MONTREAL – Montreal-based Thingsfactory took advantage of the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the innovations it will be marketing in the coming months. In 2020, the start-up company, which specializes in the development of products using the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, made a name for itself with the TF-350 and TF-400, telethermographs (intelligent fever detectors) that enable non-contact facial temperature measurement.
Continuing in this vein, Thingsfactory began the year by expanding its family of intelligent fever detectors with the TF-400C, a new industrial model in a fully integrated camera format. Specially designed for use in factories and public spaces, the TF-400C works with either Power over Ethernet or traditional 12VDC power supplies. It can be connected to the corporate network or using the LTE modem and meets the highest security standards to ensure full data confidentiality.
Simple to use and accurate, the TF-400C captures the temperature at the hottest point on the face, with an accuracy of a tenth of a degree, and sends immediate real-time alerts. With unparalleled speed, it takes more than 9 images per second with no face limitations and measures the temperature despite masks, glasses, hats and scarves. In addition, it has the ability to simultaneously capture the temperature of all moving people in an area of 4 m x 4 m.
Within the next few weeks Thingsfactory will also begin pilot projects with several agricultural organizations to develop an animal-friendly telethermograph. Specifically, Thingsfactory wants to expand the TF-400’s measurement detection register to include five new behavioral variables (moving, eating, walking, rubbing, climbing) which, when combined and analyzed by the artificial intelligence algorithms it has developed, will make it possible to directly detect subjects possibly suffering from an infection, whether zoonotic or intra/inter species, which will make it possible to act more quickly to care for the animal and limit the impact on animal or dairy production enterprises.
Thingsfactory has also expanded its research into a new niche market – intelligent building risk management. To enable building managers to reduce management and maintenance costs, while increasing the security and surveillance of their buildings, Thingsfactory has developed the TF-1000, an intelligent “building automation” technology focused on insurance risks that will revolutionize the management of modern buildings.
This innovation is the ultimate in prevention, detection and asset protection. This centralized building controller using artificial intelligence has the ability to detect anomalies in real time, analyze them and ultimately, take actions to minimize financial, human or operational losses.
In response to the VIDOC-19 crisis, Thingsfactory designed the TF-150, a 27-inch contactless intelligent display for sites where health measures require a health questionnaire to be completed. The screen is customizable and can be used in both the workplace and public areas.
This screen, developed in agile mode by Thingsfactory’s design team, allows fingers to be used in virtual mode to interact with the screen. This new visual gesture detection technology replaces touchscreens, keyboard and mice for greater protection against infection. The TF-150 is currently being demonstrated in Thingsfactory’s Montreal offices.
“Thingsfactory has seen major advances in research and development over the past year. We are proud to unveil today the results of this work, which has made it possible to create products that not only showcase Quebec’s genius in IoT and AI, but that will also have a real impact in reducing material, financial and human losses. »
-Pierre Gauvin, CEO and Founder, Thingsfactory
Founded in 2017, Thingsfactory is a Montreal-based company that specializes in the development of products using the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Thingsfactory is constantly innovating to develop and market products that help prevent material, financial and human losses.