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Temperature Measurement System Helps Sports Fans Get Back into the Game

Friday, December 4, 2020

With the welcome news that stadiums in some UK regions can reopen with reduced capacity, facilities will be looking at ways to confidently keep fans safe.

Temperature Measurement System Helps Sports Fans Get Back into the GameTemperature screening, if carried out with suitable equipment, can be a strong addition to other mitigation measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other infections

Easy to install and with fast, accurate measurements, the VIRALERT 3 non-contact body temperature screening system from AMETEK Land scans for elevated temperature in less than two seconds.

This innovative, easy-to-install system uses automatic face detection to locate the best areas for temperature measurement. It then takes a reading that’s accurate to within  0.5 °C and calculates core body temperatures through a rapid test procedure.  

Developed over 10 years by AMETEK Land experts, the VIRALERT 3 provides real-time infrared thermal imaging from a safe social distance.

VIRALERT 3 is the first of its kind, providing a thermal imager and a temperature-controlled black body reference source on a single mounting, ensuring the “Gold Standard” in temperature screening, known as “In-scene” calibration, is delivered straight out of the box.

It is designed to screen visitors quickly at turnstiles or kiosks without slowing the flow of people, scanning temperatures without any person-to-person contact, keeping all parties safe from disease transmission.  

VIRALERT 3 Sports BrochureTo ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability, it has a blackbody calibration source fitted on the same platform as the integrated thermal imager/visual camera. This makes for a compact system that won’t get in the way of queueing people and can be easily wall-mounted.

Christopher Leonard, Global Lead – VIRALERT, commented: “Everyone is keen to resume normal activities, including watching their favourite team from the stands. VIRALERT 3 helps increase safety and confidence to return. The system provides a frontline barrier to the spread of COVID-19 by helping to identify elevated temperatures to reduce the risk of infection being allowed into stadiums, sports grounds, or, in fact, any public space or building.”

The VIRALERT 3 builds on AMETEK Land’s proven expertise in temperature technology. The company has been developing high-accuracy infrared measurement instruments since 1947 and has been creating human body temperature screening systems since responding to the SARS outbreak of 2003. 

For more information, on VIRALERT in sport click here