Infrared thermometer on the wall (iThermowall): An open source and 3-D print infrared thermometer for fever screening

Tomy Abuzairi, Nur Imaniati Sumantri, Ahli Irfan, Ridho Maulana Mohamad

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Abstract

In this COVID-19 pandemic, a non-contact handheld infrared thermometer is frequently used for fever screening. However, the handheld thermometer performance depends on the operator and the distance to the forehead. To address these problems, we present an infrared thermometer on the wall (iThermowall). The iThermowall is a low-cost non-contact thermometer, adapted for the use of fever screening in public areas without an operator. The hardware can measure human body temperature automatically when the distance between the sensor and forehead is adequate. Temperature measurement validation of the iThermowall was conducted by T-test analysis. The results show that the P-values for all the test is more significant than 0.05, means that the mean Celsius temperature for both groups (reference thermometer and iThermowall) are similar. This article provides the 3-D printable open-source and the full source code firmware for the developing and under-resourced communities.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00168
JournalHardwareX
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • 3-D print
  • Fever screening
  • Infrared
  • Open-source
  • Thermometer

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