The BIC-FS256 is an infrared thermal scanning camera which measures the body temperature. It uses infrared wavelength without any direct contact at effective distance of 0.3 to 2 meters and accuracy of 0.5’C. It can monitor live on a screen with a smart and patented AI technology for face detection and automatic alarm for some readings over a threshold, defined by the end user such as 37.6’C.
The IR thermal camera measures how much heat a person emits to his/her environment and shows an image with heatmap. This camera is way faster than a forehead temperature scanner.
Coronavirus increases the unemployment rate while Amazon offers more jobs. Amazon uses thermal cameras at warehouses to scan the fevers of employees as an indicator of coronavirus (Reuters, April 18, 2020). Once Coronavirus positive case is reported among staff of the company, it prompts some workers worry of their safety and even leave the job. Amazon Inc. used this camera and US States gave them green light to deliver the online ordered goods and products. Other companies and airports also use this method of screening.
Artificial intelligent (AI) equipped thermal camera replaces the forehead thermometer at the worker entrances. The camera detects the face using AI. Once a person is flagged by the camera, the company can use a second check of fever like forehead thermometer scanner for precise temperature. This is an international standard which requires the extra confirmation. This temperature check is obviously to support the health and safety of each company employees.
Thermal camera system is quick, precise and cost saving. Staff do not need to stop in front of a screen. The camera is attached to a laptop / PC and one employee at a far distance can monitor the results.