SINAT APP stands for S-mart, I-ntelligent, N-on-Contact A-ssessment and T-riaging.
Dominic Sales, one of the developers and who is from Amulung, Cagayan, said they are targeting to test the scanner one week after the start of the project on March 19.
Members of the team include Ryan Ericson Gonzales (team leader), Dominic Cabarles Sales, Michael Puzon, John Rober Tubale, Claire Bayoda Mohammad S. Abdulla, Vaniza Dagangon, Von Payumo and Keith Eyvan Avior.
He said that the project is a plug-and-play thermal scanner with SMS notification, data log with device location, face recognition, and online monitoring system.
Sales added that the scanner can recognize gestures even with a 7 meters distance and through its camera, the body temperature will easily be detected-way accessible than normal scanners.
Sales explained that if a person's temperature exceeded the normal body temperature, the scanner will automatically alert the nearest Local Government Unit or Health Facility.
As of writing, the team started to coordinate with LGUs and concerned agencies for the scanner for frontliners.
The team, according to Sales, opens the design for other developers which can be used as their basis in developing thermal scanners in their barangays.
Materials used were arduino micro-controller, thermal scanner sensor, bluetooth technology, android application, and a smartphone.
Meanwhile, the team calls for donation and sponsorship to create and develop more portable thermal scanners for the public.(MDCT/Florence Tarcina/PIA-2)
By Florence Tarcina