A Pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has directed seven airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata to make arrangements for screening of passengers arriving from China in the wake of outbreak of an infection caused by a new strain of virus there. Airlines flying in from any airport in China including Hong Kong have been asked to make in-flight announcements requesting passengers with a history of fever and cough and travel to Wuhan city in the past 14 days.
The action plan includes thermal screening of passengers to be undertaken. By Feb 2020, The Accuopt was the first on the Indian market employ a thermal imaging camera to measure skin temperature, which may indicate the presence of fever in human body Accuopt introduces high accuracy Thermal Camera Fever Detection System (FeverSENS) to help tackle the spreading of deadly Corona virus. AccuOpt Supplied FeverSENS system to Seoul Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and in the Indian market. FeverSENS can be installed at Airports, Railway stations, Offices and any other places with large public gatherings.
The software can detect people with high fever, can raise an alarm and record the thermal and visual images. It is available in 384 x 288 Pixels resolution. It works at wavelength range from 8 – 14 μm. The modular thermal image processing FeverSENS software is designed to provide a view of thermal image in real time.
FeverSENS Software process the real time Thermal images and video. It detects any person with higher then the normal temperature. It stores the image and alerts to authorized person. FeverSENS software is configured at threshold temperature and provides an alarm indication when the target temperature rises above the threshold temperature.
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