DERMALOG is highlighting the utility of its Fever Detection Camera for organizations that are trying to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The cameras are able to measure someone’s body temperature based on a facial recognition scan.
According to DERMALOG, the temperature reading is accurate even if the individual is standing two meters (or approximately 6 feet) away from the camera. That makes it safer than a handheld thermometer, which would force someone to violate social distancing norms in order to take a patient’s reading. The DERMALOG system is also able to measure up to five people at one time.
DERMALOG notes that fever is one of the most common symptoms of a viral infection, and that it has been observed in 90 percent of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in China. As a result, temperature can be an effective way to track (and slow) the spread of the pandemic. The cameras can be deployed as part of an automated access control system to send an alert if someone displays a high temperature, or to deny entry to people who might be infected.
The biometric fever screening system has already been installed at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The country’s Immigration Bureau recently deployed 1,020 biometric counters outfitted with face and fingerprint recognition technology from DERMALOG.
China has also been using thermal imaging to track the spread of the coronavirus. The city of Guangzhou recently installed biometric tablets to take the temperature of commuters riding city buses.
April 3, 2020 – by Eric Weiss