The UK government's medical device regulator, MHRA, told IPVM that fever-seeking thermal cameras are "unsuitable for this purpose" and recommends "caution" buying such products, saying they are "unlikely" to be compliant with UK medical device requirements.
Moreover, the MHRA made clear to IPVM that manufacturers and sellers cannot avoid this by simply calling them elevated temperature devices.
Despite this, manufacturers in the UK, such as Dahua, Hikvision, and Mobotix are actively taking part in the global Multi-Billion Dollar Fever Camera Gold Rush, touting these often inaccurate products for 'back-to-work' style applications.
In this post, we examine the regulator's comments, the UK's fever camera market, and more.
UPDATE: Shortly after the publication of this article, the MHRA released a strongly-worded warning against fever camera usage. See the last section of this article for more.