WI DAILY NEWS
Date: 29 September 2020
Military scientists working on thermal vision aid to virus control
Scientists at Poland’s Military University of Technology are working with doctors on ways to use thermal cameras to monitor public places to identify people with raised temperatures as a means to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The system’s designers foresee that it will work in offices and ministries as well as in other workplaces, factories and even shopping centres. The so-called FACE-COV system uses thermal vision technology to automatically monitor public places and detect markers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The system will be made up of ultra-red cameras together with cameras working in the visual spectrum.
According to Dr Mariusz Kastek of Poland’s Military University of Technology, it is enough for the person to hold still for two or three seconds to get a reading and if the system states that the body temperature is raised, the person will go to a very exact measuring system nearby.