With the businesses and retail companies reopening across the countries, maintaining strict safety measures is vital to ensuring the health and lives of employees and customers. Many companies are finding ways, such as temperature screening technologies, to keep them safe during the Coronavirus‘s outbreak.
In response, an artificial intelligence company, Internet of Things, has launched a thermal body temperature scanners to help economies around the world to resume. Called ThermalPass, it is an AI-enabled body temperature screening system that blends into its environment while identifying potential at-risk carriers.
ThermalPass detects body temperature using its touchless, infrared, thermal medical-grade sensors. The machine can be rapidly deployed at entrance ways to office buildings, airports, stadiums, and other public spaces. When a person walks through the fever detection system at a normal pace, it scans the body 20-times per second, looking for a temperature threshold level typically above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celcius). Its sleek and modern engineering is designed for minimal disruption while taking accurate thermal readings.
ThermalPass takes 400 temperature readings per second, detecting body temperature with an accuracy of +/- 0.2°C. The staff is alerted by a visual or audio signal when a specified temperature is exceeded, enabling them to identify the individual and respond according to individual company protocols.
Unlike thermal camera technologies that come with privacy issues and are very expensive, ThermalPass does not infringe on a person’s privacy. This battery-powered device lasts up to 50 hours of operation.
The company has received permission from Health Canada to conduct business with ThermalPass pending clearance of a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL). Now, the Toronto-based company is teaming up with California-based research and development firm Makel Engineering to conduct rigorous testing procedures to ensure the successful launch of its fever-detection system this month.
“Corporations, organizations, and governments are looking to provide an added layer of safety to limit the spread of contagions and we have developed a superior product for this application. The sales funnel is brimming with potential customers including airports, long term care facilities, hospitals, educational institutions, malls, corporate buildings, and other venues where people congregate. Our first purchase order and payment were booked last week, and the groundwork has been laid for an initial production run of one-thousand units. Deliveries are anticipated to commence in late July,” said Michael Lende, President and CEO of Internet of Things Inc.
Currently, in its prototype stage, ThermalPass will cost around $6,900.