BagsID has successfully deployed its mobile recognition app at the Aeroporti di Roma Innovation Hub incubator programme.

The incubator programme provides a platform for startups to demonstrate their ideas and technologies to stakeholders in the aviation industry.

During the event, BagsID showcased its new mobile recognition app, which has the potential to improve airport baggage handling systems through baggage biometrics.

The BagsID solution can detect individual bags by their unique physical characteristics, including minimal features such as scratches, and dents. This eliminates the need to rely on barcode tags or expensive RFID tags.

With over four billion bags checked in globally every year, baggage handling plays a critical role in the seamless door to door passenger journey
Emanuele Calà, Vice President of Innovation and Quality at Aeroporti di Roma, said:

What BagsID is developing is a revolution! At AdR, we believe in the future of baggage biometrics and the possibilities that will revolutionise the way baggage will travel. Not only will this benefit the way passengers travel but it will also deliver a significant improvement in our handling processes and reliability of our airport.

To deploy the technology, mounting frames and cameras for image acquisition were installed for Rome Fiumicino Airport’s baggage handling system.

The system allowed airport staff to use the BagsID app to scan a set of test bags. The image recognition technology was then able to provide feedback on each bag’s last known location and provide pictures of a specific bag within the baggage handling system.

This technology is the first image-based baggage recognition solution for the airline industry. It uses computer vision technology to provide insights that will help airports and airlines increase their performance and capacity.

Dave Bakker, Chief Executive Officer at BagsID, said:

We are thankful for the leadership role that Aeroporti di Roma has taken with their incubator programme and we are delighted to have been able to demonstrate our innovative capabilities in improving the baggage process through the use of AI enhanced computer vision technology. We look forward working together with Aeroporti di Roma to deploy the next steps in our proof of concept.


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