Meditherm Medical Thermal Cameras Examined

By Sean Patton, Published on May 07, 2020

US-based Meditherm emphasized to IPVM its 20+ year development history and cameras that are designed exclusively for medical applications, including mass fever screening.

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We spoke to Meditherm founder, Dr. Peter Leando, and in this report, we look at their medical thermal cameras, and how they compare to others.

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********* **** ****-****** (*********** walking ****** *** ***** was *** **********), **** inner ******* *** *******/***** nerve ***********, ************ ***** 20+ ***** ** ******* detection ********** ************ ***(*) ********. **** **** ** uncontrolled ************ *** ******** applications/mass *********, ********* ***** their ******* *** *** triage, *** *** * fever *********.

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*********'* **-************ ******* ***** from $**,*** ** $**,*** MSRP, ********* ** *** resolution, ***** ** ** the ***** ** ***-******* devices **** *********, *****, and ******, ****** ******* making *** ********** ****** of ******** ****** ************ screening, ******* *******, ****, etc.

Company ********

********* *** ******* ** 1997, *** ******* **** the ****** ******* **** used **** ********* ** the **** ***** ** Meditherm. **** ***** ** medical ************ *** ******* imaging (*.*. ****** *********, arterial ******, **** *******, sports ********, ***), *** industrial ************.

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*********'* *********** ***** ********* system ** ******* ***, ******** ** * VGA ******* ******, **** multiple **** ******* *** a *' **** ******** FoV ** ******** *********.

*** ********* *** ******** a ****** *** ********** temperatures ** ***** *********** WinTES3 ********.

*** ****** ** ********* and ******* **** * USB ********** **** *** laptop *** **** *** mounted ** * ******/**** system.

********* **** *** ******* a ******* ******** ******, unlike **** ***********, *******, while **** *** ******** accurate *********** ** ****** subjects, **** *** ************ scanning ** * ***** which *** ******** ******** subjects *** ********* *********.

Blackbody *** ******** / ********* *****

********* **** *** ******* a *********, ******** ** an *°* **** *********** range **** ****** ** the ****** ********* ***********, as **** ** *** camera's ************ *** ********* calibration ******** ********* *** need *** * *********. They **** ***** ******** constantly ******* *** ******* drift *** ******** **** to * ***** ******** camera *********** *** ******* air ***********.

**** **** ******** **** recommendations ******** ***** ***** ********* ************ *** ********* *********** should ** ******** ** much ** ********.

******* **** *** ***** people *** *** *********** for ******** ************, ********* said **** ********* ** exclusion **** ******* **** eliminates ***** ** *** FoV **** ********* **** the ********* *********** (*.*. electrical *******, ******** ********). Meditherm **** **** **** the ********* *********** ** decreasing ******* *****.

Thermal **** *** *********

********* ***** *** ******** their ******* ****** ********, emphasizing **** **** *** not ******** *** ******* capabilities ** *** ******, but **** **** **** challenged ** ****** ********** quantity *** ** ******* sensor ******.

**** **** ******** *********** of ***** ******* **** L3 ******* *****, ***** have **** ************.

Slow ****** ***********

********* **** **** *** accurately ******* *********** ** slow-moving ****** ****** * queuing ****** *** ****** other *******-***** ******* (*.*.******** **) **** ** *** require ****** ** **** with ***** ******* *** generation *******. **** ***** that ***** *****-********** ******* required * ******* *** a ****** ****.

********* ********** ***** ******** algorithm ** ******* *** a ******** ******* ** increased *********** ****** *** face:

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**** ***** ******* ********* to ****** *** *********** based ** ******** ***** counts **** ** ** 5000, **** *** **** of ******** ***** *********.

**** **** **** **** alert ** ************ **** are *** ***, ***** could ******** ******* ******** due ** * *****. Meditherm ***** **** **** could ***** ***** ****** due ** ******* **********/*******, but **** ***** ** determined ******* ********* ********* and ******** ********.

False ******** ****

******* * *** ** 100 ****** ************* ** ******** ********* to *********'* ******, **** **** * out ** * *,*** verified ** ****** * fever:

** ***** ** ***** (POE) ********* ** ******* environments *** *********** ********** has **** **** *.*% (22 ****** ** ***** 1,000) **** ******** * positive *****.

** *** *.*% *********, secondary ********* **** **** that **% ** ***** are ‘***** *********’ *** a ******* ***** (******** fever) *** *** ********* 18% (* ****** ** a ********) **** **** a ******** *****.

**** ** *** ***** provider ** **** **** make **** * ******** claim ** ** ****** contrast ** ** ******.

Focus ** ******** ******** / *****

********* **** **** *** of ***** ******** **** using ***** ******* *** non-medical *** ** * lack ** **** *** resources ** *******, *****, and ******* *********.

**** ***** **** **** have **** ********* ******* technicians **** ** *********** thresholds ** ******* *** uncontrolled ************, ** *** point **** **** ***** easily **** ******* **** a *****.

Software *********** ********

********* ***** **** ******* their ******** *** ******** in *****, *** **** it ** ******** *** manufacturers ** ********** *** operation ** *** ************** and *****-**-***** ******.

********, **** *** **** their ******* ** ********* design *** ******** ***** system *********** *** *** up ** ** ** simple ** ******** *** operators.

FDA ******* ******* ******* ****

****** **** *********** *** try ** ***** ***** screening ******* ********* ******* ***, ********* was ***** **** ** that **** **** ******* imaging ******* **** *** 510(k) *********, *** ********** use. *** **** *********** on *** ********* ************ and ******, ***:*** ***** ******** ** 'Coronavirus' ******* ***** ********* Systems

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********* **** ***** **** common ***** ******** *** is $**,*** ****, **** lower ********** ****** **** costing $**,***.

**** ***** ******** *** camera *** ** **** their ********, ** **** as ******** ******** *** support.

**** ******* ** ********** to **** ******* ********* systems, ***** **** *** $10,000-15,000 ***, *** ************* lower **** ******** **'* medical-grade ******* ($**,*** - $40,000).

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********* ** **** ******* a ****** ******* **** is ******** ******** **** providers. **** *** ***** spread ** *********** ********* noted ********* ******** **** security *** ********* ******** companies, ***** **** ***** happened ****** **** ********* (e.g. ****, ****, *****).

*** *************, *** ************* ********* ******* *** fever ********, *** ********* ** uncontrolled ******* ************, ***** Meditherm **** **** ** not ********* *** ** significantly ********* ********.

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Comments (4)

**** * **** **** interesting ** *** ******** false ********* ***** **** widescale *********** ** ************* systems *** **** *********. I ***** ******* **** in ***** ** *** unknown ******** ** *** majority ** *** ******* being ********, ***** ***** positive ****, **** ******** with *********'* ***** ****** be ******.

***** ***** ******** ****, when ******** **** *********'* would ****** ** ******

** ** ***** ** lower *** ***** ***** negatives (****** **** ****** they ****) ***** ** way ******. **** ** know ******* ****** ***** (i.e., ***** * ******** reading ** ******** *** is ******* ** *** thermal ******).

**** **** **** *** not ********* ** ********. I *** ******* ** it **** **** *** angle **: ****** * fever (******* ** *** majority ** *****) -> trigger * ******** (** some ****). **** ********* will ** ****** *** the *********?

****** **** ** ******** false *********/***** ********* ****. Much **** ** *********** where *** ****** ** all **** ** ********** since *** ***** ** so **** ** *******.

*********** **** *** **** Meditherm's **** ***** **** decades ** ***** *** - - *** ***** their ****** ******, ** was ****** ********* ********* from ****** * ******** environment, ***** ** * much **** ********** *********** than ** ********* ** arrange *** **** ******** screening ********.

** *** **** * patient ** ******** ***** engaged ** * ****** professional ** * ******** environment, ****'** ******* **** idle ** * ********** waiting ***** *** **-** minutes ** ****.

** **** ******** ** this *********** *** **'* validity ******* ************.

****'* ***** * **** important ******* ** ******** on **** *******. **** appreciated!

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