Bharat Forge, Blackstraw launch AI-based Health Risk Monitoring System

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Jul 2020


Bharat Forge (BFL), one of the leading forging company in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up Blackstraw, launched HRMS (Health Risk Monitoring System) solution that enables companies and institutions to comply with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) provided guidelines for safe reopening.

HRMS stands for Health Risk Monitoring System, an intelligent video analytics solution, which has been developed to empower workplaces with worker safety for holistic growth and is aligned with the future dependability of enterprises on technology and AI to monitor compliance of laid MHA policies, by employees.

The solution primarily comprises of two major components:

  • A contactless thermal screening system integrated with RFID badge reader – An integrated system comprising of AI, thermal scanning through cameras and RFID reader, the system records at high speed with unmatched accuracy, the temperature of associates, and also maintains an automatic daily record of the temperature of every person entering and exiting the premises.
  • AI Algorithms running on surveillance CCTV cameras to monitor and control human behaviour –  Using AI software, the system alerts administrators and provides them a dashboard when social distancing norms are not met or if an employee is not wearing a face mask. These alerts and dashboards are then reviewed to drive sustainable behaviour change across the enterprise.

Bharat Forge says HRMS is ideal for deploying in high–footfall areas like educational campuses, hospitals, gated communities, retail stores, railway stations, airports and transit points to monitor individual and societal health. At present the HRMS is being deployed at the Kalyani School, Pune and all critical facilities of Bharat Forge across India. BFL has partially resumed operations at its manufacturing facilities by taking several safety measures, and has added HRMS as a crucial tool to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection, thereby creating a safe environment for its thousands of employees entering and exiting the facility.

The company also intends to make the developed HRMS system available widely across schools and enterprises which will help them to safely re-open their premises and businesses respectively, during these tough times.

Baba Kalyani, chairman and MD, Bharat Forge said, “At Bharat Forge, safety has always been a priority. Now with this pandemic, safety norms have become more stringent, and correctly so. We have inducted Artificial Intelligence and technological intervention to further safeguard people’s health by creating an environment that is anxiety-free and fosters growth. We have developed HRMS to reduce manual interference and keep an effective check on safety norms. This technological approach has ensured maximum safety for employees."

Rajinder Singh Bhatia, president and CEO, Bharat Forge (Defence & Aerospace) said, “HRMS has been born from our investment in AI Incubation Centre which commenced last year. In partnership with Blackstraw, we are creating several real-world applications of AI software both on civilian and military fronts. Health Risk Monitoring System is an example of our investment being utilised in critical times to help the society at large. We intend to make this system available widely across sectors – from educational institutes to enterprises, and help the community to be back on track during re-opening of services.”

Atul Arya, CEO at Blackstraw said, “The partnership with Bharat Forge has led to development of a range of video analytic products over the last year. HRMS has been a quick and timely assembly of technological components developed over time for an immediate need. We strongly believe that this platform which will not only safeguard companies and their employees but will also help reinstate confidence and normality.”