Shenzhen Government Online
New long-range temperature device unveiled
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2020-03-05 09:03

A research team at Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) has developed a body temperature-measuring device that uses infrared thermal imaging technology to detect a person’s surface temperature, Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

This device, in contrast to thermometer guns that use infrared sensors to detect body temperature, can obtain body temperature data at longer ranges that are more reliable, faster, and can be done without making contact with people’s skin.

This contactless body temperature-measuring device can work autonomously. No staff are needed to operate it, nor do passers-by need to pause for screening.

The device will emit a voice alarm upon detecting individuals with an abnormal body temperature. An image of their face will also be simultaneously captured and recorded.

The same protocol is also applied when people are found not wearing a face mask.

It is said that after the COVID-19 outbreak, SZTU immediately encouraged its researchers to help fight the virus by initiating relevant studies.

Researchers successfully developed this device Feb. 28, which according to the university took only 18 days. At present, the device is in use on the SZTU campus.