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Infrared Non-Contact Thermometers Use in COVID-19 Pandemic


Every government in the countries affected by the uncontrollable outbreak of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 are investing tremendous efforts to save the lives of their people and survive this dangerous phase with minimum casualties.

A list of rules have been imposed on citizens in order to limit the spread of the virus. These include self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine and the constant screening for fever at hospitals, primary care clinics, airports, super markets and any commercial buildings, since high temperature is one of the main symptoms of infection.

According to a recent research study by the UCLA, the coronavirus COVID-19 can survive for “up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.”

This fact makes the use of contact thermometers impossible, especially that the spread of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 is exceptionally quick. Consequently, people would be anxious when an agent at a supermarket, for example, tries to measure their temperature with a regular contact thermometer.

Therefore, manufacturers felt the crucial and vital need for non-contact infrared thermometers, such as the SIFTHERMO-2.0.

The SIFTHERMO-2.0 is a handheld cutaneous infra-red thermometer. It’s popular because it’s light, does not require contact and does not cause discomfort to the individual being assessed for the COVID-19.

The non-contact thermometer can be used to measure temperature rapidly and non-invasively, potentially causing less distress to adults and children likewise.  It can provide forehead temperature readings within 1 second. The SIFTHERMO-2.0 can also measure children’s temperature while they are sleeping. In addition, the thermometer can measure rooms or food temperature.

Since the use of non-contact does not involve any body surface contact, the risk of cross-infection is negligible and neither disinfection nor disposable probe covers are needed.


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