AI app debuted to track jobsite social distancing practices

Construction Dive, 4/1/2020


Dive Brief:

  • Construction safety software provider Newmetrix (formerly is releasing on April 6 a new application for Vinnie, the company’s AI interface, that will be able to determine when workers on construction jobsites have not been practicing social distancing.
  • Using any cameras that Newmetrix can connect to, Vinnie will be able to work as a virtual safety inspector and determine the distance between any two workers, said Josh Kanner, CEO of Newmetrix.
  • Kanner said the goal of the new function is to prevent workers from getting sick from COVID-19 by using real-time updates or a daily report to indicate how often workers were in too close proximity. Sites with more cameras would benefit from having more spots covered.

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Topics: News Coverage, COVID-19

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