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Temperature Kiosk Commentary

As government and corporate America develop post-COVID-19 action plans for responsibly reopening the country, some businesses are scrambling to keep up with the demand for thermal cameras, which many believe can help identify novel coronavirus cases via elevated temperature detection.

We see many RFPs from governmental agencies for temperature and thermal sensing devices.  Federal such FEMA and the Veterans Administration among them.

There are also several pitfalls and challenges with this technology when it comes to detecting somebody with an elevated body temperature. Things that can affect the accuracy of the measurement are:

  • Makeup
  • Physiological Stress
  • Sweating
  • Insufficient Camera Resolution
  • Measuring the wrong location on the face
  • Not using a reference black body for calibration
  • Using the wrong camera
  • Subject motion

Some observations:

  • The fact that the key measurement is temperature would seem to imply that the manufacturer has a superior device or at least a documented device. Does your supplier describe the sensor for you, or do they provide specifications?
  • Some solutions utilizing non-FDA-approved devices in the cause of health condition check have been withdrawn due to potential liability issues the device manufacturer might be subjected to.
  • Does the camera support a black body calibration?
  • Cameras have a NETD factor which is basically the noise floor it will factor and then read the signal. Almost like squelch discrimminators in RF radios. Being able to filter noise out from the measurement is crucial. What is the factor and spec?
  • ADA and height can be a factor — Some solutions provide AI which automatically detects the face and focuses. Others will not.
  • Reflected light impacts the measurement. In junior high I entered the Science Fair and for my project I demonstrated Albedo.  A black man or a hispanic or a white person can all measure differently.
  • Are you reading body temperature or facial temperature.

In conclusion, the most important questions to ask a potential supplier are:

  • What is the spatial resolution?
  • How long has your solution/camera been on the market?
  • Has your solution been used successfully during the SARS outbreak?
  • What is the ideal distance to subject during screening?
  • Does your camera have a 510k approval?
  • How many pixels?

Temperature Sensor Device Examples

  • Industrial infrared temperature sensors are inexpensive and used everywhere in home and industrial. Your microwave for example.  They read surface temperature if aimed properly and clean and calibrated (all sensors require cleaning and calibration)
    • The Heimann sensor is the first we encountered. The HPTA32x32 (64 pixel) “thermopile array”.
    • Melexis makes several models (all TO-39)
    • Mitsubishi, Elo and many others make these.
    • They have been adapted for reading temperatures of foreheads basically and are at the low end of the accuracy scale.
    • None of these are FDA approved or submitted.
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras
    • These are a whole magnitude higher weight-class.  Several of them are specifically designed for reading elevated body temperature.
    • FLIR is the manufacturer most used.  They have several which certified by FDA and others submitted.
    • Another option is ICI though there are some questions on FDA 510 (we cannot locate them) as well as some components used.

Peerless-AV Launches New Health Protocol Solutions

Peerless-AV has announced today the launch of its newest health protocol solutions to assist businesses with public health and safety needs.

The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts, that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real time.

These new health solutions are made in the USA and available for immediate deployment in a variety of settings, such as corporate, retail, hospitality, education, transit and more.


Peerless-AV® Creates Multiple Health Protocol Solutions to Assist with Occupancy Control, Temperature Sensing, and more

New solutions, from tabletop and floor stands, to small and large format integrated kiosks that are completely customizable to assist businesses with public health and safety needs

AURORA, Ill. – June 11, 2020 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to share the availability of new solutions for public health preparedness and viral transmission prevention. The new products include an Occupancy Control Kiosk, three variations of Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosks, as well as Temperature Sensor Tabletop and Floor Stand Mounts that will allow businesses to communicate and implement proper health standards in real time. These new health protocol solutions are made in the USA and available for immediate deployment in a variety of settings, such as corporate, retail, hospitality, education, transit and more.

“We took the time to research what type of solutions were needed to keep both employees and customers safe and satisfied,” said Brian McClimans, VP Sales, Peerless-AV. “We looked into a variety of different studies, surveyed consumers and had detailed discussions with our current customers to develop these products, and we firmly believe these solutions will become a part of prevention protocols all industries are implementing as the country begins to reopen.”

Peerless-AV’s lightweight and durable Temperature Sensor Stand Mounts (THR-100-COUNTER, THR-200-STAND) are offered for tabletop or floor applications. With installer-friendly features, such as internal cable management and clearance holes in the base to secure the mount to a surface or leave free-standing for quick reposition, these mounts are designed to support an 8″ temperature sensor tablet (not included). Once the stand is paired with a self-service, non-contact temperature screening tablet, it will alert individuals of heightened temperature status.

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Peerless-AV is also offering three new small-format, indoor Kiosks for public spaces. The first version of the Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosk (THR-300) is integrated with a 22″ display, as well as non-touch, thermal sensing TempDefendTM Protection Basic Software from 22Miles. The second option of the Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosk (THR-400) is integrated with a 21.5″ Mimo Monitors Display and digital signage software from Revel Digital, which provides detection within 3′ and temperature readings up to 18″. The third variation of the Temperature Sensing Digital Signage Kiosk (THR-500) comes with personal protection dispensers for refillable touch-free antibacterial foam dispenser, disposable gloves and facial tissues, and accommodates a 32″ display, FLIR temperature camera, as well as non-touch, thermal sensing TempDefendTM Protection Basic Software from 22Miles.

These small format, indoor kiosks feature a thermo-sensing system that 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, while also working as a dynamic digital signage solution when needed. The self-service, non-contact temperature screening system will alert individuals of heightened temperature status as they enter the premise, alleviating customer and staff concerns. It will also capture analytics that confirm operational compliance and Human Resource requirements.

The ongoing concern for public health has further emphasized the need for regulating the flow of foot traffic in public places. To aid businesses worldwide, in managing customer and employee access to keep everyone healthy and comply with new regulations, Peerless-AV has partnered with Navori Labs to introduce a new, completely integrated digital signage solution for occupancy control. The Occupancy Control Kiosk (THR-600) is integrated with a display, Navori Labs QL 2.2 Digital Signage Software, media player, and web camera. This indoor, portrait kiosk regulates foot traffic at each point of entry and detects if a visitor is wearing a mask, while also displaying dynamic digital messaging, such as rules, instructions, wait times, promotions, and other information.

While these standard kiosk solutions are available, Peerless-AV also offers customization options to create unique solutions that help businesses meet their specific requirements and margins. Peerless-AV kiosks are customizable in every way – from the choice of integrated technology to custom paint and vinyl wraps. Through offering the ability to adapt and equip businesses with a customized solution to address health concerns, Peerless-AV hopes that more businesses are able to operate safely.

Peerless-AV Introduces Health Protocol Solutions from Peerless-AV on Vimeo.

“Peerless-AV is committed to providing businesses with a variety of solutions to choose from that will allow them to communicate and implement proper health protocols to protect their employees and their visitors alike. It was also very important for us to develop a versatile product that can be repurposed into a dynamic digital signage device should temperature sensing no longer be required,” said Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President, Peerless-AV. “These new health protocol solutions are ideal for corporate, public transit, retailers, stadiums and beyond. Customers can expect these new offerings to meet a variety of needs with the same level of support you have come to expect from Peerless-AV.”

In addition to these new solutions, Peerless-AV has also been involved in several global projects designing health protocol solutions, such as the recently launched bundled Digital Signage Solutions from Peerless-AV, as well partnering with LG to provide businesses with bundled Health Protocol Solutions.

Please contact a Peerless-AV Sales Representative for more information: www.peerless-av.com/pages/sales-contacts

For more product detail information about the new solutions for public health preparedness and viral prevention, please visit: www.peerless-av.com/pages/health-protocol-solutions

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, including outdoor displays and TVs, complete integrated kiosks, video wall mounting systems, professional carts and stands, and more. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

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TDSTOUCH introduces a contactless temperature measurement intelligent identification terminal

Most agree that the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate
mobile commerce and contactless approaches. In response to the global COVID-19 virus prevention and control,  TDS has developed a revolutionary technology, contactless temperature measurement intelligent identification terminal.

In many businesses, hospitals and retailers, temperature screening of employees and visitors is already necessary to stop the virus.

Temperature-sensing kiosks can help
prevent crises and optimize return to business as employees and guests return to work and entertainment venues.

Features

  • Available in 10.1 “and 15.6” widescreen sizes
  • Zero Bezel design, with an all-metal casing
  • RK3288 quad-core processor with primary frequency of 1.8gh
  • Two options — touch and non-touchscreen
  • Body infrared sensor light control to save power and energy
  • The temperature detector with detection distance <1 m and temperature tolerance ±0.3℃
  • Temperature display with support, warning of exceeding temperature
  • USB extension interface, supporting the extension IC card reader and RFID
  • Support version 7.1 and below of Android operating system
  • Support floor-to-ceiling and wall-mounted brackets

Please consult us for more information.
Website:www.ustdstouch.com
Email:info@tdstouch.com

Temperature Check – 22MILES Thermal Sensing FAQ

22MILES Thermal Sensing FAQ

22miles logo scrape FAQ  22MILES Thermal Sensing FAQ  Rev 3.1, 05/11/2020

What’s Thermal Sensing?

Thermal Sensing leverages a thermometer that measures temperature or a temperature gradient. A thermometer has a temperature sensor in which some change occurs with a change in temperature and converts this change into a numerical value.

What’s an Infrared Thermometer

An infrared thermometer is a non-contact thermometer that infers temperature from a portion of the thermal radiation, sometimes called black-body radiation emitted by the object being measured. By knowing the amount of infrared emitted by the item and its emissivity, the object’s temperature can often be determined within a specific range of its actual temperature. Infrared thermometers are a subset of devices known as “thermal radiation thermometers.”
Sometimes, especially near ambient temperatures, readings may be subject to error due to the reflection of radiation from a hotter body—even the person holding the instrument— rather than radiated by the object being measured, and to an incorrectly assumed emissivity.

What are we testing?

We are testing the skin temperature, not the fever inside the body. Please also note when visitors walk into a building from cold weather, their skin is below their body temperature, while it could be much higher if visitors just suntanned on the beach.

What are the technologies and difference?

There are mainly two types of infrared thermometer sensors available: thermopile and thermal cam.

Thermopile is an economical solution. It’s been used widely for forehead temperature guns for close distance testing. The thermopile sensor is sensitive to distance and typically requires short distance, like 1.5ft, for testing. This distance sometime could be too tight for public area use. Another limitation is that the sensor tests a tiny fraction of skin as it works like a laser beam – visitors cannot wear a hat or have to adjust their standing height to fit the face mask on the screen. The main benefit is a lower cost of the sensor, one fifth to one-tenth of a primary Thermal Cam sensor.
Thermal cam is a higher-end solution and usually support 5,000 testing points at a time, this equals to roughly 6ft-12ft wide area within 15ft. The higher resolutions, the larger sizes can be tested.

What sensors does 22M support?

22M doesn’t manufacture any thermal sensor. We aim to support as many brands of sensors as possible to help minimize global supply chain issues.

22M, after numerous research, by default ships FLIR sensors. FLIR Systems is the world’s largest commercial company specializing in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components, and imaging sensors. FLIR, based in Wilsonville, Oregon, is a component of the S&P 500 index with annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion annually as of 2014.

22M also has finished support sensors from a few other vendors.

What’s the value of 22M Thermo Sensing Systems?

The first topic ever about Thermo Sensing is: what’s the accuracy. FLIR’s most sensors, from FLIR ONE to E95, has the same accuracy level at ±2°C (±3.6°F) for ambient temperature 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F). That means 38°C (100.4°F) with ±2°C (±3.6°F) would cove most common body temperature, and we need something better. 22M team works on Machine Learning algorithms to train the system for calibration and reduce drifting.

22M, with 12-year digital signage and interactive software experience for all industries, has also developed several applications tailored for the US market. 22M has DoD and other security certifications to guarantee particular data has been well taken care of per each customer’s unique requirements.

Figure 1. Raw logs of our lab monitoring of black-body source in different temperature

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What’s the accuracy?

The accuracy depends on each sensor supported. As well as, How many training parameters have been taken into consideration in the delivery package. Without room temperature and humidity accessory, FLIR sensor can be ±0.3°C (±5.5°F) at 20°C (68°F) and 40% RH at 4ft distance. If your facility has a very different ambient environment, please let us know, and we will work on a unique training environment for you.

In a multi-user tracking scenario, we would recommend including a black-body source (temperature reference).

Can 22M further improve the accuracy?

Yes, 22M is working on delivering room temperature and humidity sensors. Once available, this would be added to the default delivery package. Existing customers can request an addon at a small cost.

Does 22M provide Calibration Feature in the software?

Yes, 22M provides a manual calibration interface in the software.

What’s the average body temperature?

Most people think an average body temperature is an oral temperature (by mouth) of 37°C (98.6°F). This is an average of normal body temperatures. Your normal temperature may be 0.6°C (1°F) or more above or below this. A forehead (temporal) scanner is usually 0.3°C (0.54°F) to 0.6°C(1.1°F) lower than an oral temperature.

Does 22M provide an option to adjust the temperature threshold in the software?

Yes, the system sets to 37.5°C (99.5°F) to ring the alarm. We do provide an interface to change this value to what you desire.

What is included?

22M has a core package of Thermo Cam + Software for any Windows Systems. Clients or partners have the option to purchase their kiosks, tablets, or all-in-one PCs or through 22M. 22M has a few hardware partners with verified systems that we recommend for this purpose. Android support will be ready soon.

Does the system have FCC?

Yes, all hardware parts/components used in the 22M default shipment has FCC.

Is the system FDA approved?

No. The device is for preliminary skin temperature screening but not for medical use. Please refer to the following link for details. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/classify-your-medical-device/how-determine-if-your-product-medical-device

Temperature Kiosk – KMA

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 would look like. Perhaps, he suggests, it would look like testing the temperatures of all of the guests before they enter the theme parks.

“One of the things that we’re discussing already is that in order to return to some semblance of normal, people will have to feel comfortable that they’re safe,” Iger said in an interview with Barron’s. “Some of that could come in the form, ultimately, of a vaccine, but in the absence of that, it could come from basically, more scrutiny, more restrictions. Just as we now do bag checks for everybody that goes into our parks, it could be that at some point we add a component that takes people’s temperatures, as a for-instance.”

Twitter reaction to the idea of testing all visitors before they are allowed inside the parks was swift and decidedly negative.  Full article

Another industry looking to reassure is the airline travel industry.

“And when international aviation does start up again, there will be a need to protect and reassure passengers. Hand sanitizer will likely need to be available throughout the airport, including at boarding gates. “And there is evidence that temperature control at airports reassures passengers, even though it is only a partial solution,” says Powell. “Likewise, routinely wearing masks is contrary to WHO advice but passengers may prefer cabin crew to wear them initially.”  See article on reassuring passengers from iata.org


22Miles Temperature Taking Kiosk Solution

Orimary solution is the Thermal Sensing Solution that comes with extensive application options and supports Windows and Android.  Click here to see that information.

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22Miles

  • Available in 22”
  • Digital Signage content distribution through 22MILES platform
  • Body Temperature testing on the screen
  • Can be used at store entrance, hospital, corporate lobby, etc
  • Can integrate with guest check-in
  • Visit our site for more information

Olea Kiosks Temperature Sensing Kiosk

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.

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

  • 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
  • Reduce stress and anxiety for employees and guests.

Our Temperature Scanning Kiosk allows for efficient and accurate self-scanning of guests, patients, and employees as they enter your facility. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more or visit our webpage for temperature sensing kiosks.


Pyramid Health Kiosk for Temperature Verification

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Provides fast temperature sensing before allowing access to buildings and venues.  Easy, safe deployment including office, healthcare, transportation, leisure and retail environments 

 Freiburg, Germany, May 18 2020 – Pyramid Computer GmbH today announced the worldwide availability of its new polytouch® 32 curve – access control kiosk which automatically measures human body temperature as part of authorized personnel and visitor access to buildings and public areas.  See product here on Pyramid website.

By streamlining the flow of people through the kiosk, quick but very accurate contactless checks can determine if an individual is running a fever and therefore potentially has the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or possibly another virus or bacterial disease such as influenza. With the gradual easing of public lockdown measures and a return to work, the Pyramid polytouch® 32 curve kiosk helps businesses, institutions, public transportation and venue operators rapidly detect and reduce the potential spread of infection among employees, guests and visitors.


EvLite Temperature Check Kiosk

Evoke Temperature Check Kiosk Screen customers and staff at the point of entry using our contact free, automatic temperature check station.

  • Face detection, can remind a user to wear a mask if not already
  • < 3 second detection rate using infrared technology
  • Accurate to within +/- 0.50c
  • Clear call to action 15” screen
  • Totally autonomous and contact-free
  • Simple to deploy compact design
  • Can be custom branded for any organization
  • Send an email to Evoke Sales for more information
  • Visit Evoke Creative website

 


Insight Touch Temperature Screening

Insight Temperature Kiosk
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The non-contact temperature screening system is used to reopen the business and is more safety. Are you interested? Please feel free to email us: sales@insight-touch.com for more detail info.


Honeywell Thermal Imaging

The Honeywell ThermoRebellion temperature monitoring solution can be rapidly deployed at the entryway of a factory, airport, distribution center, stadium or other commercial buildings to quickly and efficiently identify whether personnel exhibit an elevated facial temperature. As individuals pass in front of a high-resolution, thermal imaging camera, their skin temperature is automatically detected within two seconds and displayed on an accompanying monitor.


Nanonation Temperature Kiosks

 Below are the links to Nanonation COVID-19 solutions, as well as a press release from our product launch.


Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. Temperature Kiosk

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The kiosks combine best-in-class technology components, including TES America touch technology, to provide a commercial-grade solution with a long lifecycle for the business marketplace. TES America General Manager Gene Halsey says, “We are pleased to be involved in such an important project when employers are looking for answers during this unusually challenging time.”

Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. President Mike Mayer added, “By combining our core competencies, Agile Force, TES America, and Frank Mayer and Associates are going to market with more than just a temperature screening kiosk. We’re solving the problem of health screening while also improving operational efficiencies for companies and enabling a safer, more engaged workforce.”

In partnership with Agile Force Inc. and TES America, LLC, we’re proud to introduce a full-service solution to the growing demand for remote temperature screening #kiosks. Read more about the contactless option designed to offer minimal disruption and promote privacy and safety. https://bit.ly/3cXFzxX
#temperaturemonitoring #temperaturekiosks #covid19

Visit Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. for more info.


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More Related Links

Contactless kiosk – temperature screening kiosks – Pyramid

Temperature Check – 22MILES Thermal Sensing FAQ

Tech Brief – Temperature Elevated & Body Temperature EBT

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