CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — A technology company is working on an innovative product that could help fight against the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses by checking their temperature.
The device is called Thermalpass and it's being developed by a Canadian company called the internet of things.
The fever-detecting equipment can be used on a large scale of people all at once. Their CEO and President Michael Lende says they've been working with engineers and scientists to get this device on the market as soon as possible.
The seven-foot system can take 400 temperature readings per second for every person that passes through it. It uses 20 medical-grade sensors that send an audible and visual alert when a higher than normal body temperature is detected.
“Anybody who is registering 98.6 or higher there will be a red light going off, and it will notify them. Whatever the public site is will take the protocol from them in terms of how they will deal with it,” said President and CEO Internet of Things Michael Lende.
The company says thermal pass is accurate within .2 degrees and is designed for entryways at shopping malls, schools, office buildings, airports, and other places where people gather.
Lende says the thermal pass is still in the final testing stages but expects it on the market in late September or early October.