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Kitopi continues to enhance health and safety in kitchens, adopts AI tech

Written by Saman Darkan, Chief Product and Technology Officer & Cofounder

As a technology-driven company, we are always on the lookout for the best new tech to support any initiative we undertake. Therefore, alongside enhanced health and safety measures implemented as per the guidance of both international and local authorities, we have also installed some great tools that we believe will help us raise the bar in the food industry.

Fever Screening Thermographic Cameras

More commonly seen in airports, hospitals and areas with high footfall, we thought it would be a great investment for our people. These cameras are designed to detect elevated skin-surface temperatures and can thus be used for rapid and preliminary temperature screening across our kitchens.

This enables us to scan the body temperatures of all individuals entering our kitchens and order collection areas, and correspondingly ensure that no individual with elevated body temperature accesses our premises or handles our food.

AI-Powered Computer Vision

This one is really cool! We’re currently trialing Wobot’s AI-powered computer vision SaaS platform which helps monitor operations by detecting and tracking anomalies in standard operating procedures (SOPs). For example, we are auto notified with a raised ticket if someone in the kitchen was not wearing a mask or removed gloves. This helps us ensure we’re regularly training our staff in the right ways so that they take care of themselves on behalf of others. You can learn more about them here.

With COVID-19 still very much on the rise, this technology helps us stay ahead of the risks and care for our employees, partners, customers and wider communities to the best of our ability. While the development of this pandemic remains dynamic and unpredictable, we know that putting people first in the only way forward.


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