Workswell is well known for advanced thermal imaging cameras, which are used, for example, in thermal power plant applications, building monitoring, in industrial production and in many other areas. The systems are developed and produced in the EU.
Due to the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Workswell has developed a plug-and-play solution for an automated real-time thermal screening of persons and groups of persons for increased body temperature. When a person with increased body temperature passing (e.g. due to an infection by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) this is detected and visible on the video.
The thermal camera Workswell MEDICAS allows to measure the temperature of the human skin and is therefore effective when the body temperature increases for instance due to virus infection. If the human temperature (measured on the surface) exceeds 37°C, it may be an overheating of the body or a defensive reaction of the immune system to the infection of the organism (here the surface temperature can rise up to 4°C, ie. to 41°C).
It is clear that the system is not specific to coronavirus, but will generally help identify people with fever, as a result of each infection (whether relatively harmless or as severe as SARS , MERS, Ebola, bird flu etc.).
Although it is of course not possible for the infrared camera to detect infected in the non-symptomatic phase of the disease, finding people with clinical manifestations of the disease helps reduce the infection pressure in the population.