The companies, along with aerial drone startups were chosen to take part in the program for the 5G First Responder Lab.
They will focus their efforts on the development of AI for weapons detection, autonomous security, geo-intelligence, and smart city solutions, all powered by the 5G Ultra-Wideband network provided by Verizon.
They announced the five startups at their #OCR2019 event, a public safety event hosted by both Verizon and Nokia. The event showcases public safety technology in live simulations for government officials and first responders and features several crisis scenarios to show how advanced technologies can work together and under pressure.
The five chosen companies are”
- Edgybees – augmentation of live video feeds from human input, camera or other data sources
- Ekin – software and hardware development with AI to ensure modern cities are smarter and safer
- Knightscope – autonomous security technology using robotics, Ai and self-driving tech
- Lumineye – provides radar sensing that penetrates walls so first responders can identify humans through a wall
- Zeroeyes – developing an active shooter system, using AI to monitor camera feeds to detect weapons and ultimately save lives.
15 companies were brought together in three cohorts by the 5G First Responder Lab, three groups that work together at the lab based in Washington. Verizon has already set up a number of other cohorts and 5G labs, including a robotics lab based in Boston.
Nathaniel Walsh, co-founder, and CEO of Responder Corp, said, “We’re excited for the great things ahead with Cohort 3 and look forward to finishing the first year of this program strong. Each cohort has brought a wealth of innovation to the table, ultimately helping to create advanced solutions with potentially life-saving technologies that are built on Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband.”