How is thermal imaging being used to detect COVID-19?

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Dubai Police have recently began equipping their officers with innovative smart helmets fitted with thermal imaging cameras designed to detect people running a high fever – a common symptom of COVID-19. The helmet can identify a high temperature from the safe distance of five meters and will send an automatic alert to the wearer if a fever is detected.

Some businesses in the U.S. are using similar thermal imaging technology to detect if customers or employees at their business have the COVID-19 symptom, which could help reopen the economy faster. Companies like Thermal Guardians have begun manufacturing these thermal imaging tools for use in public spaces such as airports, hospitals, residential communities, and businesses.

Watch this video from the Khaleej Times of the Dubai Police using the smart helmets:

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