Thermography and access control

Thermography and access control

28/04/2020 Infographics

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to increase security measures in order to mitigate the contagion curve. Because a large part of the patients with the disease have fever -between 83% and 98% according to del Rio C et al. (2020) -, the control of body temperature can be a key measure to reduce the number of infections, with an effectiveness of up to 50% obtained during other pandemics (Mercer J, Ring EFJ., Thermology International, 2009). Infrared thermography becomes an effective tool with a proven efficacy for the detection of high temperatures following quality standards -such as the measurement of the maximum temperature of the inner canthus of the eye- (Pascoe D, et al. 2010). Its implementation together with automatic software for face detection and generation of alarms in real time is a key alternative for its proper use.


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.