Pandemic screening using infrared thermography

Pandemic screening using infrared thermography

11/04/2020 By: Ismael Fernández Cuevas Destacada

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 within the framework of the Export Initiation Program of ICEX, has had the support of ICEX and with the co-financing of the European FEDER fund. The purpose of this support is to contribute to the international development of the company and its environment.