Use Infrared Cameras to Identify Elevated Body Temperature
Major travel hubs like airports, seaports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are one of the points on which the security measures of public authorities are aimed when infectious diseases such as
- Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2)
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
cause global problems. From there, diseases can be effectively prevented from spreading further.
InfraTec infrared cameras can be used for a corresponding scanning of elevated body temperature for passengers. Certainly, thermographic cameras can neither detect the virus itself nor a person carrying the virus! However, these cameras enable the precise non-reactive, contactless and planar recording of surface temperatures while using the technical temperature measurement technology known as thermography. Hence, they are highly suitable for the quick and easy detection of elevated body temperatures, which can be an indication of a possible virus infection of people subjected to screening.
The body temperature preferably is detected at the inner angle of the eye with the infrared camera. Slightest differences and thus abnormal body temperatures can be displayed and will result in alarms. Performing such health screenings, e.g. via implementing temperature checkpoints, enable the acquisition of important information as a basis for decision-making for subsequent medical examinations of the selected people and thus serve to secure public areas.
Such indications must, of course, always be followed by other examination methods that allow a reliable positive or negative statement about the disease and to initiate appropriate actions!