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GovTech develops automated, contactless temperature scanner

Yoga trainer Jeannie Tai, 54, having her temperature checked with the automated scanner at Keat Hong Community Club. The scanning system requires no human contact or intervention and has been deployed in more than 30 government and community building
Yoga trainer Jeannie Tai, 54, having her temperature checked with the automated scanner at Keat Hong Community Club. The scanning system requires no human contact or intervention and has been deployed in more than 30 government and community buildings in less than two weeks.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

In a bid to make temperature-taking more efficient, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has developed a new automated temperature scanning system which has been deployed in more than 30 government and community buildings in less than two weeks.

The scanner uses existing off-the-shelf tools such as a battery-operated infrared thermometer, a motion sensing camera and a small single-board computer. It requires no human contact or intervention.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2020, with the headline 'GovTech develops automated, contactless temperature scanner'. Subscribe