System for Swine Flu(H1N1) Detection & More

Coquitlam BC, CanadaFever Scan M3000 Series: System for SARS / Avian Flu / Bird Flu & Swine Flu(H1N1) Detection…Cantronic Systems Inc. manufactures and distributes active and passive CCTV infrared imaging and night vision cameras.

These complex camera systems are used for monitoring, protecting and managing facilities and people. Cantronic has supplied systems for use in demanding military, homeland security, medical(swine flu/fever detection), and industrial applications.

The FeverScan M3000S is a dynamic real time thermal imaging camera system that is capable of evaluating hundreds of people per minute, so pedestrian flow is not restricted. The Fever Scan M3000 is ideal for mass screening for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Avian Flu, Bird Flu and Swine Flu(H1N1) in areas like airports, railway or subway stations, seaports, and any other public facilities.

FeverScan M3000D is a system improvement upon our popular M3000/M3000S system. It adds a visual sensor to the thermal, creating a dual sensor camera head.

The visual/thermal comparison allows for easier/faster screening???the operator can screen for fever and identify at the same time.

See the following:

FeverScan 3000S SARS / Avian Flu / Swine Flu(H1N1) Camera Data Sheet

FeverScan 3000D SARS / Avian Flu / Swine Flu(H1N1) Dual Vision Camera Data Sheet (PDF Download)

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Canadian Headquarters

CANTRONIC Systems Inc.
63A Clipper Street
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6X2
Canada

Toll Free: 1-866-391-6970
Tel: +1 604-516-6667
Fax: +1 604-516-6618
By E-mail: info [at] cantronics.com

United States Subsidiary

QWIP Technologies, Inc
499 Nibus Street, Suite D
Brea, CA 92821 USA

Toll Free: 1-866-391-6970
By E-mail: info [at] cantronics.com

Why such a series?

This series of stories highlights the suppliers of Temperature measurement devices intended and specially designed for screening people for elevated body temperature, a likely indicator of fever and possible an infection, such as SARS, Avian Flu, Swine Flu, Dengue and others.

We do this for several reasons:

1. Most people are unskilled in selection and use of Infrared Thermal Imagers and thermometers. Consequently there are often serious mistakes made in both choosing and using such devices. We feel it is important to use our knowledge of them to try to save us from those who rush to judgment on technical matters without adequate input and thought. We are highlighting equipment suppliers who make devices tailored for this use as evidenced by product details on their web pages. (This is not an endorsement of those suppliers but rather an information resource to help cull out those who have some experience and products intended for this use.)

2. Please be aware there are now some international standards for these devices, their performance, and introductory standardized practices for their use. You can get the best help in selecting and using them, we believe. from experts at your National Measurement Institute (NMI) who specialize in the infrared field. There is a list of all the NMIs in the world at the website of the International Bureau of Weights & Measures (Le Bureau international des Poids et Mesures – BIPM) and a selected list on www.TempSensor.net.

3. Some vendors are more careful and experienced than others and we recommend that you check the experts at more than one of them before making any decisions plus run your views past the NMI experts before finalizing them.

4. Although the use of these devices doesn’t directly detect infection or all who are infected, it has been demonstrated that their careful use and selection during the SARS crisis of 2003 can help screen for and locate some who have the illness. The individuals then get more rapid treatment and are quarantined to reduce their possible effect on others. (See the SARS pages on www.temperatures.com for some details, reference stories and article links)

5. Yes, there were undoubtedly false negative as well as false positives in earlier uses. There will always likely be some of both. However, misuse, mostly though improvised practices and hasty, ill considered equipment choices, will increase the probability of more false negatives.

6. An effort to finalize ISO Standards for equipment performance and use will go a long way to improving the situation. Until a viable set of standards, developed by world experts are in use, we shall see continued mis-specification and misapplication of equipment and subsequent squandering of resources, in our opinion.

Note In late 2008, IEC published the standard: IEC 80601-2-59 Ed. 1.0 “Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-59: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening”. It provides many performance and calibration requirements for devices used in this application.

In March 2009, the ISO standard, ISO/TR 13154:2009 “Medical electrical equipment — Deployment, implementation and operational guidelines for identifying febrile humans using a screening thermograph”, was published. It bears directly on this use, and while not perfect, does represent a major milestone completed since SPRING Singapore began their effort to create workable standards in 2003.

The standards may be purchased and downloaded online at: www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=51236 and webstore.ansi.org RecordDetail.aspx?sku=IEC+80601-2-59+Ed.+1.0+b%3a2008 respectively.
(Kudos to John Snell of Snell Infrared for advising about the links for the online availability of these standards)

3 comments on “System for Swine Flu(H1N1) Detection & More

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