Thermal Scanners for Cruises
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Cruise lines deal with large numbers of people before and during the journey. As crews and passengers come on board, they must be checked for a fever to ensure that they do not carry the coronavirus and other contagious diseases that could infect and endanger other people during the cruise. Additionally, cruise ships must have safety implementations to avoid accidents on deck during foggy nights with low to zero visibility. Help American restart smart by installing thermal scanners for cruises!
What Are Thermal Imaging Cameras?
Thermal Imaging Cameras are able to measure an object’s temperature at high accuracy in real-time. They enable quick detection of elevated skin temperatures. They are capable of discovering and tracking people’s body temperature in crowded public areas. Thermal imaging equipment can also easily be installed and implemented in places such as airports, hospitals, clinics, office buildings, cruise ships, and any large public gathering location.
Benefits of Thermal Cameras for Cruises
The person who handles the thermal imaging system is not required to be physically close to the person being evaluated. In fact, the person who handles the thermal imaging system could be in a different area or room.
Scientific studies show that, when used correctly, thermal imaging systems generally measure surface skin temperature accurately. This is very helpful as the fever has been proven to be
one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19.
The thermal imaging system may measure surface skin temperature faster than the typical forehead or oral (mouth) thermometer that requires a close distance or physical contact with the person being evaluated. This makes access and traffic flow faster and smoother.
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Thermal Scanners in Action
Carnival Cruise Line returns to service with thermal camerasCarnival Cruise Line is gearing up to resume some sailings from August 2020 and due to the global pandemic it is important the cruise line has health procedures and systems in place. In line with this, new thermal screening solutions will be installed on ships for fever-detection among guests and crews. The three-step solution using the camera system includes a thermal camera, a blackbody, and a computer. he inclusion of a blackbody temperature reference source is an FDA recommendation to ensure accurate results. Without all three essential elements, crew and customer safety may be compromised. According to Carnival Cruise Line Management, the thermal cameras will likely be used during the embarkation process before the cruise vacation begins. They could be at a specific point with the cruise terminal or possibly even on the ship gangway where guests must scan their Sail & Sign cards.
FLIR Thermal Camera caught woman falling off a cruise shipBack in January 2014 even before the pandemic outbreak, FLIR cameras were already able to prove how their infrared and thermal camera technology can save lives during accidents in cruise ships. ABC News reported in 2014 how a drunk cruise ship passenger Sarah Kirby went overboard during the night. Because of the FLIR camera installed to monitor the sides of the ship, the crew was able to rescue Kirby and save her life. According to Kirby, she remembered looking over the rails and the next thing she knew was plunging into the dark waters. The FLIR cameras caught a video of her falling overboard, which alarmed and notified the cruise ship’s crew monitoring the screens connected to the cameras. The crew was able to find Kirby fortunately still floating in the water, and they were able to return her onboard. Though Kirby was returned safe and sound onboard, she admits that she acquired a fear of sea travel after the incident.
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