April 29, 2020

Asmara Rahat is Creating Innovative Technology that Promotes Safety

Asmara Rahat currently serves as a senior MIS manager for Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP). This month, her team designed the first of its kind SMART thermal scanning and sanitizing gate, a system that both sanitizes and takes temperature readings of the individual walking through. After Asmara independently developed the prototype, she collaborated with WSSP’s engineering department to produce the gates for mosques, markets and hospitals.

Currently, WSSP’s gates are placed at quarantine centers in Peshawar, and are being used to disinfect the hands of employees of the quarantine centers as well as all patients and visitors. Each gate is GPS-based, using thermal detection to take the person’s temperature as they pass through; an LED screen will show the person their temperature reading, and the results are sent to a control room in real-time in order to ensure the safety of citizens and employees within the centers. “This step has helped the communities, and decision-makers have all the required information to identify potential cases,” says Asmara.

Note: This story was originally published on TechWomen

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