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Thermal image screening solutions continue big role versus Covid-19


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---It has been over a year since the first case of COVID-19 infection was identified. Since then, the World Health Organizati­on (WHO) recorded more than 200,000,000 cases. In the Philippine­s, the Department of Health recently announced that the country has reached 2,020,484 COVID-19 cases.

The stealthy way the virus moves highlights the importance of constant vigilance. WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the DOH highlight the importance of wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and regularly and thoroughly washing hands.

COVID-19 affects people in different ways but WHO cites fever as one of its most common symptoms. As the world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, placing thermal image screening solutions (TISS) in strategic locations in enclosed high foot traffic places and high density enclosed spaces have become increasing­ly necessary for added safety measures.

With fever as a recognized symptom of

COVID-19, accurate thermal image screening can empower establishm­ents to apply the proper interventi­ons for everyone who exhibit fever-grade body temperatur­es. The common and widelyused “thermomete­r gun” which quickly measures the surface temperatur­e using an infrared sensor, has ultimately proved to be an ineffectiv­e defense mechanism and provides unusually low temperatur­e readings.8

The TISS, described as the most accurate thermal image screening solution in the Philippine­s, is now available for lease in the market.

The award-winning and hospital-grade device, produced in Singapore, is a predictive mass thermal image screening solution that provides fast, reliable, and accurate readings for high-traffic areas such as malls, offices, schools, hotels, and more.

“The Thermal Image Screening Solution (TISS) complement­s the health and safety protocols of the national government and offers another layer of protection for communitie­s. As the economy is required to open up slowly , establishm­ents must assure their guests that they are a safe place to visit. Thermal image screening solutions are not made equal, so an investment in a hospital-grade device can give peace of mind to customers and potentiall­y slow down the spread of the virus,” says Estephany Ledesma, Spokeswoma­n of Ligtas Tayo Pinas.

Depending on the user’s preference, an audio or visual alarm is triggered when a higherthan-normal temperatur­e is detected. Since fevers are a known symptom of COVID, an elevated body temperatur­e could be a red flag. The TISS offers real-time temperatur­e screening for up to 60 individual­s per minute. Operators can scan multiple individual­s simultaneo­usly or in a controlled singleline entrance, thus maintainin­g social distancing gui del i nes.

Both options offer convenienc­e and efficiency for both establishm­ents and customers, as security personnel won’t need to manually check temperatur­es and guests won’t need to wait in line. Since it is contactles­s, it minimizes the risk of exposure for everyone involved.

The TISS’s thermal sensor detects infra-red (IR) rays emitted by materials within it’s view. Any object that has a temperatur­e emits IR, which is picked up by the thermal sensor and displayed as temperatur­e informatio­n. The intensity of IR emitted is dependent on the temperatur­e and emissivity of the material’s surface. As a temperatur­e sensor for people, the device picks up the IR which is correlated to the temperatur­e of the skin. The TISS is one of the most precise and accurate thermal imaging systems available, featuring 110,592 pixels compared to other brands, having pixels ranging from 19,200 pixels to 49,152 pixels maximum. It also has the deepest and widest range in the i ndust r y.

Leasing the TISS comes with a thermal sensor unit, the mass temperatur­e screening software module, a laptop, and an operating guide. It is portable, easy to set up, and can be configured in five minutes. It also comes with a one-day product training and full technical support. In addition, it comes with one year limited carry-in local warranty, with the option to extend to two or three years.

The TISS has been given the Outstandin­g ICT Innovation Award at the Asia Pacific HIMSSEl sevi er Digital Healthcare Award in 2019. The award-giving body recognizes outstandin­g achievemen­ts and innovation­s in the use of health informatio­n and technology.

Lease of the thermal image screening solution is at P6,888 per month. For P229 a day, establishm­ents can become safe zones where everyone can feel comfortabl­e yet protected. To know more about how to lease or have ownership of the TISS, you may send an email to Ligtas Tayo Pinas here.

“The fight to contain COVID-19 looks optimistic and we can only win this with everyone’s cooperatio­n. We all must do our share by ensuring that we wash our hands, wear masks, and practice social di st anci ng,” adds Estephany Ledesma.

Ligtas Tayo Pinas is the exclusive importer and distributo­r of the Thermal Image Screening Solution (TISS) from Singapore.

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A TISS setup in St.Luke’s Medical Center in BGC.
(Contribute­d photo) THERMAL IMAGE SCREENING. A TISS setup in St.Luke’s Medical Center in BGC.

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