In 2003, OPGAL was first in the market to employ thermal imaging cameras to measure the skin temperature of airline passengers passing through SARS-affected regions. People exhibiting elevated skin temperatures, which may indicate a fever, could then be isolated for further evaluation to determine the cause. Similar quarantine procedures may help minimize the spread of the Corona Virus outbreak.
This product is not a diagnostic tool. It cannot detect if an individual is sick – only if he or she has elevated body temperature. A suspected individual should be checked with a medically approved measurement method – such as a thermometer.