Scientist Jacob Gitman created a patent for a safe temperature measuring device. The device is a contactless infrared thermometer equipped with a laser pointer. It is spot-positioned on the operator’s head and is operated at a safe distance from the subject to provide a remote temperature reading.
As the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe, it created a need for new measures to prevent spreading the virus. The development of the contactless infrared thermometer came at a much-needed time in human history.
Measuring the temperature of the human body at various public checkpoints is an essential step in minimizing potential carriers of the disease. Scientist Jacob Gitman created a contactless infrared thermometer which is a versatile and practical instrument.
How it works
The operator is equipped with a contactless infrared thermometer and a transparent protective face shield . The remote temperature measuring module is securely mounted with a headband and a spring clip. The operator can see where the laser is pointed as it creates a spot on the subject’s forehead.
The device is hands-free activated by the operator via a remote temperature measuring module by pressing a button. When the module is activated, the contactless thermometer detects infrared radiation intensity from the subject. This process begins automatically and measures the blood-heat of the subject. The measurement is translated into a temperature reading of the subject by a microprocessor. Wires inside of a semi-rigid conduit then transmit the reading as a digital signal. The operator can read the digitally displayed results.
The device accurately detects high temperatures associated with fever, without the need for close contact, and displays the results in real-time, providing a fast and effective method for detection.
The thermometer will help staff at checkpoints to determine whether the subject should be allowed entry based on their body temperature at entry points to places including:
- Sports facilities
- Medical centers.
- Shopping malls.
- Grocery stores and other retailers.
- Educational buildings.
- Airports and other travel checkpoints.
- Government buildings.
- Military bases.
- Entertainment facilities.
- Other areas where public gatherings take place.
The device can also be used in medical facilities such as test centers, hospitals, clinics, vaccination sites, dental offices, and other such facilities. As there is no physical contact with the subject while the temperature is measured, the operator is safer.
More info about this patent by Jacob Gitman – https://patents.justia.com/patent/10895506