Reducing potential exposure will be a key goal of most organizations to ensure business continuity. Today, thermal camera technology can be used to measure surface skin temperature and identify someone who may be potentially infected. And while they are not diagnostic tools for detecting viral infection, thermal cameras are valuable initial sources of body temperature, which can facilitate quick assessment for triage use and allow results to be more quickly evaluated by health care professionals.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Thermal cameras can measure body temperature by scanning surface skin temperature, mainly on the forehead. To be most effective, a thermal camera should be placed one to three meters from the person whose body temperature is being detected. In order to increase the accuracy of some thermal cameras, a blackbody (typically used as a calibration tool for the IR temperature sensor) must be employed.