ForaCare Suisse launches temperature measuring station for Covid-19

3 April 2020 (Last Updated April 3rd, 2020 10:57)

ForaCare Suisse has launched Fora Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station to assist healthcare system in fighting the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

ForaCare Suisse launches temperature measuring station for Covid-19
FORA Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station allows for accurate temperature readings without the need for human operation of the thermometer. Credit: Annie Spratt / Unsplash.

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ForaCare Suisse has launched Fora Autonomous Temperature Measuring Station to assist healthcare system in fighting the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The new system provides accurate readings, does not need an operator and can measure forehead temperature remotely with non-contact technology.

It features a FORA IR41 non-contact forehead thermometer that uses infrared sensors to take measurements.

In addition, the system includes an iPad with customised software displaying the measured temperature and medical-grade wheeled station for mobility.

ForaCare Suisse CEO Ty-Minh Tan said: “ForaCare understands the challenges of making temperature measurements in the Covid-19 environment.

“We observed workers in public health, government, education and corporations, manually taking temperature measurements, and saw the need to develop a system that would provide safe distance in performing and monitoring temperature checks.

“We also realised the need for an almost instant reading that is accurate and connected to a device that could capture the data. Our goal was to put all of those needs together in a system that could allow for monitoring from a mobile measurement station.”

The system enables a single person to concurrently monitor multiple temperature station results from a remote location. This helps to achieve increased efficiency and reduced possibility of cross-infection.

The FORA IR41 thermometer featured in the system records data using Bluetooth connectivity. It provides a quick measurement of the temperature with results in two seconds.

The thermometer is clinically validated with ± 0.2 ̊C accuracy. It complies with ASTM E1965-98 and EN ISO 80601-2-56 standard requirements for clinical thermometer and body temperature measurement.