Pandemic screening using infrared thermography

Pandemic screening using infrared thermography

11/04/2020 By: Ismael Fernández Cuevas Home

In light of the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic interest in the use of infrared thermal imaging for fever screening has been implemented. One of the main symptoms of the COVID-19 is fever (83% to 98% of patients) (del Rio C, JAMA, February 28, 2020).

Maintaining fever screening may reduce spread statistics by up to 50% (Mercer J, Ring EFJ, 2009).

One of the methods for screening for fever is infrared thermography by measuring the maximum temperatures from the inner canthus region of the eye (Pascoe D, et al. 2010).

Therefore, It is necessary to comply the standards that assure reliable, consistent, and comparable data (International Standard IEC 80601-2-59, 2008).

Europa Thermohuman ThermoHuman has had the support of the Funds of the European Union and the Community of Madrid through the Operational Programme on Youth Employment. Likewise, ThermoHuman within the framework of the Export Initiation Program of ICEX NEXT, had the support of ICEX and the co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

CDTI Thermohuman has received funding from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), in participation with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the R+D activities involved in creating a new tool, based on thermography, for the prediction and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis. See project detail.