Australian company Elenium Automation develops first-of-its-kind Covid-19 triage and contactless airport check-in technology.

This self-service technology can detect a traveller’s temperature, heart rate and ask a number of questions from a distance of 1.5 meters at any airport touchpoint such as a kiosk, bag drop, security or immigration ­– enabling the self-service device to act as a screening station for potential symptoms of Covid-19.

Moreover, any possible illness detected, it will also automatically suspend the process, issuing an alert to the respective airline/aviation staff who can then make further assessments with that passenger.

Aaron Hornilimann, CEO and co-founder of Elenium Automation said, “The potential benefit of such enhancements are to provide peace of mind to passengers and staff that symptoms of illness can be detected at any self-service terminal, so anyone who presents with these symptoms can be intercepted before boarding an aircraft.

“We believe the introduction of touchless devices and automated health screening will encourage passengers to return to travel sooner.”

The company has built a triage kiosk prototype and is currently in discussions with existing aviation customers regarding introducing the technology into airports and airlines including Etihad who will trial the technology.

Jorg Oppermann, vice president Hub and Midfield operations, Etihad said, “We are testing this fit to fly technology because we believe it will not only help in the current environment but also into the future with assessing a passenger’s suitability to travel and thus minimising disruptions.”,