Private security company Prosegur reported on Friday that the US startup Xandar Kardian was the winner of the challenge launched by the multinational under its open innovation program called “Come in”, Looking for solutions to create Covid-19 free spaces.
Of the more than 80 applications from 22 nationalities - two of which are Portuguese - Prosegur held a "Selection Day", in which the jury selected a proposal that is capable of controlling the occupation of interior spaces through the detection of microvibrations, such as those that produce breathing or heartbeat.
Founded in 2017, Xandar Kardian operates in the United States, Canada and South Korea with microvibration pattern recognition technology through the processing of radar signals. “Its application, in the current context, allows, among other things, to know in real time the use of workspaces and to organize cleaning and disinfection plans. The company has solid experience in research and development and already has more than 30 patents and 20 publications ”, explains the mentor of the program.
“Startups responded with great agility and enthusiasm to this pioneering challenge of designing free spaces in Covid-19. The success of the initiative highlighted the importance of collaborative models that combine the potential of technological solutions in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, together with the experience of a leading company in the field of security ”, stated the Director of Innovation at Prosegur.
In a statement, Daniel García says he has no doubts: "It will be a priority way of facing the main security challenges that we will face in the near future".