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Temperature Kiosk

temperature Check Kiosk Having a digital signage temperature check kiosk to take a temperature verification check has seen a lot of interest recently.  Temperature verification kiosks could be one strategy for re-opening business and assuring customers of safety. Disney Point of View Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is pondering what such a future

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Temperature checks on employees and visitors is becoming commonplace for many businesses, hospitals, grocery stores, retailers and a host of others. Temperature sensing kiosks can help stem a crisis and optimize a return to business as employees and guests return to work and entertainment venues.

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Benefits of Temperature Check Kiosks

The Temperature Sensing Kiosk provides a number of benefits to allow businesses to protect their most valued assets–their employees.

  • Reduce risk of access by infected persons*
  • Maintain a safe work/business environment
  • More hygienic than thermometers that require physical contact
  • Safer and more efficient than using a human resource to screen temperatures
  • Reduce stress and anxiety for employees and guests.

Prevention is the Key

There are many activities happening simultaneously to ensure a safe work environment.  The Temperature Sensing Kiosk reduces the risk of infection to your employees and costly and time-consuming contamination clean-up efforts.  Give employees and visitors the confidence to know you’re doing all you can do to protect them.

How It Works

The Temperature Sensing Kiosk is equipped with an infrared temperature sensor/detector and the system provides an alert if an individual is running a fever. The system uses an algorithm for fast detection temperature accuracy.

Protect Your Investment

Your people are your most valuable investment. To help stem the crisis and optimize a return to business, hospitals, grocery stores, and retailers and a host of other companies will look to temperature screening as employees report to work and venues open up again. This first layer of screening can curb the spread of virus as well as prevent costly and time-consuming contamination clean-up. This solution is equipped with an infrared temperature sensor/detector and the system provides an alert if an individual is running a fever.

  • Stop infection at the door
  • Maintain a safe work/business environment
  • More hygienic than thermometers that require physical contact
  • Safer and more efficient than using a human resource to screen temperatures
  • Avoid costly contamination clean-up
  • Reduce stress and anxiety for employees and guests

Specifications:

  • Uses an algorithm for object heat and fast detection temperature accuracy • +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius
  • Android Operating System and Software included
  • 1 second refresh rate
  • Scans people from 20 to 39 inches from kiosk

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Frank Olea – I believe that as we venture back out into public places we’re all going to want to see what has been put in place to make us feel safe. Something visual and useful like hand sanitizer in the right places is a good start. Standing next to a bank of kiosks or mounted directly to the kiosk means I can use this machine without fear because I can immediately clean my finger afterward. Sometimes it’s the simple solutions.

Additional Temp Check Kiosk Links

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Olea Kiosks – Outdoor Kiosk Design

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Vista Cinema and Veezi Approve Olea for Self-Service Ticketing Kiosks

Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Platform by Mimo Monitors

Stay Ahead of the Curve with Mimo Monitors’ Touch-Free Temperature-Taking Platform

The Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Platform by Mimo Monitors

Priced from $899. For configuration and pricing please contact us, call +1-855-937-6466, or email orders@mimomonitors.com

It’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that your family, loved ones, and your business are safe. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce the groundbreaking Mimo Monitors touch-free temperature-taking platform with the revolutionary Revel Digital software, ensuring you have the most reliable and innovative technology at your disposal.

Including all the necessary components needed to protect businesses and communities, this enterprise-grade platform is reliable, customizable, and seamless to use. Designed specifically to be flexible, it contains an Award-Winning Mimo Monitors hardware display, Revel’s Digital’s CMS analytics and accurate temperature sensing software with a one-year license.

Available operating systems include Android and BrightSign, and bundle sizes from 7″ to 32″, the Mimo Monitors Temperature sensing platform was created with ultimate flexibility in mind. The software is built on top of digital signage software allowing for ultimate flexibility in messaging, instructions, and control, and, through its thorough analytics system, can be connected with existing databases to track personal temperatures daily and keep this on record. Remember – if identities and temperatures are tied to a person, you must secure their consent and follow all HIPAA regulations, etc.

The platform is also able to sync and work together for an all-encompassing picture. Ideal for entrances to grocery stores, assisted living facilities, office buildings, schools, or in taxis prior to riding, this kiosk uses advanced medical sensors to take a person’s temperature and ensure they are not putting others at risk. The kiosk must be located indoors and away from doors and HVAC systems for accurate results.

As a level-one device, the Mimo solution is ideal for pre-screening. For further evaluation, the solution should be used in combination with level-two, medical-grade devices and medical experts. It’s also important that, prior to escalating to a level-two device after an elevated reading, the person be allowed to acclimate to the area. FDA approval must also be secured in the event the device will be used for a medical purpose beyond simple pre-screening.
Seamless to set up and efficient to use, this groundbreaking, touch-free temperature platform can provide the peace of mind needed to ensure everyone’s safety.

Benefits:

  • Customizable, flexible, and comprehensive platform that can be utilized in a myriad of ways to fit the needs of every business. Examples include: providing a green or red light for someone to enter a building, with options to include syncing between locations, remote management and monitoring as well as a full analytics suite available.
  • Compact, durable, and reliable, for seamless install and intuitive use.
  • Integrates a state-of-the-art medical-grade temperature sensor. Runs on multiple hardware platforms including BrightSign and Android.
  • Available in wall mount, floor stand, standing kiosk, and in sizes 7-32” with varying complexity and customization of analytics to suit your needs.
  • Ideal for uses like grocery stores, assisted living facilities, office buildings, schools and more.
  • To simplify the temperature-taking process for those looking for a seamless and highly cost-effective solution, we also offer an entry level, non-CMS version that displays temperature and denotes a clear and easy-to-digest pass/fail temperature reading. This non-analytics solution ensures that everyone entering any public building is temperature-free and promoting safety
  • We also offer a touch-free, enterprise-grade kiosk bundle for manufacturers that includes a Mimo Monitors Android commercial display, BrightSign Built-in, or tablet, Revel’s Digital’s CMS analytics and accurate temperature sensing software with a one year license.

Analytics and Device Management

One key benefit with this system is the merging of signage with iOT devices, allowing for a safe working environment and keeping community members safe. temperature check analytics

Other benefits include:

  • Can notify you when the sensors are down
  • Collect and produce analytic reports
  • Scan ID badge and verify against employee database
  • Unlock doors to allow access
  • Send and email or text message
  • Provide real-time data
  • Provide a method of revenue generation / messaging
  • Networking multiple sites together
  • While sitting idle and not taking temperatures, the kiosk can display digital signage

Mimo Monitors’ new temperature-taking and touch-free platform, ideal for contactless entry, ensures everyone entering any building or public place is fever-free.

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Contactless kiosk – temperature screening kiosks – Pyramid

Temperature Screening Kiosks Pyramid

Full article CNBC May 2020 — Sarah Whitten @SARAHWHIT10

KEY POINTS
  • IntraEdge and Pyramid have created a contactless kiosk that can check the temperature of up to 1,500 people per hour.
  • The kiosk utilizes Pyramid’s thermal imaging technology and has an error margin of less than one-tenth of a degree Fahrenheit.
  • No data is stored on the kiosk itself. Using IntraEdge’s Truyo Privacy Rights Platform the data is immediately encrypted and transferred to Truyo’s cloud.
Janus, a temperature-reading kiosk from IntraEdge and Pyramid, can be installed freestanding, using a wall mount or on a countertop.

As states reopen to the public during the coronavirus pandemic, retailers, hotels, movie theaters and sports stadiums are all looking for ways to keep patrons and staff safe.

Many of these businesses have been closed since mid-March to help stop the spread of the virus, and they are eager to rehire staff and welcome back customers and the billions of dollars they bring. But these businesses want to do so safely to protect employees and encourage customers to return.

One common strategy is to implement temperature checks at the front door. While not perfect, temperature checks can weed out the most obvious of Covid-19 cases. Still, for venues that typically have large crowds, trying to do mass temperature checks can be an overwhelming undertaking. In these situations, the handheld temperature readers aren’t a perfect solution.

On Thursday, IntraEdge and Pyramid Computer said they are working with Intel on a possible solution that leverages existing screeing and privacy technology that the companies manfuacture.

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Tech Brief – Temperature Elevated & Body Temperature EBT

Tech Brief Thermal Imaging

The rush for temperature check and elevated body temperature is still going strong. Like any other technology though there are different solutions with different accuracy and different application extensions.  Instead of touch technology terms such as PCap or SAW we now talk in terms of thermopiles and thermal imaging cameras.  Pixels are still the determining factor ironically enough even between those two technologies. With touch technologies we have even entered new territory with “Touchless Touchscreens”. Reminds me of interactive digital signage.

Another great source of information on thermal sensing is FAQ by 22Miles. 22MILES Thermo Sensing FAQ-converted-compressed

Thermal Camera Imaging – Plain English

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The advantage of thermal cameras — look at this purely from a physics and physiological point of view. Take the thermal image from a face below. The colors represent the temperature distribution across my face. Would you agree that the thermal landscape is rather complex? The spread of temperatures is quite dramatic.

If you now take a pyrometer with a single pixel and measure a 1 inch or 2 inch region of my face, you will measure the AVERAGE temperature of that region. Even if the accuracy of that device is +/- 1C it doesn’t matter. This has to do with optics. If we focus thermal radiation with different energy levels onto the same detector element, we end up with an AVERAGE. 

Mathematically, the average will be lower than the max. temperature. Hence, this is the largest source of error, using these sort of detectors. That is why a thermal camera with 320 x 240 detector elements (pixels) is far superior to any single element or 32×32 pixel sort of detector. It doesn’t matter who makes it. Simple physics!

The way these manufacturers test the accuracy of their sensors is to point them at a black body. That surface temperature of that black body (calibration source) is UNIFORM and at least as large as the measurement region of that detector. A human face is anything but uniform as you can see below. So looking at their accuracy specification for this application is pointless, as it ignores the spatial resolution requirement for accurately resolving the temperature variations of the human face. This is the same problem with using forehead thermometers. As these tend to also just have a single detector in them.

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Take the example. we took a small region from the face and zoom in. This would be one pixel of one of the detectors you sent to us. You can see the pixels of the thermal camera clearly measuring all temperatures present. The thermal camera would report 97.3F in that region.

If that is the pixel size of one of the low cost detectors – these temperatures would be averaged. (92.6+91.2+95.8+97.3)/4= 94.2F  A 3 degree error! In other words, the low resolution sensor would have missed that person.

Again – this has nothing to do with brand bias – it is Physics/Optics/Math related.

Thermal Camera Imaging Technical

Elevated Body Temperature Screening – Read this, before buying a Thermal Camera

Elevated body temperature screening. This article discusses six topics you need to know before buying a thermal camera. There are so many options out there, it can quickly can overwhelming. Especially when you have no background in using thermal cameras for elevated body temperature screening or “EBT”.

This “6 Things you need to know before buying a thermal camera for elevated body temperature screening” article and accompanying video is intended for readers that are in the research and decision making process. Which thermal camera screening solution is right for me?

I have witnessed about 30 new “solutions” and entire new companies enter the market, just in the past two month alone. There is so much misinformation out there and so many false claims, that I felt compelled to write this article and make this video. The COVID-19 crisis has brought out the best in people and unfortunately also the worst.

A lot of companies are currently investing significant sums of money into technology they do not understand the first thing about. A lot of vendors out there didn’t even know how a thermal camera worked two months ago and are now calling themselves experts.

Elevated body temperature screening (EBT) not only requires an in depth understanding about thermography, but also a solid understanding of physiological effects of the human body. In particular, how the body thermally regulates.

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Some companies promote their solutions as “fever screening” cameras. This is a misleading statement, since no thermal camera has ever been cleared by the FDA for fever screening.

These cameras can merely detect a variation in skin surface temperature. My name is Markus Tarin, and I am the President & CEO of MoviTHERM – Advanced Thermography Solutions.

I have spent the past 20 years developing thermal imaging systems for industry and research. Never before have I seen such a frenzy and unethical business practices when it comes to thermal cameras being offered for elevated body temperature screening.

When I started to learn about thermal imaging technology, back in the 90s, it took a go six months to get a fundamental understanding about the infrared spectrum, heat radiation, conduction, convection, emissivity, reflectivity, transmissivity and all the other fancy physical effects that influence the accuracy of a thermographic measurement.

So I empathize with so many of you out there trying to make an “informed” purchase decision within a very short period of time. Many of you may not even have an engineering background, let alone the ability to interpret technical specifications of thermal cameras. Now add to this the complexity of human physiology and how the body’s thermoregulation may skew the results of an optical instrument used for temperature measurement.

The reality is that you won’t have enough time to properly understand enough about these subject matters to truly make an educated and sound decision. What you are left with, is often the marketing literature of the solution provider. And their whole purpose is to play into the panic and fear around this subject matter to sell you their solution.

I felt compelled to share my knowledge and help educate people on this topic. For that purpose, I have put together six topics and boiled them down to the essentials. Hopefully people will find some value in this. This article is not meant to be an exhaustive “training course” or white paper by any stretch of the imagination. Rather, it is meant to convey some basic concepts to separate the marketing hype from technical facts.

Topic# 1 – How does a Thermal Camera work?

A thermal camera captures the radiated infrared energy from the surface of a solid object. The captured energy is then mathematically converted to a temperature reading. The temperature reading of each pixel of the camera is then being associated with a color, representing a temperature.

The absolute accuracy of a thermal camera depends on many factors. Considering all factors (Emissivity, spatial resolution, detector and system noise, temperature drift etc.), the expected accuracy of these cameras is no better than ±2° Celsius or ±3.6 °Fahrenheit. It technically can’t be better, unless you are placing the thermal camera into a very tightly controlled thermal chamber under laboratory conditions.

This is due to the fact that the image detector in the camera, the lens and the electronics warm up and create a temperature drift. Without active temperature compensation, this drift is a large contributing factor to the achievable accuracy on these cameras. All the cameras that are being offered for elevated body temperature screening are based on microbolometer type detectors.

Micro-Bolometer Pixel

Micro-Bolometer Pixel

I have to get technical – sorry…
I have seen marketing literature lately, that claim a camera accuracy of +/- 0.5C without the use of an external black body i.e. calibrated temperature reference source. They back up the claim with the fact that the entire calibrated temperature range was optimized for human body temperature, rather than the typical 170C to 350C range of typical thermal cameras. It is true that using a smaller dynamic range potentially helps with accuracy. However, this also requires a higher degree of amplification. With amplification comes additional noise. If the detector has an NETD of 0.05k (50mK) at 30C. The best theoretical accuracy achievable is about 10 times NETD. So 0.05K x 10 = 0.5K or 0.5C, ignoring all other error sources. Typical dynamic ranges of microbolometer detectors require a 14bit analog to digital converter. So, in order to make use of the largely reduced dynamic range, one would have to amplify the signal from the detector. This will also amplify the detector noise and hence will affect the achievable accuracy negatively. None of this helps and none of this deals with the temperature drift problem.

Takeaway: Achieving an accuracy of 0.5C with a microbolometer detector based camera requires one of two things:

– Active cooling and temperature control of the lens, the detector and signal electronics, which none of these have OR
– Using a external temperature reference source (aka black body, that is stabilized to better than +/- 0.5C)

Topic# 2 – What can a Thermal Camera detect?

A thermal camera can only detect, measure and document the variations of skin surface temperatures.

It cannot detect or diagnose any of the following:

  • If somebody has a fever or not
  • If somebody is sick or healthy
  • If somebody has an infection of any kind
  • If somebody is contagious or not

A diagnostic decision can only be rendered by a healthcare professional, using other FDA approved methods (fever thermometer, blood test, viral tests etc.)

A thermal camera used for this application requires an FDA 510k clearance. With such a clearance, it can be used as an “adjunct” screening tool for skin surface temperature measurements. It shall never be used on its own to render any diagnostic decision.

Topic# 3 – How to properly measure elevated body temperature?

Thermal image of tear duct for elevated body temperature screening

  • Body temperature is correlated closest at the inner canthus/tear duct.
  • Measuring skin surface temperatures anywhere else in the face, will not work properly.
  • Eye-wear will obstruct the tear ducts and must be removed
  • Person should be standing still at a fixed distance to the camera
  • The inner canthus should be covered by a sufficient number of camera pixels to allow for an accurate measurement. (At a minimum 3 x 3 pixels, ideally more)

Topic# 4 – What camera pixel resolution do I need?

  • The tear duct area is about 5mm. We need at a minimum 3 pixels to cover that region for an accurate measurement.
  • 5mm / 3 pixels = 1.6mm/pixel
  • Using a thermal camera with 320 pixels, we can capture an image size of 320 pixels x 1.6mm/pixel = 512 mm [~ 20 inches]
  • Using a camera with 160-pixel resolution, we are left with an image size of ~10 inches.
  • Therefore, pointing a camera into a crowd to detect elevated body temperature will not work.
  • Assuming an image size of 5 feet, it would require a thermal camera with >12 Megapixels and these do not exist.

Topic# 5 – Reference black body vs. reference population

  • There are two legitimate measurement setups available for elevated body temperature measurement.
  • One uses an external black body reference to increase the accuracy of the measurement to about ±0.5° Celsius or better.

Reference black body for elevated body temperature screening

  • The other one uses a relative comparison of skin surface temperatures (baseline group)
  • Both setups are valid and require a manual correction from time to time to account for external factors that are impacting the thermoregulation of the human body.
  • Thermoregulation is the ability of the human body to keep its inner core temperature stable.
  • Core body temperature is: 36.4–37.1 °C (97.5–98.8 °F)
  • The body will either try to conserve energy or try to get rid of excess energy to maintain its ideal core temperature.
  • This results in increased or decreased skin surface temperatures, as the skin is the
    interface to the environment.

Topic# 6 – Which solution can I trust?

  • Be aware of “ambulance chasers”. More than 30 new solutions and companies have been created in the past two months.
  • Work only with reputable companies with a proven track record.
  • How long has the solution they are selling been on the market? Was it successfully used during previous pandemics, such as SARS & Swine Flu?
  • Be aware of false camera accuracy claims.
  • Be aware of fully automated systems.
  • Be aware of low-cost solutions.
  • Do not buy a solution that claims to be able to scan more than one person at a time. (Crowd scanning).
  • Be aware of false claims in marketing literature and websites.
    (i.e. Fever detection, avoids spreading infection, any diagnostic claims, keeping you safe etc.)
  • Not all thermal cameras and solutions are created equal!

So, what is an example of a trustworthy solution?

FLIR A320 Tempscreen for elevated body temperature screening

  • FLIR A320 Tempscreen
  • Originally developed for previous pandemics, such as SARS, Swine Flu etc.
  • Installed thousands of times around the world at airports, public buildings etc.
  • Proven solutiontried and tested.
  • FDA 510k Clearance for skin surface temperature measurements
  • Manufactured by the world’s largest manufacturer of thermal camera – FLIR Systems, Inc

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    Temperature Sensor Solution

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To meet the new challenges COVID-19 and other viruses present in public spaces, TempDefend TM is 22MILES latest innovation. As a component of our suite of Protection as a Service TM solutions 22MILES TempDefend TM thermo-sensing technology leverages a combination of camera technology, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated sensors, and dynamic machine learning algorithms to aid in the prevention of viral spread. TempDefend is the ideal plug-and-play solution that allows businesses and employers to rebuild consumer/ employee confidence and safety as stay-at-home orders and restrictions ease around the world

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Why TempDefend?

Protecting yourself, your staff, and other visitors and patrons from the spread of contagious diseases begin with identifying, quarantining, and treating infected individuals. TempDefend’s thermal sensor technology provides an accurate and affordable solution to alert individuals of heightened temperature (possible infection) status while protecting others in and around your facilities. 22MILES TempDefend can capture analytics that ensures your operational, compliance, and HR requirements (optional client consent). AI enabling of response customization, analytics, networking, and synchronizing of TempDefend anomaly alerts, as well as compliance logs for legal audit trails, are available.

TempDefend TM is compatible with your own sensor hardware or 22M suggested/provided sensors.

TempDefend Protection as a Service TM  Packages

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TempDefend can be customized to the needs of your organization. Packages available include:

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A La Carte Features available include:

  • Facial Recognition integration with employee database for check-in,
  • Facial Recognition integration with Access Control systems

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