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Street Furniture which Detects Mask Use —TOMI launches mask detection function

and reactivates pedestrians’ detection

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TOMI launches mask detection function and reactivates pedestrians’ detection and counting feature 

TOMI just launched a new feature that allows the detection and counting of pedestrians with, or without, an individual protection mask. Through an artificial intelligence algorithm, and using the computer vision module, it is possible to detect citizens, and classify each one of the recognitions as using, or not using a mask. The entire system is based on anonymous data, respecting all the privacy regulations.

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Whenever people are detected on the street without a mask, TOMI issues alerts warning them to use the facial mask “Wear your mask, protect yourself and the others! Follow the rules and do wear a mask on the street!”.

In addition to the new feature and awareness of the use of masks, and given the new decreed lockdown, TOMI has made available again the pedestrians’ detection and counting features, allowing the display of advising messages according to the number of people detected. TOMI displays messages asking to stay at home when one person is detected, and it advises to practice social distancing when two or more people are detected near a TOMI.

José Agostinho, TOMI WORLD CEO, believes that this feature will help to alert the population for the importance of using the mask. “The use of the mask is one of the key ways to help all the surrounding people to stay protected from Covid-19 and to contribute to return to normal in all over the world as soon as possible. This feature allows the citizen to be aware of the importance of wearing a mask.”

This new feature is fundamental in the context in which we live, where mask usage is a way of protecting ourselves and protecting others. This is a very practical way to remind everyone that the mask is an essential ally to prevent Covid-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, TOMI has implemented numerous features to prevent, alert, and raise awareness about Covid-19. In collaboration with national health entities, TOMI communicates preventive measures and recommendations.

As part of all technologies that TOMI has implemented, there is one highly relevant feature, which is TOMI Remote Control, that allows TOMI users to interact with the device via their smartphone. The users only need to read the QR Code with their smartphone, and they can explore all the modules (news, events, points of interest, transports, …) or even take a photo/Gif.

TOMI works as a powerful tool to emphasize the communication on the prevention measures of Covid-19, when providing vital information and last-minute alerts, from credible sources such as national health authorities.

About TOMI:
TOMI is an interactive information and urban communication solution that provides information in the right place at the right time. TOMI’s goal is to bring cities closer to people who live, work, or simply visit them. It is a user-friendly innovation that promotes activities and points of interest such as tourism, culture, local commerce, public services, among others.


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  1. Eric Ennis says

    “Big Brother is watching you” Quote from the book 1984 by George Orwell.
    “Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or outdoors. in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull” Quote from 1984 by George Orwell.
    ” Lingchi, translated variously as the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing and known as the death by a thousand cuts, was the form of torture and execution used in China from roughly 900 until it was banned in 1905″ Wikipedia : AKA no one cut will kill you, but by making a thousand small cuts the body is drained of blood until it succumbs to death.
    I recognize that this is just reporting on a method of advertising, and that it is trying to demonstrate how it can be used for the purpose of tracking and encouraging a desired behavior by the powers that be. I also recognize that the ignorance of the masses as these tools for advertising are placed in the public purview so that people become accustom to their presence and become unconcerned about them, at which point the controlling party will turn on the tools alternative purpose and track and inform under the guise of the “public safety” and take one more sliver of freedom away, continuing to drain away freedom after freedom until the reality of living in a country looking much like the state in “1984” becomes a reality. I hope people wake up to the danger this seemingly innocent tool slated to be used only to sell advertising, has the potential to be used to control and influence peoples minds, and track the citizens for ulterior motives of the controlling state.

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  3. No Fear No Favor says

    TOMI detection function very well could be the stealth villain you describe Eric Ennis; “the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing and known as the death by a thousand cuts.” Thank you for your comments!

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