Infrared Cameras Inc (ICI) CEO Gary Strahan has been working around the clock since January, manufacturing and preparing thousands of infrared devices to be sent around the globe to help detect and decrease the spread of the COVID-19 illness.
These devices are already being used in airports around the world, including in China and Mexico. Recently, Carnival Cruise Line ordered the cameras to test passengers and crew boarding its ships.
ICI has helped with viral outbreaks before — their products were used to help with the SARs, H1N1, and the 2014 Ebola pandemic in Africa. Infrared thermography detects elevated surface temperatures, including on the human body. “Every pixel in these cameras is a non-contact thermometer,” CEO Gary Strahan said.
In mass fever screenings, infrared cameras have been used to scan body temperatures, which lead individuals to further testing for fevers.
Infrared Cameras Inc. has been designing and manufacturing infrared cameras, equipment, systems, and software to a wide variety of industries since 1995. ICI also offers custom designs, calibration, repairs, rentals, and thermography training to businesses and individuals all over the globe. ICI’s goal is to develop and manufacture the most sensitive, accurate, and competitively priced infrared cameras in the world.