Low-cost, human temperature scanning system

March 31, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Automated body temp scanning system for location entrances
Predictive maintenance and analytics technology company MachineSense has announced that it is releasing a beta version of an IoT-based low-cost, infrared temperature scanning system that can be installed in the form of a gate or retrofitted to be installed at any entrance location for the automatic scanning of human body temperature.

The FeverSense system, says the company, doesn't require human intervention to hold a temperature gun, allowing for proper social distancing and making its operation safer and less expensive. It's high-speed scanning capabilities also are said to allow for a faster process.

The system, which can be installed in a gate or retrofitted into an existing entrance, scans the temperature of each individual as they come close to the system. The system, says the company, would record the body temperature of every person who approaches the entrance of a retail store, factory, or office, etc., and the data can be monitored and stored automatically.

The system provides an alert if an elevated body temperature has been detected, allowing the person to be identified and isolated effectively. Further, the system is aided with a mobile app for self-registration of people who have been detected with an elevated temperature.

"Local authorities could enforce immediate quarantine of high-risk individuals if such actions are warranted in a city or a county," says the inventor, CTO, and co-founder of MachineSense Biplab Pal, Ph.D.

The company is running a beta test of the FeverSense system with plastic machinery company Novatec, Inc., which has been open during the state-mandated lockdown due to its classification as an essential manufacturing company.

"The entire product has been developed from concept to production within two weeks using MachineSense wearable sensors with edge technology and 3-D printing from Additive Accelerator, LLC," says Conrad Bessemer who co-owns and operates both businesses.

The company says versions of a similar product for use in personal homes are planned.

"In the at-home version, infrared technology will trigger an automatic doorbell alert that would sense if a person is standing outside, avoiding the need to touch a doorbell," says Pal. "The system would alert the homeowner if the guest has an elevated temperature."

MachineSense

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