Thermal Imaging is the process to create an image using Infrared Radiation. Most things emit some form of Infrared Radiation, including humans and animals. Infrared Radiation is directly affected by temperature, e.g. the higher the temperature the more Infrared Radiation is emitted, and the inverse is also true. Using a Microbolometer as the detector in a thermal camera allows us to generate a Thermal Image by applying a colour palette to the different intensities of Infrared Radiation.Why is Thermal Imaging used for Body Temperature Detection?
Thermal imaging is used for fever screening and detection for several reasons. Often fever screening is set up at border points such as airports, seaports and in public places, these are busy areas often having many people passing through at a time. If you used a regular ear thermometer on every single person this can cause serious delays for others. Thermal Imaging cameras can solve this problem as they can be set-up to scan a large number of people at one time.
It is also important to note when using an ear thermometer the readings are at a single spot on the persons face, but a thermal image uses 1000’s of temperature readings (Pixels) to build up a 2-dimensional picture of the face of the person. This allows the medical team screening the person to have a better understanding of the temperature of the person.
As with all fever screening, the incubation period of the virus will affect the temperatures recorded on the human face. Any abnormal face temperature noted within the thermal screening process should then be checked further by medical professionals and further corrective action taken if required.
The Body Temperature monitor System provided by SmartSensor can accurately detect facial temperatures of up to 50 people at once, with an accuracy of ≤0.3ºC which is ideal for monitoring body temperatures at entrances to events, transport hubs and buildings.
Using advanced facial recognition, the system uses the face temperature to make accurate temperature measurements. Using facial recognition also minimises false readings, such as a person carrying a hot drink. With astonishingly fast response times and the capability to measure up to 50 people at once, therefore easing the speed of people passing through the detection area.
Our new solution, which is dual cameras and blackbody all in one device, also with the software box, don't need to install software in PC, just connect to display, plug and use.
This product is not intended to diagnose or monitor any medical condition or illness, and should not be used as such. The product is supplied as a first-line filter for organisations that wish to identify those entering premises who may have an elevated body temperature. It is then for the organisation to determine how that information is used, and the appropriate reaction to that information. Competent medical advice should be sought if there are concerns around illness, and further checks will be required.