3D Laser Scanners Used to Scan for the Coronavirus

A person's temperature can be captured at a distance

At the IHiS headquarters in Serangoon North and St. Andrews community hospital in Simei Singapore, code orange was declared for the Coronavirus. Doctors and nurses have reached for the help of 3D laser scanners that can scan a patient’s forehead without needing to go near them. This is in hopes of controlling the outbreak. This technology can detect temperature from a distance, helping stop the spread of the virus.

3D laser scanners work in many different ways

This technology captures pictures at a rapid rate, thousands of images per second. This allows users to capture data of an object, scene, or person at every angle. Once the data is collected, it is saved to the cloud, and then the information can be sent across the world in a matter of minutes. The user also has the option of 3D printing a model to study a physical object.

Certain features have been added to the scanners in the Singapore hospital to make it more accessible and to detect temperatures from a distance. These 3D scanners can be connected to a smartphone and scanned very quickly. It exposes a patient’s temperature by a thermal camera that captures different levels of infrared light.

This scanner was created to detect temperature from up to 3 meters away. This leads to less exposure for the doctors and nurses scanning people who may or may not be contaminated.

Why someone would want to use this scanner

This scanner is easy to use and can be connected to any smartphone. Making it easy to use and convenient. This version of the 3D laser scanner can be placed where large groups tend to go, and it is also relatively budget-friendly.

Instead of buying these 3D laser scanners, you can rent this technology out instead. It is currently available for $1,000 a month. Not only is it affordable, but the information gets updated to various sites that are monitoring the outbreak in real-time. This could help prevent a more significant outbreak from happening, maintaining proper control of the virus.

“The whole idea is to detect those who may be febrile in a crowd… instead of manually scanning everyone for their temperature,”Chief executive officer of Simei hospital explains.

This device was modeled after another 3D laser scanner on the market

3D laser scanners have evolved since the 1960s, each new version based on a previous one that was on the market. This specific 3D scanner was modeled after the KroniKare scanner and has amped up production in order to implement them in more parts of Singapore.

This technology has changed the way we take care of our patients and is now helping stop the spread of significant disease. Everyone is taking precautions, and this is one of the tools useful to prevent the spread of disease. 3D laser scanners are evolving well beyond what they were initially created for. As more users come to light, researchers will find new ways to implement them in our everyday lives.

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