Since the beginning of the pandemic, IR thermal imagers have been proposed as a solution for screening individuals for elevated body temperature. However, the technology has its downsides, and there are regulatory issues. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues, and more and more companies are looking for ways to continue or resume normal business operations while minimizing the negative impact of the coronavirus on their employees and customers, or preventing the virus from spreading to the wider population Spread. Since the beginning of the pandemic, IR thermal imagers have been proposed as a solution for screening individuals for elevated body temperature.
IR thermal imagers, which can read skin temperature with high accuracy, can detect elevated body temperatures. The installation environment is critical to ensuring accuracy and efficiency when using this technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. IR thermal imagers are designed to be used indoors only as a non-contact measurement device and should provide time from outside to the individual to be monitored to adapt to the indoor temperature for improved accuracy.
We have seen exponential demand growth across industries, especially large organizations and industries with critical infrastructure, who want to use this technology as part of their measures to prevent further spread of the virus. IR thermal imagers are supporting businesses, governments and the public by identifying elevated skin temperatures to help them quickly and safely regain and maintain normalcy, which will help prevent or minimize potential disease outbreaks.
First of all, IR thermal imagers should not be used alone or primarily to diagnose a fever or infectious disease. These IR thermal imagers are designed to detect individuals with elevated skin temperature (EST), allowing for efficient, quick, and safe initial examinations in public spaces. Compared to traditional temperature measurement, this method is safer, faster and smarter. And it is non-direct contact, so the risk of infection is also lower.
To effectively screen EST, two key aspects need to be considered. One is the camera and the other is the camera's installation and environment. Infrared IR thermal imagers combined with AI technology can detect human skin surface temperature more effectively and reduce interference from other heat sources. In addition, it is important to note that there are many other factors that can affect the accuracy and effectiveness of an IR thermal imagers, such as test speed, time, measurement distance, angle, parameter configuration, and warm-up time. They are required to be used in a stable indoor environment without wind, and the ambient temperature should be consistent.