We’re going futuristic guys!
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) has revealed that it is currently testing their new smart helmets to help the company curb the spread of Covid-19 within train passengers.
The helmets are equipped with a built-in thermal scanner that is used for measuring body temperature, according to the post on its Facebook page.
The helmets are currently being supplied to KTMB’s auxiliary police officers who would patrol inside the train coaches as well as train stations.
The company stated that the smart helmets would complement existing Covid-19 preventive techniques that it has already implemented, including the temperature scanners, the hand sanitiser, and the train coaches themselves’ periodic sanitisation.
Does this cool new helmet have a name? Nope, not yet. KTMB didn’t reveal the name of the smart helmet or its specifications but we’re looking forward to learn more about it.
However, the helmet may be KC N901, judging from its shape and design, which has been used by authorities around the world, including Italy, Holland, and, of course, China.
Its official website, the helmet, made by KC Wearable, has indicated that the helmet can measure temperatures of up to 200 people per minute. The Android-based helmet, equipped with an octa-core processor based on the Cortex A53 arm, can also be used for facial recognition as well as for reading the vehicle registration number plate and QR code.
The media has reached out to KTMB and KC Wearable to learn more about the smart helmets so we’ll keep you posted on more updates about the helmets.
But it is pretty cool and interesting to see that the 135 years old company is willing to try out an advanced smart apparatus in their effort to help fight against Covid-19. Honestly, at this point, we’ll take anything to stop or at least slow down the spread of Covid-19 until a vaccine has been introduced.
Until then, wear your masks, sanitise your hands, practice social distancing and don’t go out unless you really have to.