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HGH Launches New Panoramic Fever Screening Technology

New solution to measure skin-surface temperatures in wide and crowded environments

by HGH
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The HGH fever screening solution mIRcury.

IGNY, FRANCE — July 9th, 2020 — Facing the worldwide COVID-19 sanitary crisis, HGH, world leader in panoramic IR detection and tracking cameras, is launching today a brand new temperature measurement and fever-detection technology: mIRcury. This panoramic fever screening solution was designed to measure skin-surface temperatures in wide and crowded environments, in order to achieve fast and efficient preliminary fever screening in busy public areas.

The HGH fever screening solution mIRcury provides a unique 360° vision of the scanned area and checks the skin-surface temperature of multiple people, on the fly, wherever they are, whatever their posture, within a 1000 sq. m. area. When used in an Airport Terminal, for example, the solution minimizes queues and long wait times, and maximizes travelers’ experience.

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The mIRcury comprehensive package includes a dual camera with a panoramic thermal channel and an optional visible one operated by a fever-detection software. The operator can choose to receive alerts and visualize the panoramic view on a tablet thanks to a wireless link, for a better reactivity.

As a leader in thermography technology, HGH’s new CN-37 Blackbody is part of the mIRcury package, and contributes to the high precision (± 0.3°C) of the camera in real-time.

“We are proud to have developed the only Panoramic fever screening technology on the market. Thanks to our automatic face detection, mIRcury easily detects people without masks, and a false alert filtering automatically excludes other heat sources like hot cups or mobile phones, so that only high skin-surface temperatures are detected,” said Edouard Campana, product manager of Panoramic Electro Optics Systems at HGH.

mIRcury is part of the LAX Terminal Wellness Pilot Program for real-time fever screening, launched on June 22nd at the Los Angeles International Airport. The program aims at monitoring the temperature of multiple travelers arriving from other countries and of those departing, using special thermal cameras to identify people with elevated temperatures.

Fever screening in airports is an application among others; mIRcury was designed to measure skin-surface temperatures and to detect fever in busy public areas like hospitals, public transportation, cruises, malls, or even venues and arenas.