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WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- An infrared camera that uses thermal imaging to screen people who may have a disease could help health officials put a stop to the H1N1 flu epidemic.
Wilsonville-based FLIR Systems creates cameras that use thermal imaging to detect a person's body temperature. A person with a higher body temperature could be running a fever, which is a common symptom of the H1N1 flu.
After the camera picks out a "hot person" in a crowd, the person can be tested to see if they have an infectious disease.
South Korean Health Welfare and Family Affairs Minister Jeon Jae-hee, left, and a quarantine officer check a thermal camera monitoring the body temperature of passengers arriving from overseas against the possible infection of swine flu at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
Thermal scanners are now being used at Australian airports to identify possible swine flu cases.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by DaddyBare
So what's the alternative then?
It's better than nothing isn't it?
Originally posted by DaddyBare
to much error in that system and that to could cause problems