Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Infrared System Screens Singapore Arrivals

Photonics.com
Apr 2003
SINGAPORE, April 17 -- An "infrared fever screening system" now greets passengers arriving at Changi airport from southern China and Hong Kong, two areas hardest hit by the SARS virus, Reuters reported yesterday.

The thermal-imaging thermometer, which automatically checks the temperature of air travelers as they step off the plane, is Singapore's latest weapon in combatting SARS.

"Walking through the sensor generates a heat-sensitive image. A burst of red dots on a computer screen depicts a fever and nurses stand ready to whisk passengers away for further tests," the Reuters article said.

The system, built by government-backed Singapore Technologies, was originally designed for military use.

Singapore officials told Reuters that Changi plans to install eight more walk-through heat sensors next week to screen passengers arriving from other SARS-hit regions including Canada, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The officials said the system doesn't slow the progress of disembarking.

"You just walk by it, and if you have a fever a red light will be beam," Albert Tjoeng, a spokesman at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, told Reuters.

For more information, visit: www.reuters.com


defenseheat-sensitiveinfrared fever screening systemNews & FeaturesSARS virusSensors & DetectorsSingapore Technologiesthermal-imaging thermometer

Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.