Misty Robotics introduces the Misty II Temp Screening Assistant for COVID-19

Wednesday June 24, 2020 Tags: Boulder, Misty Robotics, Misty II robot, Misty Temp Screening Assistant, Tim Enwall

 BOULDER -- Misty Robotics, creators of the Misty II platform robot, today announced the launch of the Temp Screening Assistant.misty-robotics-logo 

This is the only temperature screening solution to employ a robot with character, Misty II, the company said. It addresses a company’s health screening needs with the added value of delivering a great user experience.

Employees, customers, and visitors will appreciate the novelty of interacting with a clever and personable robot, who engages dynamically, both visually and verbally.

A first of its kind, the Temp Screening Assistant is an opportunity to reinforce a strong people culture and customer-centric brand. the company said.

The Temp Screening Assistant for Misty II is an automated, contactless, and touchless solution for screening and detecting individuals with an elevated temperature and other health risk factors associated with COVID-19 infection.

Misty Robotics said companies benefit from reduced risk to their frontline staff and the elimination of surface hygiene concerns associated with touch-based systems.

Screening is consistent, reliable and most of all friendly, the company said.

“This is different from any other solution for temperature screening on the market,” said Tim Enwall, Misty Robotics CEO.

“It isn’t a tablet. It isn’t a kiosk. It isn’t a human with a no touch thermometer. Misty II in the role of temperature screener is a new kind of assistant, who can make the whole temperature screening process pleasant and memorable.

“Thanks to where robot technology and the study of Human Robot Interaction (HRI) have evolved, it’s now very feasible to have an affordable and engaging robot experience, which is far better than the very dry kiosk-based experience.”

Capabilities of the Temp Screening Assistant Core edition include: temperature screening using a high accuracy, blackbody referenced thermal imaging camera (accuracy within +/- 0.5 C), an interactive health question survey, immediate pass/fail result determination and recording, configurable SMS and/or email notifications, and web-based administration and reporting.

Companies can upgrade to the Specialized edition which has an additional custom yes/no question capability, choice of available languages, custom greetings and the ability to elect to not store screening data.

With the Temp Screening Assistant, companies have a cost-effective solution that is easy to use, easy to maintain and easy to manage, the company said.

“Robot (as a temperature screener) really hit a lightbulb for me. It was amazing. Smart solutions for a modern problem,” said David Torres, safety program coordinator, North America, Twilio.

“Misty’s arrival at our site comes at a time when everyone could benefit from additional interactions that are positive and consistent,” said Per Schenck, health and safety coordinator, Mental Health Partners.

Both the Core and Specialized editions will be available for pilot deployments starting mid-July, the company said. Pricing for the Temp Screener Assistant starts at $2,999 + a monthly fee. A leasing model is also available.