In our last article, we explained what thermography is and the different ways it can be used.
In this article, we would like to show you how infrared detector manufacturers like LYNRED are helping diagnose potential cases of Covid-19 to slow the spread of the disease.
Actually, infrared thermography can be used to detect elevated body temperature (fever), making it a useful tool in diagnosing potential infections. In the case of the Covid-19 pandemic, thermal cameras cannot detect infection or the virus itself, but rather the elevated body temperature that can indicate a person is ill. Infrared thermography cameras are valuable diagnostic tools. These easy-to-use and unobtrusive devices can rapidly and reliably detect elevated body temperature without physical contact.
As a designer and manufacturer of thermal imaging sensors, LYNRED is a key stakeholder in the production of these types of cameras. LYNRED has been active on the thermography market for more than 25 years. The quality of LYNRED products has been proven in previous epidemics: SARS in 2001, H1N1 in 2009, and Ebola in 2014. LYNRED is the supplier of choice of leading thermography solutions providers worldwide.
The company offers a wide range of thermal detectors in formats ranging from 80x80 format to XGA format and pitches of 17 µm and 12 µm. LYNRED’s products include the M80, Pico160, Pico384, Pico640, Atto320, Atto640, and Pico1024.
The 320x240 pixel and larger formats are particularly well-suited to measuring temperatures for Covid-19 detection purposes. These detectors offer sufficient resolution to ensure precision temperature measurements from the faces of the people being monitored.
In addition, they are very stable and highly sensitive and are easy to calibrate. This is especially important when manufacturing cameras for thermography: Precise calibration is required to ensure the most accurate temperature measurements possible. Temperature differences of less than 0.1 degree can be detected in the thermal image generated. The extremely uniform behavior of each pixel is what makes the devices so easy to calibrate.
In addition, LYNRED detectors are particularly well-suited to rapid screening in public places. This is because they operate at very high frequencies (in excess of 60 Hz), which makes them very responsive.
LYNRED employees remain committed to manufacturing our infrared detectors and delivering them worldwide to the manufacturers of the thermography cameras used to scan public and private buildings like airports, train stations, supermarkets, and businesses.
LYNRED is bringing its core values to the fight against Covid-19: Preserve and protect with the power of infrared technology.