abstract

SARS-CoV-2 drive through screening centers (DTSC) have been implemented worldwide as a fast and secure way of mass screening. We use DTSCs as a platform for the acquisition of multimodal datasets that are needed for the development of remote screening methods. Methods: Our acquisition setup consists of an array of thermal, infrared and RGB cameras as well as microphones and we apply methods from computer vision and computer audition for the contactless estimation of physiological parameters. Results: We have recorded a multimodal dataset of DT screening center participants in Germany for the development of remote screening methods and symptom identification. Conclusions: Acquisition in the early stages of a pandemic and in regions with high infection rates can facilitate and speed up the identification of infection specific symptoms and large-scale data acquisition at DT screening centers is possible without disturbing the flow of operation.

Links and Citation


Source

The Sourcecode for calibration and reading the dataset can be found on github.

Press

Link to the SR news video post of our study (German).

Paper

Our paper preprint is available on medRxiv.


Please cite our work with:

Flotho, P., Bhamborae, M. J., Grün, T., Trenado, C., Thinnes, D., Limbach, D., Strauss, D. J., “Multimodal Data Acquisition at SARS-CoV-2 Drive Through Screening Centers: Setup Description and Experiences in Saarland, Germany,” medRxiv, 2020.

@article{flotea2020b,
    author = {Flotho, P. and Bhamborae, M.J. and Grün, T. and Trenado, C. and Thinnes, D. and Limbach, D. and Strauss, D. J.},
    title = {Multimodal Data Acquisition at SARS-CoV-2 Drive Through Screening Centers: Setup Description and Experiences in Saarland, Germany},
    elocation-id = {2020.12.08.20240382},
    year = {2020},
    doi = {10.1101/2020.06.27.151522},
    publisher = {Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory},
    journal = {medRxiv}
}

Data and Source Availability


Due to privacy and ethics reasons, we cannot offer the complete medical dataset for download. However, our dataset contains baseline recordings of participants that agreed to have their data uploaded. Please contact covid19(at)snn-unit.de for license details and a download link. The source code for calibration and parsing our the data can be found on GitHub.