COVID Series: The Promise of Thermal Imaging


Bill Russell / Jill Klein / Jeff Kenkel

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June 29, 2020:  Thermal imaging is one of those technologies that really finds itself at the right place at the right time. It’s not a silver bullet, but it gets us a long way towards reopening our society and returning to normal. Guests today are Jill Klein and Jeff Kenkel. They discuss the IOT platform, machine learning, integration with AI, the analytics, privacy, security and legalities of this ever evolving technology.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Thermal imaging and it’s significant impact on health [00:01:00] 
  • It started in the 1960s with US military applications [00:02:30]
  • The accuracy of sensor technology [00:03:30]
  • Most of the solutions coming to market right now are being paired with an IOT platform, which brings the machine learning and the AI and the analytics, to these things, to help, provide [00:05:30] notifications or to do a detection of face masks or whatever else, a technology they add on at the time.
  • How this technology was used for SARS [00:06:30]
  • The integration with AI [00:10:00]