Hospitals around the country are facing the potential risk of reaching ICU capacity. Miami-Dade county alone is seeing their hospitals at 146% capacity — a shocking figure. With this many infected persons in the hospital, the risk of infection becomes exponential to healthcare workers, traditional patients, and the community. This also presents a logistical problem: How can hospitals screen patients not in the ICU for symptoms of the virus, ensuring that potential infections do not spread further? Medical grade, thermal camera kiosks offer a promising solution.
Thermal Camera Kiosks: Detect Possible Fevers Early
One of the many symptoms of the virus is the presence of a fever. While the use of fever detectors has been prevalent in hospitals, there are many drawbacks to the exclusive use of these devices. Medical staff must be present to operate handheld fever detectors, putting them in harm’s way. These fever detectors also need to be cleaned after every use, making them slow and hard to use.
These problems can all be solved with the addition of a thermal camera kiosk in the screening process. With a thermal camera kiosk from Tangent, both patients and medical staff can have their skin temperature taken without putting workers at risk.
Thermal Camera Kiosks: Safe And Effective
Instead of having a nurse measure every person’s temperature with a handheld fever scanner, hospitals can use a thermal camera kiosk to safely and accurately detect people’s skin temperature. Set up the thermal camera kiosk from Tangent in an entrance way, and it will automatically detect the skin temperature of the person in front of it. Patients and hospital staff simply walk up to the hands-free kiosk, and in as little as one second have their skin temperature taken.
No touching, no cleanup.
For those with an elevated skin temperature, the kiosk will detect this and trigger either a silent or audible alarm to alert your staff. Then, these high-risk individuals can be tested with a traditional fever detection system or simply asked to leave the premises. With this added layer of protection, the thermal camera kiosk allows hospitals more control over the people in their hospital.
AI Driven For Safe Hospitals
One of the biggest points of contention today is the use of masks. Having employees tell patrons that they must wear masks puts them into potentially aggressive situations. This can easily be avoided with a thermal camera kiosk from Tangent. The thermal camera kiosk, in addition to detecting skin temperatures, can also detect whether or not a person is wearing a face mask.
This is possible thanks to the AI camera installed in each Tangent kiosk. Now, instead of employees having to ask patrons to wear masks, an AI camera kiosk from Tangent can do the job. If the person still refuses, they can be escorted out of the hospital without putting nurses or doctors in harm’s way.
Detect Elevated Skin Temperatures, Masks, And Keep Your Hospital Safe
Safety is the number one priority of every hospital, and it is also the top priority of Tangent. With an elevated skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent, hospital staff can be kept as safe as possible during this trying time. Call Tangent today at +1 800 342 9388 for more information.