The University of Danang invents and applies the remote body temperature measurment device to contribute to the prevention and control of the spread of Covid-19

25/03/2020

 

The University of Danang (UD) has just introduced the remote body temperature measurement device to serve the urgent needs of the prevention and control of Covid-19. These technology products, researched and manufactured by the research group of renewable energy engine (GATEC) - University of Science and Technology – UD, have confirmed their features and effectiveness, especially in early detecting, limiting contact with people with high body temperature.

 

Prof.Dr.Sc. Bui Van Ga - Head of GATEC research group

 

The remote body temperature measurement device has been installed, used right away at the main gate of The University of Danang, 41 Le Duan headquarters, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city to measure body temperature for all officials, students and visitors to work. According to Prof.Dr.Sc. Bui Van Ga – Head of the research group, the remote body temperature measurement device is one of the effective technology solutions to limit the cross-contamination of Covid-19 virus in the status of increasingly complicated disease situation. “If the medical staff use infrared thermometers to measure directly as the way they normally do now, there is a high risk of exposure. The remote body temperature measurement device allows the medical staff to be isolated from people who need to measure temperature, so this possibility of infection is eliminated” - Prof.Dr.Sc. Bui Van Ga shared.

 

The remote temperature body measurement device, safety assurance

 

The remote body temperature measurement device is composed of a common infrared body temperature meter (or infrared temperature sensor), a webcam, a laptop or an iPad, a smartphone to read the results. The measurement results will be transferred to the screen of the medical staff via the internet. Medical staff can perform the remote temperature measurement and monitoring for guests in an isolated room with glass doors. An automatic height lifting system to adjust the temperature-camera assembly to the height of the person to be measured to ensure accuracy. Therefore, the use of a remote body temperature measurement device ensures that there is no close contact between the medical staff and the person being measured, thus minimizing the risk of Covid-19 Virus cross-infection.

 

          

Clear and accurate display of body temperature on screen

 

In order to help communicate between medical staff in the isolation room and the person who needs to measure the temperature, the system has a temperature display in parallel with the medical staff computer screen and audio connection for transmission of the necessary instructions. There is able to take advantage of the old screen type (Ipad screen, PC, laptop, etc.) to connect the display of temperature measurement results with this device to reduce the product costs. According to Prof.Dr.Sc. Bui Van Ga, this device’s manufacturing cost is less than 10 million Vietnamese Dong.

 

The device is applied in practice at UD

 

Currently, the remote body temperature measurement system as the infrared camera type used in public places (railway stations, airports, etc.) is very expensive, the minimum investment cost is up to 300-400 million Vietnamese Dong. For an administrative unit or school, such an investment would be very expensive and wasteful because it is not used regularly. The product of the GATEC Research Group - University of Science and Technology - UD has a much lower cost but still ensures all necessary features of the body temperature test, contributing to limiting the spread of Covid-19 virus.

 

                    

The device has outstanding features, low cost, not for profit

 

The GATEC research group wishes to spread the technology to the public to help limit the spread of disease. "We are ready to transfer technology to agencies, schools, businesses, etc. to create or we produce and supply on demand, absolutely not for profit" - Prof. Dr. Sc. Bui Van Ga emphasized.

 

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