Company creates large-scale fever detection system

Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 06:08:17-04

You’re probably used to getting your temperature checked when you go to work or some stores, but one company is trying to change the way that works.

Instead of one person checking temperatures with a thermometer gun, Kogniz has designed a special camera that can measure temperatures of large groups of people and flag anyone with a fever.

It's already being used in a variety of settings, from office buildings to a movie studio, including some spots in Virginia and North Carolina.

CEO Daniel Putterman says it’s a more sustainable approach for the long-term.

"I just think that the more technology that we can put in place, more automation we can put in place - that's going to get us back to normal," Putterman said. "Because these light switch behaviors that we have in our country - on, off, on, off, that's not fixing it. Right? We see where we are in the United States, with respect to the pandemic, but if we can put tools into place to provide us with accurate information and then act on that data, we can really help to manage things."

The fever-detection camera is just one part of the technology they’ve created.

They’ve also designed tools to help with contact tracing and social distancing.