Tevano Systems Holdings Inc. (CSE: TEVO) (“Tevano”, or the “Company”) announced today it believes that, as a result of new sweeping enforcement powers granted to WorkSafeBC inspectors, inquiries about its Health Shield temperature scanning device have grown.
On April 8, 2020, BC Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that, due to increasing COVID-19 cases across BC, the province was adopting a new public health order permitting WorkSafeBC inspectors to expedite closures of workplaces where three or more employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and transmission has been confirmed at the workplace. The announcement indicated that a closure order may be for 10 days or potentially a longer period, and a list of closed businesses will be made available to the general public. This new public health order took effect April 12, 2020.
“These recent measures recognize that workplaces are one of the most common sources of transmission in the province,” said David Bajwa, Tevano CEO. “Workplaces are environments where safety processes can pay major dividends in terms of protecting employees and ensuring business operations remain open and profitable. We are seeing growing inquiries about our Health Shield device as we believe businesses understand devices such as ours offer a valuable first line of defence that can make the difference between maintaining vital business operations and having to deal with the ugly realities of enforced closures.”
After a recent deployment of Health Shield devices at multiple entrances at the headquarters of a leading light industrial equipment manufacturer, an employee entering the facility was scanned and a fever detected. After secondary testing, it was confirmed that the employee was positive for COVID-19. The employee was subsequently able to quarantine without affecting the rest of the workforce and causing a business closure.
Using thermal imaging, Tevano’s Health Shield device is able to carry out split second temperature sensing of visitors. AI-powered facial detection ensures face mask compliance and provides alert options. These alert options include SMS, localized alarms, detailed on screen messaging and turnstile lockdown. Health Shield can be customized by operators to ensure specific safety protocols are met and backed up by recorded data.
Tevano is the developer of Health Shield™, an AI-driven electronic device that provides instant body temperature scanning and notifies users if they need to wear a face mask. Health Shield™ devices can be placed at all entrances that patrons and/or employees use to gain access to buildings. The Health Shield™ device is supported by a cloud software solution that can be used to manage multiple devices and provide detailed reporting and analysis. Tevano benefits from an equity-based relationship with kiosk and screen-based technology leader, Nevatronix. Management believes the relationship provides Tevano with access to highly robust supply chains and gives the company a unique capacity to react to and service evolving commercial markets for health tracking technologies.