Viral and bacterial infections such as the Coronavirus that spread through human contact and airborne transmission pose a serious health problem, including the possibility of pandemics, as shown by recent flu outbreaks. The World Health Organisation (WHO) was first alerted to the Coronavirus on the 31st of December 2019.
CoronaVirus Fever Detection Using FLIR A320 Infrared Thermal Cameras
Minimising the spread of Coronavirus infections
The FLIR A320 Temspscreen Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera can help detect elevated body temperatures which may indicate the presence of a fever, a symptom of the Coronavirus. The FLIR A320 Tempscreen solution as an adjunctive diagnostic tool, helps to detect people with a potential fever and may contain or limit the spread of the Coronavirus through identification of infected individuals showing fever symptoms. The FLIR A320 Tempscreen solution is a vital tool in the detection of elevated body temperatures and fevers in high-risk groups such as travellers, students, miners, factory and office workers.
Detect Coronavirus related fevers quickly and easily
The FLIR A320 provides a visual map of skin temperatures in real time, and due to its extremely high sensitivity, can display temperature differences a small as 0.07 degrees Celsius. The built-in functions of the A320 Tempscreen thermal infrared cameras include colour images and temperature scales, and sound alarms that can be set to go off when a certain temperature threshold is exceeded. These
functions make it easy for an operator to instantly decide whether the subject needs to be referred for medical examination. The total evaluation period takes less than a second which makes it ideal for screening large groups of people.
Benefits of thermal infrared fever screening
- Allows screening of large numbers of people anywhere at any time
- Display and detect critical temperature elevations in real-time
- Activates colour and sound alarms
- Easy to setup and use
- Can be smoothly integrated into public area pedestrian traffic streams
- Are able to store evidence
- Protect public health
Coronavirus fever screening process
Step 1: Individuals are remotely monitored as they pass a screening check points set up at an airport, border, or in the entrance
lobby to a corporation or school.
Step 2: IR camera operator looks at a color monitor that shows audible and/or
visible color alarms when an individual shows an "out of norm" body temperature.
Step 3: Persons with an elevated body temperature are sent to a separate line
for further screening by a healthcare professional or designate.
Proven track record
The deployment of FLIR cameras in airports, terminals and company facilities is providing a noninvasive and highly effective method to screen passing crowds for elevated skin temperatures that might suggest a person has the Coronavirus. The adoption of FLIR IR cameras is one small, but vital measure, to combat the spread of Coronavirus. These are just some of a selection of companies and organisations that have FLIR IR temperature screening systems in place:
- Algeria Ministry of Health
- ALSTOM Power Service
- Australian International Airports
- Bank Audi
- CEAT Electronique
- Chunghwa Telecom
- Compai Electronics
- Egyptian Airports
- French Ministry of Health
- Formosa Plastic Group
- Greek Airports
- Hong Kong Airport Authority
- Malaysia Ministry of Health
- Morocco Ministry of Health
- Rock Production
- Saudi Airports
- Star Cruises
- Tunisia Ministry of Health
- Turkey Ministry of Health
- UAE Ministry of Health
Learn more about the FLIR A320 Fever Screening Camera
GoThermal, veterans in infrared thermal imaging products and applications are waiting to assist you with your fever screening requirements. Our company and skilled staff have supplied thermal fever screening solutions to major airports and corporations across Africa. Please get in touch for further assistance.