FLIR CEO: Many New Fever Entrants "Making Claims That The Science Just Won't Support"

By IPVM Team, Published Sep 22, 2020, 10:40am EDT

FLIR's CEO joins a growing number calling out risks with fever / screening systems.

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Last month, IPVM reviewed how Temperature Screening Is Ineffective, Says US, UK, Canada, Israel, And Ireland Health Leaders.

Now, the CEO of FLIR, a company that has been offering such screening for nearly 2 decades is calling out new entrant rivals.

FLIR ********** *** ********

****'* *** ***** ** the ******** ******** ********** on ********* **, ****. During *** * **** of *** ************, ** spoke *** ** *** entrants:

** *** * *** of *******, *******we *** * *** ** ***** ***** *** ****** ****** ****** **** *** ******* **** ***'* *******. There are limitations to what thermal can do but if used effectively it can be an incredibly effective tool to screen for folks with elevated skin temperature and that does not mean they are infected there could be a host of reasons. So frankly we have more experience doing this than anyone else in the market. [emphasis added]

** ********** **** ** FLIR's **********:

**'** **** ****** ******* to ******* **** ** Elevated **** *********** ************ going **** ** *****. So ** ***** *** with *** **** ********, H1N1, *** ** *** pandemics **** **** *** our *****. ***** ** years *** ** **** really *** **** ******* capable ** ***** ******** technologies ** ** ****. We ****** * ****** leader ** **** ** you've ********* **** ******** in *****, *****, **** of ***** **** *** past ****** ******* ******* it *** **** ****** under *** ******* *** screening, ** **** **** broke ***, **'** *** a **** ***** ** knowledge ** *** ** this.

****'* *** *** *** name *** *** ******** specifically.

EST ****** ****

****'* *** *** ****** said **** *** ****** breaking ***** ** *** end ** ** **** but **** ** ** down ***** ****:

*** ******* ****** ** down ***** * "******-********" $100 ******* ** ******** entering ***** **** **** weeks, **** ****** *** handheld ******* **** "***-*********** customers" ******* *** *** solution ** **** *** spread.

****** *** ******* **** to ***** ************ **********-***** customers ****** **** ********* permanent ********* ********** **** access *******:

******* *** ****** ******* that ****** ******, ***-*********** customers ****-*** *** ************ enterprise ***** ********* ******* e.g. *********, ******** *** ports **** **** ******** of ****** ** *** out ** * ******** at * ****. ****** shifted **** ******** ******* to **** ********* ******* integrated **** ****** *******.

**** **'** **** ** an ********* ** ******** interest **** ********* ***** priced ******** ******* ** now ****** ****** **** implementations ********** **** ****** control, *** ******* ** a ******* ***** ****'** changing ******, ******** ** workers ******** *** ******** at * ****, **** want * ******** ********

FLIR's *********** ********* ********

***** ******* ****** ****** that "******* **** ***'* support" ** * **** issue, **** *** *** challenges ** *** ***. Most *******, **'* *** screening ******** *** *** widely ******** ***** ****, and** *** ******* ** it, ** ***** ******** including:

*** ********'* ***** **** detection ****** ********** *********** inaccuracies *** ******* **** using *******' ********* ****, with ***** ****** ********* on ********' ********* *** cheeks ** *** ********, as **** ** *** objects ****** *** *******.

************, ******-***'* **** ********* does *** ******** **** masks *** ****, *** provides ********** *** ******** when ******* *** ****, with ** ********* ** notification **** ********' ******* is *******.

Science **** ***'* ******* ********

*******, ****** ****, *** of *** '*****' / temperature '******' ********* *** now ** **** ******* competition **** '******' *********** providers (*******'* ***** ****** ********* and **+ ********** *****).

******* ***** '******* **** FLIR, *****, *********, ******, etc. *** ******* ** the ***** ** ~$**,***, the ****** ********* *** selling ** *** ~$*,*** range. *** *********** **** delta ******* *** *** categories *** ****** ****** who *** ************* **** such ******** *** ********* about *** **** **** might ** **** ** buy **** ********* ********.

***** *** ******* *** certainly ***** ******** ** both '******' *** '******' devices, *** ****** ******* as * ******** **** much ******* *****. **** of ***** ******* *** using **** *** ********** sensors (*.*., ** * 32) *** ********** ************ algorithms **** **** ****** with ******. *** *******, from *** **** ****** tablet ****, *** ***** below ******* *** ** warmed * ******** ** a **** ** ***-***°* (attached ** * *** water *****), *** ****** reported * "******" **.*°* measurement.

****** **** *** *** make ***** ***** ******** specifically, ** ************ ******* ********** ***** tablet *******. ********, *** testing ***** ******* ********.

**** **** ** *********** to *** ** ****, if ********, *** *** or ***** ******* ****** do ***** **** *******.

Comments (6)

* **** ** *****, I ** **** ** surprised *** "***** ******" hype ***** ** ***** going.

** ***** ******* **** truly ********* * ***** have ******** * ******* of ***** **** ***** examples *** ****** ** "wins" ** *** ** terms ** ******** ******** people. ***** *** **** manufacturers *** *********** ***** promoting *** ***** ****** concept, *** * ** not ******* **** ** terms ** ********** ***********.

***** **** ** *** delayed ****-**-**** *********** **** that ***** *** ***** figuring *** *** ************** and ************* *******.

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** ***** *** **** a **** ** **** in **** ** ****, this ** **! ** one ******* *** ** come **** *** **** of ********, ** ****** no *** ** "*****"

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"*** ** **** *********** it *** ** ** incredibly ********* **** ** screen *** ***** **** elevated **** ***********..."

** ******* "******" **** that ******* ******* *** be **** *** ******** temperature ************?

** ****** ***** ** so **** ********* ** the *********** **** ** many *********** ***** ***** expressed.

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*****'* * ***** ** his ******* *** **** it ** * ********/********* person ******. ***** * CEO ** * ******* imaging ******* *****'* **** one ** ****** ** thermal *******. ******* **** a ****** ** ******** Administration/Marketing. **** *** ****** is *** ** ******. Period.

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*****'* ******** *** **** true. **** "***" ******** have **** ********** **** the ********** ***** **** prey **, ******* ****** district ** *** ** many ********. ***** **** claims **** **** *** only ******* ***** *********** back ** *** **** of **** ***** ** another ******* ********* ******* that *** **** ** development ** **** **** as ****. ***** ********* Systems ** * ***** company ** ********** ** FLIR * ******* **** are *** ** *** only ********* **** *** been ********** *** ************* Mass ***** ********* ******* continuously *** *****. **** left *** ******** ***** some ** ***** ***** products *** *********** ******, but ** ****** *** since ******** *** *** making * **** *******. Omnisense ******* ** *** of *** **** **** Mass ***** ********* ******* on *** ****** ** the ***** ***** **** this ********. *** ****** MK4 *** **** ****** effective, **** ******** ******** having ****** **** ******** of *********** ***** ** a ********* ** ****** across ***** ********** *** now **** ******** ** deployments **** ** *** States ***** *****.

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*** **** ****** ***** screening ** *** *******, though **** ** *** implementations ** **** ******* are. ** ** *** demands ** ********** ******** and *********** ** ********* for ********* *** **** the ******** ** *** measurement **** ***** ***** to *** **** **** of ********* ******* **** 50% ** *** ********** to ** **********, ** false *********. *** **** associated **** *** **** of "********-*********" ** ********** leads *** ********** ***** and *** ***** ** settings **** ******* ***** false ********* ** ******** for * **** ** what ********* **** ***** - ***** *********.

***** **** *** ******** of *********** *** ***** sites ******** ** *** the ****** ****** ******** publish ***.** ** * hard ****** *** *********. 100.4F ** * ****** with *** ********** ******* teaching **** **** **. It ** *********** ***** for ********* ** **************. In ****, ** ***** in *** ****** *** ever ***** ** **** temperature ** **.**, * human *******. **** *********** is **** **** ***-******* measurement ** ********** **, clinically.

******* **** *** **** 20 ***** **** ******* from **,*** *** *,***,*** well ******, *********** ******* that ******* ***** *********** is **.*-**.** *** ***** therefore *** ** ** low ** **.* ****** age, ******, *** ****-**-*** dependent - *** ****** able ** ** ********* discerned ******* *********** **** the *******.

******* ** *** ******* standard ********* ** ******* non-contact ************, **** ******* accuracy ** *********** *** proper ******* ** ***** sites ** *******, ***** negatives (********** **************) *** reduced ** **** ******* amounts.

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