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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Airports Testing Thermal Cameras

Inevitable to see this general screening, for liability and more ...

Airports are testing thermal cameras and other technology to screen travelers for COVID-19  by Hugo Martín in TechxPlore

Airports equipped with full-body scanners, metal detectors and face-recognition technology to identify potential terrorists are starting to make room for devices to target the latest global threat: travelers infected with the novel coronavirus.

Airports in the U.S. and overseas are testing thermal cameras, sanitation booths and other technologies in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus while reducing the risk of exposing airport screeners to the disease.

"This is going to be part of our normal travel system," said Richard Salisbury, managing director and founder of Thermoteknix Systems, a British company that has developed thermal cameras for airport use. "It will be part of the fabric of our travel patterns."

The pandemic has pushed demand for air travel down by as much as 95% in the U.S., and airport operators hope new screening technologies will give passengers renewed confidence to fly again.  ... "

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