Hyderabad startup develops contactless thermal kiosks

In order to make these screeners more efficient and safe, Hyderabad-based healthtech startup Arvi has launched a contactless thermal kiosk that can be combined with the attendance management system

By Author  |  Published: 2nd Jul 2020  6:43 pm
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The contactless thermal kiosk launched by Arvi.

Hyderabad: Thermal screeners have become the need of the hour with organisations, both big and small investing in them. While handheld screeners are widely being used, they still pose a health risk to the person checking the temperatures.

In order to make these screeners more efficient and safe, Hyderabad-based healthtech startup Arvi has launched a contactless thermal kiosk that can be combined with the attendance management system. Along with checking for temperatures, these kiosks available in four models have features ranging from face mask recognition, auto hand sanitisation, blood oxygen reading, pulse rate and respiration rate reading among other things.

The startup was founded by Sushant Reddy, Mandar Zope and Avinash Lavangal in August 2019 with an aim to help senior citizens track their health by using their Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It used to help senior citizens get access to medical care at the tap of a button and also analyse their health stats on a regular basis. “However, when Covid-19 happened, we thought of pivoting our product a little to suit the current requirements. That is how the idea of contactless thermal kiosks came into being,” said Reddy, co-founder and CEO of Arvi Healthcare and a graduate of IIT Bombay.

Mostly used in corporates, large enterprises, a few hospitals, restaurants and manufacturing plants, these kiosks provide a complex screening mechanism which is then connected to the attendance management system. Only if the person has a certain level of temperature and blood oxygen levels, then only they are allowed inside the premises.

The company has its own fabrication plant in Hyderabad and manufactures its electronics components at a unit in Navi Mumbai. “We used every jugaad for making the product a success and were able to build it in a span of one month. Along with the software, even the hardware was made from scratch and we made sure that we had very low dependence on imports,” said Reddy.


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