Latvian company SAF Tehnika innovates to fight COVID-19

Latvian company "SAF Tehnika" has developed a new tool for measuring human body temperature, company representative Toms Rekšņa told Latvian Radio on May 18.

The new sensor is specifically designed to ease overload in healthcare facilities where human workforce is lacking. 

"SAF Tehnika as a company was founded more than 20 years ago. Our core business is microwave radio production, which we have been doing since the beginning. For the last three years, we have been producing wireless sensors in our Aranet product line," said Rekšņa.

"These sensors can measure different parameters - temperature, humidity, light, weight - and transfer the data to a centralized collection point. These systems are primarily used in industrial greenhouses and supermarkets."

As the COVID-19 crisis began, the company realized that the system could be adapted to measure human body temperature. The centralized data collection point can gather information from up to a hundred sensors. It is possible to set different alarms that alert about increased body temperature.

At the moment, the system is used in the Stradiņi hospital, where a patient's body temperature must be measured four times a day. Orders are being completed for markets in Turkey and Italy.

The company is planning to add pulse and blood oxygen measurement tools to the system.

Rekšņa points out that the SAF Tehnika solution stands out from other technologies with its low cost and wireless functionality.

 

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