As much as technology is capable of replacing humans for certain tasks, there are roles that only humans can play, especially when it comes to identification. Our brain can quickly identify people, but our memory is limited in the number of people and the amount of data we can retain. Applications like school security and parking garage access require assistance for the security guard or service personnel who are expected to identify thousands of parents that may want to pick up their child from school, or drivers trying to enter a garage. Furthermore, the security guard needs to know which additional children each adult may pick from school, or which passengers are allowed to enter the garage of an apartment complex with the driver.
Another important application is for hospital physicians, who possess a tremendous amount of medical knowledge, but may lack patient-specific information. IMID Mobile can provide valuable patient prescription, allergy and medical history to an attending physician, helping him/her provide appropriate care.
The bottom line is that as capable as humans are, additional immediate information can help them do their jobs better.
- Runs on standard COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) Android mobile phone
- Can present variety of information relevant to specific use case (e.g., photos of passengers allowed to join identified driver when he enters garage, in the residential use case, and information on prescription and allergy history of recognized patient when used by doctor at hospital)
- Can be connected to other IMID Access devices and be part of large-scale IMID Access deployment (doors monitored by IMID Access and garage by IMID Mobile)