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Detecting Elevated Body Temperature using Thermal Imaging

Though thermal cameras can't be used to detect or diagnose the COVID-19 virus, they can be used to detect elevated body temperatures

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Detecting Elevated Body Temperature using Thermal Imaging

FLIR Systems' FLIR Exx-Series, FLIR T-Series, FLIR A320, and Extech IR200 thermal cameras can be used to detect elevated body temperatures for screening purposes at airports and other public places. Since fever is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19, this can quickly identify individuals for additional screening to determine whether they are infected with the virus causing this illness.

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FLIR Systems reports how its thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces as an effective frontline screening tool to non-invasively measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with elevated body temperature (EBT).

In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, society is deeply concerned about the spread of this infection and is seeking tools to help slow and ultimately stop the spread of the virus. Although no thermal cameras can detect or diagnose the coronavirus, FLIR cameras can be used as an adjunct to other body temperature screening tools for detecting elevated skin temperature in high-traffic public places through quick individual screening.

If the temperature of the skin in key areas (especially the corner of the eye and forehead) is above average temperature, then the individual may be selected for additional screening. Identifying individuals with EBT, who should then be further screened with virus-specific diagnostic tests, can help reduce or dramatically slow the spread of viruses and infections.

If the temperature of the skin in key areas (especially the corner of the eye and forehead) is above average temperature, then the individual may be selected for additional screening.
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Airports around the world are actively employing FLIR thermal cameras as part of their screening measures for passengers and flight crews. The screening procedures implemented at airports and in other public places are just the first step when it comes to detecting a possible infection. FLIR thermal cameras provide a quick way to screen for anyone who might be sick, and must always be followed up with further screening before authorities decide to quarantine a person.

For further information on the FLIR T-Series thermal imaging camera please visit https://www.flir.co.uk/products/t540/. For further informative on remote, non-invasive measurement of individuals with elevated body temperature please visit www.flir.com/discover/public-safety/thermal-imaging-for-detecting-elevated-body-temperature/ or contact FLIR Systems on research@flir.com or +32-3665-5100.

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit www.flir.com and follow @flir.

While governments outside the United States may choose from many different cameras, FLIR has a 510(k) filing (K033967) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for select camera models for use as an adjunct to other body temperature screening tools to detect differences in skin surface temperatures. These cameras include the FLIR Exx-Series, FLIR T-Series, FLIR A320, and Extech IR200. For more information about ordering FLIR cameras for temperature screening purposes in the United States, please call +1 866.477.3687.

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