[Company Feature] Kronikare Develops iThermo Together with iHIS

AI-powered temperature screening solution being trialed in Singapore

iThermo reduces the need for manual temperature screening, and provides prompts where secondary checks can be carried out for feverish persons identified by the solution.

Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the national HIT agency in Singapore, has partnered with local healthcare AI startup KroniKare to pilot iThermo – an AI-powered temperature screening solution that screens and identifies those having or showing symptoms of fever. iThermo is currently being piloted at IHiS headquarters in Serangoon North and St. Andrews Community Hospital (SACH) from 10 and 11 February onwards respectively in “live” operational environments.


With the growing threat of the COVID-19 (which was recently renamed by the WHO, formerly known as 2019-nCOV), Singapore has officially raised its ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition’ (DORSCON) alert level from yellow to orange on 7 February. The DORSCON orange status means that the COVID-19 disease spread in the country is severe but contained. As of 13 February, there are 58 confirmed cases of the disease. As part of the DORSCON orange status, temperature screening and monitoring becomes mandatory for most public spaces.

iThermo reduces the need for manual temperature screening, and provides prompts where secondary checks can be carried out for feverish persons identified by the solution. With iThermo, less time is taken to conduct manual screening and it also reduces the exposure risks to viruses of frontline medical staff.


iThermo uses a smart phone fitted with thermal and 3D laser cameras. The AI application processes and analyzes the images from the smartphone camera (which captures facial features) and maps them to images from the thermal camera (which measures temperature) as well as the laser camera (which measures distance).

The Smart Health solution utilizing AI is able to recognize human facial features from thermal images to measure the forehead temperature, including individuals wearing spectacles, surgical masks, hats and other headgear, even when they are walking. The solution can carry out this function for up to 5000 persons in a day.

The solution also incorporates distance analysis and compensation (as temperature measurements reduce with distance). It can measure temperatures accurately up to a distance of three meters from the camera (a feature not found in other similar range solutions).

Critically, the AI solution can also provide status reports and real-time updates via the dashboard with rate of traffic and how many febrile persons were identified. The dashboard can be connected to multiple cameras at different locations, and enable remote monitoring of the status at different sites.


“Healthcare institutions and many businesses find it challenging to perform large scale temperature screening at speed. AI can help. The iThermo solution uses mobile phones with thermal and laser cameras, and an AI app to seamlessly detect people who may have fever, as they walk by. The app will generate an alert if a febrile person is detected. This reduces scanning fatigue, manpower and time. IHiS and Kronikare co-created the iThermo solution in two weeks. It is being piloted now and the results are encouraging. We have received enquiries from healthcare institutions and other sectors including retail and banking,” said Bruce Liang, Chief Executive Officer, IHiS, in a statement.

Hossein Nejati, CTO and Co-founder, Kronikare, said: “KroniKare has been working closely with IHiS to introduce the use of AI in healthcare through automatic processing of multi-spectral images for diagnostic purposes. Together with IHiS, we were able to very quickly re-purpose our device using the same hardware, but different software, to perform real-time temperature screening. Our co-development with IHiS has helped us to be agile and enabled us to swiftly develop this solution, deploy a proof-of-concept and pilot in such a short time to respond to a critical period such as this.”

Source: https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/asia-pacific/ai-powered-temperature-screening-solution-being-trialed-singapore

To find out more about Kronikare and iThermo, please visit their website at www.kronikare.ai

Disclaimer: The author is vested in the company featured in this article.

Starting Your Own Online Business

Today, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average has dropped 10% in one night. This led to many Asian markets falling further into crisis (STI dropped more than 5% to a 4 year low, ASX200 dropped 7%, Nikkei225 down by 8% and HK’s Hang Seng index down by 5% at the time of writing). The European markets are also taking a hit, with the FTSE100 index down by more than 10%. I was just looking at the stock market this morning and it was a bloodbath. I see that there is likely a recession that will be coming in soon.

Many people are coming out and ask me “How can I take control of my own life?”

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HonestBee: The ASEAN Version of WeWork?

Recently, there have been many articles covering about HonestBee scandal. I would like to summarize the articles for you, based on my analysis.

On Feb 18, 2020, HB has created a new entity and the creditors are worried about the illiquidity of the new entity. It has already delayed payments of salaries of 150+ workers. Not a very good sign if you ask me. Seemingly, there doesn’t seem to be much recourse that could be taken at that time. A friend of mine even mentioned that he would just write off the exposure and quit and move on (for employees). Again, judge people by what they do not what they say. Actions speak way louder than words.

On March 2, 2020, more was revealed that they have even started moving their furniture out of their current premises from their “habitat”. Police was even called in to investigate why the company was moving their furniture out. Landlord and tenant having some big issues. It was even written in the company’s books that it has about $5m in furniture, fixtures and store equipment.

Just yesterday, they started laying off staff, and guess what, large conflict of interest. The company leased a shophouse unit“… from chief executive ONG lay Ann…” This sounds like a WeWork all over again…

This shows the importance of understanding the risk in startup/venture investing (as an angel investor). Key lesson: Don’t overexpose yourself too much in one company. 95% of businesses fail within 5 years of opening. Be very careful when you start doing venture investing. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.


P.S. Thank God I have never invested in this…