The world is facing an unprecedented situation with COVID-19. Countries are getting into quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. As countries begin to ease COVID-19 lockdowns, Businesses are looking for ways that effectively mitigate risks to citizens, employees, and consumers.
Since the most common symptom in people with COVID-19 is fever, Contact temperature measurement provides accurate detection but is not practical for high traffic situations, such as entering an office building. Infrared Thermal Imaging-based fever detection solutions are an attractive non-contact proposition.
When a passenger passes through the infrared temperature measuring device, the system will automatically detect the passenger’s body temperature and feed it back to the system.
As passengers pass in front of a high-resolution, thermal imaging camera, their skin temperature is automatically detected within two seconds and displayed on an accompanying monitor.
If the passenger’s body temperature exceeds 37.3°C, the system will issue an alarm, and the staff will use a medical grade thermometer to conduct a second inspection, record the passenger information, and disinfect the area where the fever patient passes.
The Infrared Fever screening system represents innovative technology in the arena of public safety for managing access control and recognizing early warning signs of illness.
Instead of using the normal “400–700” nanometer range of the visible light camera, infrared cameras can capture wavelengths from about 1,000 nm (1 μm) to about 14,000 nm (14 μm).
In fact, Infrared devices have been developed for more than 15 years, with the outbreaks of previous epidemics (namely SARS in 2003, H1N1 in 2009, Ebola in 2014, Zika in 2015). Their initial use was in airports and similar structures, mainly to detect people with fever before boarding a plane.
But the size of these previous epidemics was not as big as the current one (COVID-19). For this reason, using Infrared thermal imaging-based devices can help to reduce and slow the spread of the virus, especially in pandemic such as COVID-19.
The principle of the infrared temperature measuring instrument is very simple. In nature, objects greater than absolute zero will radiate infrared rays into the environment.
The magnitude of this infrared energy is positively related to the temperature of the object. So as long as the device detects infrared rays and converts them into electrical signals of different sizes, the temperature of the object can be determined.
Also, it is contactless, safe, and provides fast Temperature Detection. Additionally, auto-detect and warnings of abnormal body temperature do accompany thermal camera utilizations with auto-calibration.
The AI-enabled thermal camera can be integrated with different hardware platforms, including touch screen panel pc with different sizes, mobile computers, tablet pc, monitor, and more.
Based on the previous information, The AI Infrared Thermal Camera: SIFROBOT-7.51 is one of the best elements to fight COVID-19. It is a high-precision thermal imager used for a real-time thermal screening. The device can measure the temperature of 35 people at the same time and provide a voice alarm in case it detects abnormal body temperature.