How can human body temperature scanners help get international travel back off the ground?

How can human body temperature scanners help get international travel back off the ground?

The ongoing pandemic of Covid-19 has already had a huge impact on the aerospace industry, with huge players in flight and plane manufacturing taking big hits for over a year. With many countries around the world now beginning vaccination programs with a view to putting an end to lockdowns and travel bans, the future is looking somewhat brighter for the air travel industry.

But while effective vaccinations may mean international travel is once again possible, this doesn’t mean that the industry can go back to the way things were; leading scientists have made it clear that it’s likely that Covid-19 is here to stay, and with it, measures to lessen the spread of the virus. Human body temperature scanners installed in airports and other travel hubs are an ideal way to screen passengers for potential signs of Covid-19 and other viruses before embarking upon a flight.

How do human body temperature scanners work?

Human body temperature scanners use infrared (IR) radiation, which the human body emits at frequencies that are picked up by modern scanners and converted into temperature readings. Temperature scanners which measure temperature using IR technology are available as both small, handheld scanners and more scalable thermal scanning cameras (TSCs). Handheld scanners can be used to scan individuals, while thermal scanning cameras can be used to quickly and accurately measure the temperatures of a large body of people, for example at an airport check-in desk.

Human body temperature scanners can be used in different ways depending on the targets and requirements of use. TSCs can be used to flag up all passengers with a temperature above normal, which could then either lead to instant postponement of travel or further health checks to investigate other symptoms.

We’ve got vaccinations: why do we need human body temperature scanners now?

It’s clear around the world that international travel is the last great hurdle of this pandemic; partially, because for many countries with great vaccination programs, international travel still opens up a lot of unknowns. Even with a vaccinated population, countries could be vulnerable to travellers bringing home new strains of Covid-19 from overseas, or small pockets of Covid-19 causing local epidemics in areas where vaccination rates might be lower than normal.

Installing human body temperature scanners is just one step towards making international travel safe again. By taking simple precautions where possible, the travel industry can assure passengers, politicians, and stakeholders that all avenues are being explored to ensure that international travel will remain safe over the coming years.

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At Bayanat, we are experts in engineering and tech solutions for the aerospace industry, offering a huge range of services including surveillance, communication, air traffic management and consultancy services across the sector. To find out more about how human body temperature scanners could improve safety and passenger satisfaction in your airport or travel hub, please just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to talk you through our innovative solutions to the problems posed by the current pandemic.