Recent News recommends the prevention and containment of anyone detected to have swine flu.
In Mexico many people have recently died after contracting swine flu and the virus has now spread to the US and several European countries. Again the world faces a possible pandemic.
As dangerous virus epidemics spread, such as the swine flu, SARS and other viral infections, public health authorities around the world need a fast, easy, non-invasive and reliable method to detect elevated human body temperature differences. Infrared camera technology is such a method. An infrared camera is a very effective tool to detect people infected with a viral disease at a very early stage. It produces infrared images or heat pictures which allow displaying even the smallest temperature differences. Infrared thermography provides a visual map of skin temperatures in real time. In addition, infrared cameras are very sensitive devices. FLIR IR cameras measure temperature differences as small as 0.08 ºC.
A small investment to protect public health
Airports, hospitals, stations, terminals, etc. all over the world already are using FLIR infrared cameras and have successfully applied this methodology to screen all people entering and leaving the facility. It is a quick and easy method, which is perfectly safe for both the camera operator and the screened subject. The results are easy to interpret by any operator.
Scan a large number of people using infrared cameras with colour and audible alarms.
The FLIR IR cameras have built-in functions to measure the highest temperature inside a given field view area. The camera will automatically detect the hottest spot. Its value is immediately displayed on the built-in LCD of the camera or on a connected video monitor. The cameras have also been optimised for fever detection as they recalibrate themselves more frequently. The cameras can be battery-operated or continuously connected to main power. A built-in colour alarm function enables an immediate decision whether the subject requires further examination: all areas, which are hotter than a predefined temperature value, can be immediately recognised on the infrared image.
FLIR infrared camera’s help prevent the spreading of viral diseases
As the FLIR infrared cameras have built in functions such as colour and sound alarms the operator can instantly decide whether the subject needs to be referred for medical examination. As the thermal cameras produce images in real time, at a rate of 50Hz, the total evaluation process takes less than a second. This makes the camera ideal for screening large numbers of people in environments such as airports, stations, department stores or building lobby’s.
For further information on how FLIR Systems can help you detect swine flu and help protect millions of lives please call one of our sales team on +44 (0)113 248 9966.