In current times, more than ever we need to be vigilant of fevers or virus’s and in turn the wellbeing of staff and customers in public areas.
In addition, we need to increase everyone’s confidence in knowing they are entering a safe environment.
Acrovision has released the AFS-100 Fever Screening Solution, which meets the ISO 80601-2-59:2017 standards for “Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Screening for Human Febrile Temperature”.
It has been designed to be extremely easy to install and use yet remain ultra-accurate in its results.
The system consists of a state-of-the-art high-resolution Thermal Imaging Camera, Feedback Monitor, plus the all important “Reference Box” that ensures the accuracy of +/-0.5 °C.
As an option, the AFS-100 offers a Data Collection bolt-on, which allows the use of Personnel ID cards to both trigger the camera and to log individual’s temperature measurements for further analysis or tailoring of results.
Acrovision are pleased to say that 10% of the profits from AFS-100 sales will be donated to the NHS.
In designing the solution, Acrovision analysed what the market needed and what was required to ensure the system was “fit-for-purpose” and gave the greatest chance of highlighting fever-like systems. With so many offerings suddenly appearing on the market potential buyers of such equipment should be asking themselves the following questions:
Q – Does the solution measure the temperature of a person’s Medial Canthus (tear duct region)?
A – If not, the result is not likely to be either accurate or consistent. Other parts of the face such as the forehead will vary considerably in temperature, subject to ambient environment. IR temperature measurement at the Medial Canthus is generally accepted as a region that offers the closest correlation to the core body temperature.
= AFS-100 targets the Medial Canthus area. It analyses every pixel (approx. 1.3mm) of this area and highlights the hottest region.
Q – What is the pixel resolution used in the solution?
A – The ISO Standard IEC80601-2-59 for “basic safety and essential performance of screening human febrile temperatures” calls for a minimum camera resolution of 340×240 pixels. This allows for accurate measurement of the small Medial Canthus area.
= AFS-100 uses a state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera with a resolution of 382×288 pixels. We use relevant lensing on the camera to make sure the optimum focus and region is achieved at approx. 1 meter away from the user.
Q – Does the solution use a “Reference Body / Black Body”
A – If not, although most IR cameras with microbolometer sensors are promoted today with accuracies of +/- 0.5 °C or better, these accuracies cannot be achieved without the use of a black body reference source. So be aware of systems that claim +/- 0.5 °C and do not use a reference. This claim is sometimes made by averaging out temperatures in the software and is therefore not as reliable. = AFS-100 uses a Reference Body which ensures the required accuracy regardless of changing ambient temperatures.
Q – Does the solution come with a certificate of calibration?
A – It is important for users to know that the equipment is accurate and reliable and built using calibration processes to National Metrology Institute standards.
= AFS-100 is sold with a certificate of calibration, validating the measurement made against a traceable 35 °C temperature reference source.
In summary, Acrovision believes the AFS-100 offers the optimum and most trust-worthy solution at a cost-effective price-point.
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