SARS, bird ’flu, swine ’flu, H1N1, and now the Ebola virus, have had a devastating effect on people and businesses, as today’s global travel enables outbreaks of infectious diseases to cross national and international boundaries in a matter of hours.
While detection is a complex issue, UK specialist Thermoteknix Systems Ltd (Hangar 5, Stand E12) is promoting its FevIR Scan skin temperature measurement system for high-speed and sensitive mass screening of high traffic pedestrian areas such as airports, railway stations, factories and other public places.
The miniature, discreet and portable system is based on the company’s Miricle 110KR radiometric infrared thermal imaging camera, working in conjunction with a blackbody calibration unit for high accuracy temperature measurement.
The camera can detect temperature differences as small as 0.05°C and, with its high-resolution 110,000-pixel detector and lens options, can cover a wide or narrow field-of-view as required for transit monitoring.
On-screen alerts identify one or more individuals in a large crowd situation, aiding rapid detection and maintaining passenger flow in busy areas. The system is password protected to prevent unauthorised changes.
FevIR Scan is already in use in numerous countries, including the UK, Thailand, Mauritius, Angola and Mexico.