SANTA BARBARA, Ca. – Seek Scan is a thermal scanning solutions that meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for initial body temperature assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As U.S. businesses reopen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has formally released its recommendations to create safe and healthy workplaces to protect workers and visitors. Within its guidelines, the CDC encourages employers and building operators to consider conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks (e.g., symptoms and/or temperature screening) of employees before they enter the work site.
For businesses and institutions looking for highly affordable temperature scanning capabilities, Seek Thermal offers Seek Scan, a thermal imaging system designed to quickly automate body temperature screening using skin temperature as a proxy.
Seek Scan is specifically designed and calibrated to deliver accurate skin temperature measurements while enabling social distancing protocols. In a few seconds, the system
automatically detects a face, identifies the most reliable facial features for measurement, and displays an alert if the readings are warmer than the customizable alarm temperature.
“Thermal imaging systems are an important singular component of a broader strategy to create safer and healthier environments as we reopen our country,” said Bill Parrish, co-founder and chief technical officer of Seek Thermal. “There is plenty of ongoing discussion about the technology’s capabilities. The position of Seek Thermal is that products such as Seek Scan can provide an initial assessment of a person’s body temperature and should follow FDA guidelines by meeting the accuracy specification, including a reference heat source (black body) and be made for single person screening at a fixed distance. While thermal imaging is not a total solution for
detecting anyone with COVID-19, the technology can help detect elevated temperatures and provide safer environments for businesses and other gathering places.”
Parrish notes products such as Seek Scan should not be used to diagnose COVID-19 or any other disease or condition.