In response to the urgent need for secure social distancing solution in public buildings, Infineon Technologies has developed a solution that counts people while entering and leaving buildings or rooms and ensures social distancing at the same time.
Developed in just three months, the smart entrance counter solution is a miniaturised, discrete radar board (20mm x 15mm) that accurately and anonymously counts people with one single 60GHz radar sensor and integrated software. A traffic light system informs if an entry is allowed or not.
The solution can easily be installed on the side or ceiling of an entrance or exit. It can be implemented in all types of building, such as public buildings, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and corporate spaces like canteens and offices.
“We aimed at quickly creating an effective solution that allows everyone of us to securely move within public spaces, in offices, airports or restaurants according to the regulations of the so-called new normal,” said Andreas Urschitz, Division President of Power & Sensor Systems at Infineon Technologies.
“Our Smart entrance counter solution is a closed system. On the one hand, it prevents overcrowding, on the other hand, it enables businesses to keep their operations running. And most importantly, due to the use of radar technology, personal data are 100 percent protected. The system counts a person, but does not know who it is,” he added.
About 90 million units of such solutions are needed across the world.
Infineon is already working on the next generation that will include more features. The second generation is expected to be available in September 2020.