Can thermal cameras be used to diagnose a virus or an infection? The quick answer to this question is no, but thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect Elevated Body Temperature, which is a medically accepted symptom and identifier of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)
In light of the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which is now officially a pandemic, society is deeply concerned about the spread of infection and seeking tools to help slow and ultimately stop the spread of the virus. Thermavis cameras can be used as an preliminary non-contact screening tool in high human traffice locations or on a individual access basis.
Quick non-invasive thermal screening is one method of identifing potential carriers of the virus, and therefore by denying access reducing the risk of the spread of the virus in the workplace, retail or leisure facility.
General guidance recommends, if the temperature of the skin in key areas (especially the corner of the eye and forehead) is above average temperature, then the individual may be selected for additional screening or virus-specific diagnostic tests.