Cleanliness took on a whole new meaning in 2020.
The pandemic is forcing airlines, hotels, universities, and other organizations to adjust standards for keeping high-touch areas free from germs.
A new Seattle startup called Quivr aims to ride this trend with an AI-powered smart camera tool that can detect proper application of sprayed disinfectant and generate deep-cleaning reports.
The company is the second spinout from a new Seattle innovation studio run by Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) and Fortive. It’s led by Brian Monnin, who previously worked at Intel and Microsoft before founding Play Impossible, a 5-year-old Seattle startup that built a smart gameball.
Quivr’s system includes the high-tech camera that scans the 3D surfaces of a room or venue and can detect liquid disinfectant, as well as the workers themselves. The resulting data can be analyzed in real-time to ensure completion and improve