Thermo Mirror to Detect Human Body Temperature

Thermo-Mirror-with-infrared-sensor

Sometimes we get tired of staring into the mirror. The standard mirror really doesn’t do much, but the Thermo Mirror is another story.

The device, designed by Japanese electronics firm NEC/Avio Infrared Technologies, uses an infrared sensor to measure an onlooker’s temperature from up to 30 centimeters (about 1 foot) away, without physical contact.

NEC Avio said that it expects that the device with infrared sensor will be used in corporate receptions, schools, hospitals and public facilities, but it could also replace more expensive technology used in airports. Many airports currently use thermography cameras to detect feverish travellers to prevent them from travelling in a constricted air space, a perfect condition for spreading disease.

Due to the infrared sensor the subject’s temperature appears on surface of the thermo mirror, and, if they have a fever, an alarm sounds. Thermo Mirror is available in two versions and costs between 98,000 and 120,000 yen (or $1,180 and $1,440). When not in use, its face displays date, time, humidity, and temperature.NEC Avio Infrared Sensor Technologies plans to sell 5,000 units of the Thermo Mirror this year.

Sometimes we get tired of staring into the mirror. The standard mirror really doesn’t do much, but the Thermo Mirror is another story.

The device, designed by Japanese electronics firm NEC/Avio Infrared Technologies, uses an infrared sensor to measure an onlooker’s temperature from up to 30 centimeters (about 1 foot) away, without physical contact.

NEC Avio said that it expects that the device with infrared sensor will be used in corporate receptions, schools, hospitals and public facilities, but it could also replace more expensive technology used in airports. Many airports currently use thermography cameras to detect feverish travellers to prevent them from travelling in a constricted air space, a perfect condition for spreading disease.
Due to the infrared sensor the subject’s temperature appears on surface of the thermo mirror, and, if they have a fever, an alarm sounds. Thermo Mirror is available in two versions and costs between 98,000 and 120,000 yen (or $1,180 and $1,440). When not in use, its face displays date, time, humidity, and temperature.

NEC Avio Infrared Sensor Technologies plans to sell 5,000 units of the Thermo Mirror this year. You should try it too.


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