Some NC schools roll out hi-tech temperature scanners


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As the Triangle and the rest of the country opens up following the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more places are putting in proactive measures to give advance warning of the virus.

One of the ways they’re doing that is to automate fever scanning.

When the pandemic first began to rage, people in public places like offices or airports had their temperatures taken with a hand-held thermometer. That screening procedure was looking for fever, which is one of the early signs of COVID-19. However, those hand-held devices can be tricked.

“If someone goes to an airport and ices down their forehead, you can fool a handheld device,” said Michael Lende, the CEO of Predictiv Ai.

Enter the ThermalPass. It’s a $7,000 device that takes up to 1,200 temperature readings a second from two dozen sensors to see if the person passing through it has a fever.

“It filters out people who might have a…

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