£3m invested in multi-person coronavirus thermal scanner
Posted on June 25, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker
A new thermal scanner which accurately reads the skin temperature of up to six people at once, has launched in the UK following £3 million investment in research and development (R&D).
The Thermavis Multi-Person Thermal Scanner has been designed to help businesses and organisations quickly and efficiently detect individuals who are carrying a fever – one of the primary symptoms of Covid-19.
£3m has been invested in research and development to create temperature-check products to support NHS hospitals, front-line workers following the lifting of lockdown.
The multi-person thermal scanner is a non-intrusive thermal camera which is no larger than an iPhone. Its creators say it uses AI to take a reading, in real time, of multiple bodies with an accuracy of 0.5°C.
Thermavis comes with a tablet computer but can also be linked to any Windows machine – allowing multiple monitoring points, remote access, cloud connectivity, and shareable screens.
The camera takes a primary reading from the tear duct, the area of the face which gives the most accurate reading and is least likely to be impacted by body heat anomalies, or obscured by face masks.
It takes a secondary reading from the forehead to accommodate glasses wearers.
Mark Nightingale, COO, Thermavis said the Covid-19 crisis had caused challenges for the health and wellbeing of front-line works and businesses.
“Our new state-of-the art Thermavis product range is specifically designed to enable efficient and non-intrusive temperature testing,” he explained.
“Our cutting-edge hardware combined with the AI-enabled software has left us with a product which is not prone to anomalies or faults, and can be integrated across workplaces, venues, and hospitality locations with ease to get the economy moving again.
“The portable nature and small size of the camera means the scanning process is non-intrusive and discreet. The operator can easily move, reposition or relocate the camera, with ease.”