The technology has FDA 510(K) approval, making it stand out as a clear choice among competitors. We leverage certified engineers and thermographers for setup, testing, commissioning and training for all systems. Individuals are scanned one at a time for a more accurate reading. FLIR thermal screening technologies requires individuals to remove glasses or any other items that could block the thermal scan. The individual remains still for no more than 5 seconds and at a distance of 1-2 meters away. The inner canthus of the eye is scanned for a more accurate reading of body temperature, given it’s close proximity to the ophthalmic artery. Once an elevated body temperature is detected, an alarm signals for additional screening measures with medical grade devices to evaluate the individual.
When scanning individuals as they enter a facility, outside environmental factors must be taken into consideration. On hot summer days, it takes time for a body temperature to acclimate when coming indoors. To ensure accuracy, thermal screening technologies through FLIR can use a log of averages to reduce false positives.