED STORIESntntttntttnttttJapanese firms develop contactless technologies to tackle pandemictttnttntttntttnttttFujitsu brings hand-washing AI to COVID-19 fight in Japantttnttnttnn

Tifana hopes the system, which is used by more than 300 transport, hospitality and other companies, will spread to hospitals and schools.


In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

ntSUBSCRIBE NOWnnnntnttPHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)ntntnttnt ntttttttttntttttnttttttntttttttnttttttntttttnttttnttttttn ntnnntnttKEYWORDSntntcovid-19, covid-19 in Japan, AI Sakura-san, Tifana.comnnYour news needs your supportn

Since the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, The Japan Times has been providing free access to crucial news on the impact of the novel coronavirus as well as practical information about how to cope with the pandemic. Please consider subscribing today so we can continue offering you up-to-date, in-depth news about Japan.

nnn n n tn tttt