Since we all have started working in corona crises, certain tele thermographic systems are employed as the infection control gate used to measure surface skin temperature.
These thermal cameras for fever detection are getting popular because these systems are non-contact infrared thermometers to use different forms of infrared technology to measure temperature.
Thermal Imaging Systems and COVID-19
In most cases, when used in the right manner, these thermal imaging systems generally show an accurate measure of the surface skin temperature without getting in contact with the concerned person. Thermal imaging systems offer certain benefits over other methods need contact or a closer proximity to measure temperature. However, temperature-based screening cannot determine whether the person is suffering from COVID-19 because a person with COVID-19 doesn’t need to have a fever. A designated test must be performed to determine if someone has COVID-19. Today, thermal imaging systems are being used all around the world to use their information to avoid the spread of coronavirus disease.
Benefits of Thermal Imaging Systems
The individual who handles the thermal imaging system should be anyway physically close to the person who is to be evaluated. It would be better if the person who handles the thermal imaging system could be in a different room or area. Many scientific studies show that when used correctly, these thermal imaging systems for thermal temperature detection measure surface skin temperature accurately when operated correctly.
Limitations of Thermal Imaging Systems
These systems may be in use for initial temperature assessment to triage individuals in the areas of high throughput such as airports, businesses and sporting events, etc. The systems are found to be ineffective if used to measure the temperature of multiple people at the same time. Hence, they should never be used for ‘mass fever screening.’
As these systems encourage contactless measurement of the temperature, unlike the systems that measure the temperature orally, the operator needs to adjust the thermal imaging systems properly to get the difference in measurement.
For making them work effectively, the entire following should be true:
Proper Use of Thermal Imaging Systems
The operator of such Thermal cameras for fever detection system should follow all manufacturer’s instructions to make sure is appropriately set and located where it can measure surface skin temperature accurately. If he is not sure of the details, then the following are the standards and scientific papers listed below:
Preparing the Thermal Imaging System
Using the Thermal Imaging System