Technology

Body temperature screening system can help detect Covid-19

30 June 2020

Temperature monitoring specialist Ametek Land has launched a new body temperature screening system to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19. The system provides real-time infrared thermal imaging from a safe social distance by scanning for high temperatures that could indicate infection.

The Viralert 3 is claimed to be the first of its kind, providing a camera and a temperature-controlled reference source on a single mounting. Using automatic face detection, it locates the best areas for temperature detection, taking a reading that is accurate to within 0.5oC, then calculating core body temperature through a rapid test procedure of approximately two seconds. 

It provides an effective solution for scanning visitors at entry points into hospitals and healthcare facilities, commercial areas, education facilities and public spaces, transportation entry points, offices and manufacturing locations, and sports and leisure sites.

Designed to screen visitors at an entry point automatically without slowing the flow of people, the Viralert 3 scans temperatures without person-to-person contact, with audible and visual alarms alerting when high temperatures are discovered.