Guidelines for identifying febrile humans using a screening thermograph

ISO Standards under development

Image Courtesy FLIR, Inc.

Image Courtesy FLIR, Inc.

Online — One of the key developments in the past 10 years has been the use of Thermal Infrared Imagers in mass screening of people in transit locations such as airports, train stations, border crossings and more for fever (febrile humans), an indicator of possible infection.

Since not all Thermal Infrared Imaging equipment has the same measurement capability, there has been an effort, since the earliest SARS output, to develop standards for the performance of such equipment in this specific use.

The standards work has grown since the early days of the Singapore Standards Agency’s, SPRING Singapore, pioneering efforts, to a fully-involved international one involving both ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Listed below are some of the key resources in this work and results today:

Standards Development-Resources… 30.60 ISO/TC 121/SC 3
ISO 80601-2-56:2009
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-56: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of clinical thermometers for body temperature measurement
90.93 ISO/TC 121/SC 3
ISO/DIS 80601-2-56
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-56: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of clinical thermometers for body temperature measurement
40.60 ISO/TC 121/SC 3
IEC/CD 80601-2-59
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-59: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening
30.99 ISO/TC 121/SC 3
IEC 80601-2-59:2008
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-59: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening

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