Thermal Camera Usage in Coronavirus Detection

Thermal Camera Usage in Coronavirus DetectionThermal imaging cameras can play a crucial part in infectious disease management. They can help medical workers separate severe cases from the asymptomatic, and isolate especially serious cases. Given today’s sudden, critical outbreak of COVID-19, these cameras can play a significant role in coronavirus management, too. 

Because of the FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) cameras’ ability to detect body temperature from afar, FLIR cameras can play a crucial role in elevated body temperature detection. You may be thinking: but so do ordinary thermometers. So what’s the difference between those and FLIR cameras?

The difference is that thermal imaging cameras are non-touch tools.

Given the high R0 (contagious rate) of COVID-19, non-touch methods of detecting body temperature are preferable to hand-held thermometers. Hence, medical professionals and customs workers prefer those methods. They’re accurate, too as the margin of error for FLIR cameras is microscopic. 

One day soon, COVID-19 will pass and while thermal cameras currently play a significant role in curbing the spread of COVID-19, they can also provide significant benefits in many other practical, everyday tasks.

For example, FLIR Compact A-Series Cameras can be used in dynamic, hostile environments that require the ability to detect minute temperature changes at high speeds. Also, with frame rates of up to 60 frames per second (FPS), these cameras can accurately photograph and track high-speed processes.

Our FLIR UAS Cameras offer HD and Radiometric Thermal Imaging systems for drones and UAVs. Besides their ability to analyze body temperature from afar, these cameras can play a role in power grid inspection, infrastructure analysis, precision agriculture, and public safety.

Lastly, our FLIR Automation Cameras provide a solution for automation purposes and industrial safety. With up to 60 FPS, these cameras are high-quality, precise, and accurate. You can use them to track automated processes and for security purposes. These cameras offer an excellent mix of affordability and precision. 

Learn more about FLIR industrial cameras from Phase 1 Technology for a wide variety of applications, including automation, machine vision, and aerial drones.