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Local Company Placing Temperature, Face-Scanning Technology in Senior Communities Across the U.S.

Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 11:15 am
A user has her face scanned by a PopID entry and temperature screening device in an undated photo provided by the Pasadena-based company.

A tech company in Pasadena recently placed its new temperature scanning and facial-recognition entry access system in another senior living community, the company announced Tuesday.

PopID’s PopEntry+ system is now operating at a Denver senior living home, along with 24 others nationwide, PopID said in a written statement.

“The fixed biometric device, PopEntry+, is the first true, contact-free platform to combine facial recognition for employee identification, instant fever detection, and hand gesture recognition for health question screening,” the statement said.

The company announced last month that it was working with colleges and universities around the U.S. to install the system at campuses.

After scanning their faces into the system via a website, residents and staff of the senior living communities simply stand before a fixed device which scans their face, with or without a mask on, and have their temperatures taken to screen for potential COVID-19 infection, according to PopID. A series of health questions can be answered touch-free, using “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” gestures.

The system will allow entry once a user is recognized and confirmed to not be running a fever, the company said.

“Our new hand gesture recognition technology enables humans to communicate with public devices without touching the screen,” said Cali Group founder and PopID founder and CEO John Miller. “This new mechanism for human-computer interaction will play a central role in the future of facilities management as well as retail ordering and payment.”   

More information is available on PopID’s website at

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Pasadena Company Placing Temperature Screening Facial Recognition Tech in Colleges Across the U.S.

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