Thai-made thermal face scanning device in development
Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) are cooperating in the development of a compact facial thermal scanning device, which will be capable of accurately scanning the temperatures of several people simultaneously.
The device, called the “u Therm-FaceSense”, can measure the precise temperatures of several people at a time from a distance of 1.5 metres, even if they are wearing face masks. Results are produced in a tenth of a second.
The portable device can easily be installed in hospitals, schools, shopping malls, rail stations or any other location.
According to NECTEC, the price will be affordable and will help reduce Thailand’s dependency on similar imported products.
The device is currently being fine-tuned and 40 units are expected to be in use soon.