As the coronavirus continues to ravage the world, one of the things that we can do is to practice good personal hygiene and social distancing. Business are also encouraged (or required) to take temperatures of visitors to see if anyone is having a fever, which is one of the signs of a person being infected by the virus.
However, it appears that over in Malaysia, officers working for KTMB (one of the country’s train systems) have been given special temperature scanning helmets that look straight out of the future. These helmets help these officers scan the temperatures of train passengers to help keep an eye out for anyone that might potentially be sick.
Right now over in Malaysia, many businesses and restaurants have set themselves up with automated temperature scanners, but these helmets could potentially help the government keep an eye out for instances where the scanners might have missed someone or might be inaccurate. After all, having additional tools will help.
Right now these helmets are only worn by the officers who patrol the train stations, and it is unclear if this could eventually become a tool that might be deployed to other law enforcement agencies in the country.