IR-based Fever Detection for Coronavirus, SARS, Ebola

Use Infrared Cameras to Indentify Fever and 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 thermal fever scanning for passengers. Our thermographic systems enable a non-contact and areal coverage of the body temperature, which preferably is detected at the inner angle of the eye. 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.

Advantages of using infrared cameras for thermal fever scanning of passengers

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  • Contactless and planar temperature measurement without external reference radiator
  • Large field of view for rapid checking of large groups of people
  • Resolution also of smaller areas of the skin (angle of the eye) from a safe distance
  • Display and evaluation in real time
  • Reliable temperature measurements based on low noise infrared detectors and precision calibration
  • Alarming at surpassing temperature thresholds (fever)
  • Easily installable all-in-one unit for continuous monitoring of persons and groups of people
  • Solutions for stationary and handheld use available
  • Fitting to larger external digital displays via HDMI*
Medicine - Thermography health measures

Achieve Reliable Measurement Results for Fever Detection

The thermographic temperature measurement for fever detection puts high demands on suitable thermographic cameras: In addition to a high thermal resolution, which can make even the smallest temperature differences visible, there must be very good stability and measuring accuracy in order to be able to reliably distinguish a person with an elevated body temperature or fever from a person without these symptoms using critical temperature thresholds and alarm values.

Another very important criterion is the required high geometric resolution, which is expressed in the number of so-called infrared (IR) pixels. This is necessary because the area that has been proven in several studies to be suitable for reliably detecting fever and elevated body temperature at the inner eyelid angle has only a small surface area, but must be sharply mapped for error-free temperature measurement.

The measurement itself takes less than a second and is usually carried out in access areas, for example at the entry control at airports, where the people who are to be screened are already lined up. Largely determined by the wide-ranging requirements of the users, the evaluation of the measured data can range from simple manual use to select people with elevated body temperature or fever for further examinations to automatic detection and storage.

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Infrared Cameras for IR-based Fever Detection

InfraTec – Specialist for Infrared and Thermal Imaging Technology

InfraTec has been developing, producing and selling modern infrared technology for more than 25 years now. In addition to thermographic cameras, this includes turnkey thermographic automation solutions, infrared precision lenses, OEM components, software and a wide range of accessories. With more than 30 sales partners, the Dresden-based company is one of the world's leading suppliers of commercial thermography and thermal imaging systems. This enables customers to solve even the most demanding measurement and testing tasks in areas such as process optimization, quality assurance, research and development and material testing. In addition, InfraTec offers users a comprehensive range of services. This includes, for example, expert advice on the selection of technology, a calibration service and personnel training on the introduction of thermal imaging technology.

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