The Kentix SmartXcan is a device for contactless screening of groups of people for elevated temperature (fever). The measurement is carried out by an integrated thermal image sensor based on infrared technology to detect the naturally radiated heat of the skin surface of the face.
Kentix SmartXcan can select people with fever from fever-free people at entrances and exits in indoor environments, helping to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. By linking the SmartXcan to door or separation systems, automatic access authorisation or refusal of access can take place. By using various other sensors for position, distance and environmental conditions in addition to the infrared sensor technology, the SmartXcan enables a sufficiently accurate and fast derivation of the body core temperature by measuring the skin temperature in the area of the eyes and forehead.
Normal body temperature varies from person to person. For women, the value is on average slightly higher than for men. Overweight people also tend to have a higher temperature, whereas young people usually have a lower temperature than average. In addition, the body temperature drops while we sleep. If the average value today is between 35.7 and 37.3 degrees Celsius, everything is normal according to researchers at Stanford University. Because this range is relatively wide, the temperature at which someone has a fever also varies from person to person. Nevertheless, there is one guideline value: health authorities (e.g. the "US Center for Disease Control" US Department of Health and Human Services) assume a fever above 38 degrees Celsius.
The SmartXcan is not a medical thermometer. A medical examination is always necessary to determine the exact temperature. The device does not replace the measurement by a doctor.