FLIR Systems (FLIR) Confirms Thermal Cameras are Being Used in China to Detect Temperature Changes in People

January 27, 2020 1:32 PM EST

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FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) confirms its thermal cameras are being used in China and other places to visualize and document temperature patterns and changes in people.

In an updated statement to StreetInsider.com, the company said: "In general, thermal cameras are used to detect variations of surface temperatures. In the US, FLIR has certain camera models (designated as “ME”) which are certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a non-contact screening tool to detect differences in skin surface temperatures. These FDA-certified cameras (510(k) submission K033967) were designated with an intended use specifically in public areas (i.e., airports) to allow operators to visualize and document temperature patterns and changes. FLIR is aware of customers in several other countries using FLIR thermal cameras for similar purposes, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia. FLIR cameras are not intended, nor designed, to diagnose or detect medical conditions including, but not limited to, viruses or other illnesses. FLIR cameras should only be used to detect variations of surface temperatures."

Last week, the company confirmed to StreetInsider.com that its thermal cameras are being used to screen people for elevated surface temperatures, but did not provide a list of countries.



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