COVID 19 - Optris - Fever inspection of passengers

February 29, 2020

Rapidly spreading viral diseases, such as COVID 19, lead to an increased need to determine body temperature quickly and reliably using infrared measurement technology. But checking each person individually is often cumbersome and time-consuming. That is why Optris has now launched a new system based on the current version of the PI 450i infrared camera, which has an optical resolution of 382 x 288 pixels.

Together with the included PIX Connect Software, the surface temperature of a person’s face can be checked, measured and recorded individually, for an elevated temperature.

The method provides reliable results because the temperature measurement can be taken at the eyelid where the temperature has the strongest correlation to the body’s core temperature. Optris provides the appropriate optics to perform the measurements at an optimal distance.

Reference heat radiator ensures high absolute accuracy

The PI 450i infrared camera has a thermal sensitivity of 40 mK. To increase the absolute accuracy of temperature measurement, which is typically 3.6 °F for infrared cameras, the PI 450i can be used in combination with a reference radiator.

This allows for an overall accuracy of the system of+/-0.9 °F. The software runs on any standard PC and is quick and easy to set up and configure.Temperature thresholdsfor example can also bedefined, which automatically trigger an alarm if they are exceeded.

The new system can be used wherever contactless checking of many people for an elevated body temperature is necessary to prevent a virus from spreading further. Possible places of application of the system include airports and railway stations as well as hospitals, schools, offices, shopping centers and more.