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April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? manuel-thermoimagen 4/28/2009
would like to heard from you colleagues if some infrared equipment is used in order to detect this new virus called Swine Flu.
 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? jvoitl 4/28/2009
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- Cantronic Systems Inc. announced today that it has delivered its state-of-the-art FeverScan M3000D dual vision thermal imaging camera system to El Salvador, at the request of the Salvadoran government. This fever scanning and monitoring system will be installed immediately at the San Salvador Comalapa International Airport in an effort to combat the possible spread of Swine flu.

The FeverScan M3000D system works by reading the facial temperature of people within its view. It is a non-invasive mass screening tool that health officials can use to single out people who need closer examinations. Individuals with elevated body temperatures above a predefined value, such as in the case of a fever, can be visually identified and then further assessed by health personnel.

"The Salvadoran government's request to use Cantronic's FeverScan M3000D is a testament to the quality and reliability of the type of products we have to offer in today's high demanding environment for safety and security," stated James Zahn, President and CEO of Cantronic Systems Inc., "The Swine Flu is a serious health and safety issue which we are confident and hopeful to assist the El Salvadoran government and others with containing the large scale spread of it."

Fever scanning systems were first implemented for use at airports during the 2003 SARS outbreak, and demand for this type of thermal screening has increased. Cantronic's FeverScan system is used in airports in Asia and the Caribbean, and the Salvadoran government recognizes the importance in preventing the possible spread of Swine Flu through closely monitoring the heath of travellers to and from the country."

Read the entire press release here.


If this technology would be of use to you, please call Cantronic Systems at 1-866-391-6970 or use the convenient web contact form.

You may also contact Cantronic by e-mail using info@cantronics.com.


 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? Tintin 4/29/2009
manuel-thermoimagen wrote:
ike to heard from you colleagues if some infrared equipment is used in order to detect this new virus called Swine Flu.
Temp Screening application
FLIR T360 has been improved with a special feature for screening temperatures. An alarm function with a set temperature difference related to a reference temperature is implemented. This feature is very useful for detecting temperatures that are higher than normal e.g. fever screening. Therefore this is our first choice of handheld cameras for this application.
 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? Laland 4/29/2009
I would like to ask this question whether those qho are using there thermal camera are using it correctly. Is it just okay for a so many moving object (passengers) to just pass by the camera or is it that each supposed passenger has to halt for a few seconds (2 or 3 seconds before the camera can truly detect the temperature of the person. Most of these IR camera's were used during the SARS in 2003. Were they calibrated since then.

Please observe thermal scanning practice at your international airport.
 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? manuel-thermoimagen 5/3/2009
Laland wrote:
like to ask this question whether those qho are using there thermal camera are using it correctly. Is it just okay for a so many moving object (passengers) to just pass by the camera or is it that each supposed passenger has to halt for a few seconds (2 or 3 seconds before the camera can truly detect the temperature of the person. Most of these IR camera's were used during the SARS in 2003. Were they calibrated since then.

Please observe thermal scanning practice at your international airport.
Infrared travels Speed light, camera with scans of 30hz, 50hz, 60hz, will need a fraction of a second in order to show you temperature.

but, i found something interesting, if people comes running, streesed, or just had done some sort of physical activity (steppleaders, running, fastwalking) will show you temperatures similar to fever.
 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? TDLIR 5/4/2009
The main point with IR is to "Screen" people who are hotter than the average human. This can easily be done in real-time by adjusting your span and level and an Isotherm.

Whoever stands out would then be interviewed further by the relevant health authorities.

It's only a screening tool. But it is extremely useful and helpful in these situations.

Temperature is important, but thermal imagers fail in this application as they do not read a body’s core temperature. You will need either an oral or other contact thermometer for this and also a proper examination from a health professional. But nothing is faster and better than IR for this type of screening in populated areas.
 
Re:April 2009: Any info related to Detect Swine Flu ?? Flash 10/27/2009
If that's at an airport, I'm guesing there's a lot of false possitives comming out of that detection method with people running for their planes. Can they tell the difference between someone with the flu and someone that has just just run up 2 flights of stairs or just downed their coffee before trying to rush through security?

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