FLIR Screen-EST Screening Software Tested

By: Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jun 30, 2020

In our FLIR A Series Test, the cameras' biggest drawback was their lack of face detection, requiring manual adjustment when screening each subject.

Now, FLIR has released Screen-EST, "efficient, accurate desktop software for performing skin temperature screenings in high-traffic areas", but how well does this software work?

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We tested Screen-EST with a FLIR E95 handheld camera, examining:

  • How does Screen-EST's face detection measurement compare to manual adjustment?
  • How do glasses, hats, and masks impact measurement?
  • Does screening work on the move?
  • Which cameras integrate with Screen-EST?

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***** ******-*** *** ****** than **** *******' **-***** screening ****, ** *** less ******** **** ******** drawing/adjusting *** *********** ****.

*** **** ******* *** that *** ********'* ***** face ********* ****** ********** significant ************ *** ******* when ***** *******' ********* mode, **** ***** ****** triggered ** ********' ********* and ****** ** *** exposure, ** **** ** hot ******* ****** *** subject.

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

Compared ** ***** / *********

******** ** ********* ******* from *****, *********, *** Sunell, ******-*** ******** **** consistent ************ *** *** extremely ********* ** ****/***** using ********* ****** *** to *** ****** ******** and *** ** ******* average ** ********* ***** threshold. *******, ***** ******* allow ************ ** ** taken ***** ******* ***** and ******* (****** ***** which ******** *** ******* when ******* *** *** worn), ***** ** *** move ***********, *** ******* mask *********, ******** ******* in ******-***, ****** **** violating *** ********* *** FDA **********

Compared ** **** ****

****'* ******-*** ******** ********** more ******** ************ **** low-cost ********** **** ****, but *** *** **** similarly ********* ** **** when ********** ******. ************, Seek **** ********** ******** and ******** ******** ******* face *****, ***** ******-*** does ***, *** ** priced **** ***** (~$*,*** vs. ~$*,***-**,*** *** **** cameras **** *********).

Screen-EST ***** *** / ******* **

******-***'* *******-****** **** ********* simply ******** ***** ***** measured **** * ***** normal *********** ******* ** red ****-*********** *****. **** no ******* ** ** the *****, ** ******** icons *********** ****, *******, and ***** ** ** removed, ****** ***** ** no ********* ********* ** them, ** ***** *****:

Separate ******** ** **** *** **********

******-*** **** * ******** operator **** *********, ***** shows * **** ******* and ******* *****, ******* measurement ****** (******/********), ** well ** * ***** of ****** ************.

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*** ******** ** **** not **** ****** *** all ************, **** ******** temperatures. **** ******** **** this *** ** ***** in *** ******, *** currently ***** *** ******** measurement ****.

*** **** *** ******** the ******* ***** ** sample ************ **** *** chart ** ********* ***** format. ** *** **** working ** ********** ******* based ** *** *********’ and ********’ *****, ***** will ******* ********** *********** data ****, *** ****** anonymized. ****’* *** ********* do *** **** ******** identifiable ****.

Large **** ********* ****** ********** **********

** *** ***** ** FLIR's * ****** ********* Cameras, ***** ******* ****** were ********* *** ***** due ** ****** ***********/************* of *** ***** *********** measurement ****** ****** ********' eyes, ***** ***** **** nearly ** ******* *** person, ** **** ***** from *** ******** **** test ***** *****

******-***'* ********* **** ********* addresses **** ********** *** increases ********** **** ** the ********' ****** **** is ******** ** *** measurement ****. ******* ** this, ** *** *****, subjects ******** **** *** days ******* ********* ****-*********** alarms ** ***** ****** forehead ***/** ******:

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**** **** ******** ** hot ******* ****** *** subject ********** ***** *********. For *******, *** ******** outdoors ****** **** ******* is ******** ** ***.*°* by *** ********, ********** an *****:

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**** **** **** ****** positioning ** *********** ******* FLIR's ***************, ****** **** show ******** ******** ** front ** ******* ** their******-*** **** *****.

No ********* **** ***** ****

******-***'* **** ********* **** not **** **** ***** are ****, ****** ******* to ******* * ***********. For *******, *** ******* below ****** *** ***** and ** ******** ******** while *** ******* * mask, *** **** ** puts *** **** **, the ****** *********** ***** detecting *** ****.

** *** *****, ** found **** ******-***'* **** detection ******** *** **** of ******** ** ** visible ** ***** ** detect, ***** **** **** a ******* ******* * full-face *********. **** *** mask ******** *** ****, Screen-EST **** *** ******, but ***** ******* ** under *** ****, ** accurate *********** ** ********.

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**** ** * ******* shortcoming ******** ** ***** own *******' ********* ****, which *** *** ******** by ***** ** *** recommended *********** ****** *** drawn ******* ****** ********' eyes, ** **** ** competitors **** ***************** ********* ******* ********** **** masks ************* *********** ********* ***** provide **** *********.

No ********* ** *******

**** ********** ******* ** removed *** *********** *** Screen-EST's ****-****** ** ***** signage ** ****** ****. However, *** ******** **** not ******* *** ********* of *******, ***** ********* measurements **** **** **** no ********** ** ******** or *********.

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** *** *******, ************ taken **** ******* **** ~1°F ***** ** *******, which *** **** ***** result ** ****** ********** of ******** ************ *** also ******* *** ******* average *********** *** ***** threshold, ***** ***** ******** false *********.

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Similar ************ **** ****

******** **** ********** **** be *******, ** ***** that ******** ****** ** hats *** ****** ********* effect ** *********** ************. For *******,

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**** **** **** ***** more ** *** ******** closer ** *** **** made ** ********** ** measurement.

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Wide ***** ** ******* ********

** *** *******, ***** the ***'* **° ****, Screen-EST ********** ******** ******** ranging **** ~*'*" ** 6'9" ** *-*' ********, shown ****:

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Stationary ********* ********

******-*** ******** ***** ** stop *** ****** ***********. While *** ****** **** report *********** ** ****** subjects, ** **** *** provide ****/**** ******** ** the **** ** ******** in **** ***** ****** they ****, ***** ****:

Screen-EST *************

***** *** **** * few ************* ******* *** Screen-EST, *********:

  • *******/******* **** ****:** *******, ******-***'* **** size ******** ***** ********* from ~*-*'. ** ********* adjusting ***** ******** *** a **** ******* *****, e.g., * ****** ** ~15% ******* ********* *********** to ~*-*' *** ******* further ********.
  • ******* ****:***** *** ****** ******** from *******, ********* ********* instructions ** *****, *.*., "Elevated *********** ********, ****** see ******** ******* *****."
  • "******* *********":**** ******* ******* *** far ***** *** ******* average ****** *** *********, defaulting ** *.*°*.

Automatic ******* *******

******-*** ******** **** *** healthy ****** ** ** screened ** ***** ***********, unlike ***** *******' ********* mode ***** ******** **. Additionally, ****** ********** ** automatic ********** *** ***, and **** *** ******* manual ******* ** ******* which ***** ******* *******.

**** ******** **** **** allows *** ******* *********** in ******-***:

*** ******-*** ******** **** requires * ******* ** one ******, *** *** number ** ******* **** is **** ************, ******** flexibility *** *** ********* use *****.

*** ******* ** *** sample ****** ** ** provide * ******** ********* in ***** ** ******* the ******* ****** ***** screen ******** ** ***** persons ******** ********. **** methodology ***** ******* *** many ********* ********** ****** screening ********** *** ***, including ************ ** ** individual’s *********** *** ** natural ************* *******. ********* mode ******* ********** ** absolute ******** ********** *** day *** **** ******** for *** ********* ********* in ******** ******** **** camera ** ******.

Camera *************

******-*** ** ********** **** select *, *, *** A ****** ******:

  • * ******: ***, ***, E85, *** (**** ** this ****)
  • * ******: ****, ****, T840, ****
  • * ******:****, ****

*******, ** *** **** of *******, **** * and * ****** ****** were *********. * ****** support ** ****** ** future ******* ** *** next ******* *****.

*******

* ******-*** ******* ***** for $*** ***. **** license ******** * ****** camera.

*** ****** **** ********** camera ******'* *** (******* ********), ***** ***** *** $4,999 *** ******. ***** models **** *** ~$**,*** and **, ********* *** E95 **** ** **** test (******* ********) *** A ****** ****** ($**,***-**,*** USD).

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******.

  • **** ****** ***: *.*.**

Comments (10)

**** *** ******** **** to ** *** **** or **** *** ****** meeting **** *********** *******?

* ******* ** ** the ***** ******** ***** when ***** ***** ****** GUI ** ********** **** of *** ********. ** you're ***** ** ** a *** ***** *** I ***** ** **** into * **** ****.

*** *** **** ****** the ****** **** ***-**** AI ***** *********** ********* thermal ******? ******.

*****, ****** *** **** first *******! ** *** aware ** ** ********* their *** ****** *** optional *********.

**'** ****** ** ******* so ****** ** ***'* **** plans ** **** ************ ********* *** *** the ***** ****** ** ask. ** ******** *****, we **** ********** ******** testing **, ******, ************, it ** **** ** see *** ********* *** this ***** **** *** have ******* ******** ** reliably ********* ******** ************.

***** **** ** *** your ********** ***** *** actually **** ** *** compare ** ***** ******. Saw ****** ******** *** Ulines *** ***** ****** 226B ***.

*** **** ****** *****'* requiere * ***** ****?

*** ** ***** ******* the *** ** * black ****. **, **** is *** ********* ****** for ** *** **?

***** *********** ********** *********, **** *** ****** avoid ***** *********** ** decrease **** *** **********. It's *** **** ********* that **** ** *********, installed, *** **********. ************, blackbodies ***** **** ****, which **** ******** *********** accuracy, *** **** ** recalibrated ************ ** ******* this.

**** **** ******* (*** *** * ****** test) ******** ** ***** for *** ** * blackbody ** ********* ****, but ** ****'* **** it ** ** **** more ********, ** ** all. *******, ***** ** no ****** ** ******-*** to *** * ********* as * *********.

******** *** ** *****’*? Is ***** * **** area?

****'* ********:

**** ******* *** ********** and ********** **** ********* ambient ***** ************ **** eliminate *** **** *** a ***** **** *********. Reasons *** **** *******:

  • ****** *********** ** **** of *** ********** ******* and ** ***** ** multiple ****-*** ***** ****** sources.
  • *** ******* ********* ******** temperature ******* **** ********** for * ******** *********** shift.
  • * ******* ******* *** camera ******** *** *** lens ** **** ** a ********* ** ******* non-uniformity *********** **** *** camera *********** *******.

**** *********** *** ** technologies ******* *** ******* camera ************ ****** ****** and ******** *******

*** ******** *** ***** in *** *****-*-**:****, ***** states ******* ******* “*** use ****-*********** ** ******** the ***** ****** ********** limits… ** ***** *** substitution ** *** *********** SOURCE”.

****** ******** *** *** standard, * ******* **** is ******* ***** * software ******* ***** ******* in **** ** * blackbody.

*** ******** ********* **** IEC *****-*-**:****, ***.***.* ** below **** "** ***** forsubstitution ** *** *********** ****** *** * ****". The response from Flir doesn't quote the full sentence and it's misleading. Can you double check?

"* ********* *********** *** use ****-*********** ** ******** the ***** ****** ********** limits. ** ********* ******* test **** *** ** utilized ** ******* ***** measurements ** ***** *** thesubstitution ** *** *********** ****** *** * ****."

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