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Coppernic launches temperature monitoring solution as market forecasts $24B spike in 2020

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Coppernic launches temperature monitoring solution as market forecasts $24B spike in 2020

Coppernic has launched the new Celsius ID to provide secure access control with body temperature measurement for pandemic spread prevention.

Celsius ID’s integrated hardware and software reads individuals’ body temperature and main identity attributes quickly and reliably, without contact, according to the announcement. Deployed as a portable terminal, the device includes a high-performance temperature sensor for reliable high precision in temperature measurement, within 0.2 degrees Celsius. The device can also read identity documents, badges or bracelets with QR codes, RFID chips and other wireless communication mechanisms to support deconfinement strategies in communities with high population density.

Identity attributes and body temperature measurements are captured with a single touch each by the operator, and data can be encrypted and transmitted in real-time with Celsius ID’s integrated WiFi and 4G wireless capabilities. This allows personal privacy to be protected as individuals are sent for additional testing, the company says.

The complete solution includes the hardware and software, along with IT infrastructure and a platform for storage, management, consultation and analysis of data.

Coppernic says it has already received an order for Celsius ID.

Meanwhile a smart helmet with biometrics, developed by KC Wearable, is now being used in 35 countries to help authorities limit the spread of COVID-19 by screening up to 200 people each minute for high temperatures.

The KC N901 helmet is equipped with facial recognition and an infrared camera, and the company claims it has an accuracy of 96 percent for COVID-19 screening. KC Wearable has worked closely with police forces and major transportation hubs like airports, schools and hospitals to detect illness symptoms in a range of settings.

Local partners in Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East have deployed the wearable as part of countries’ COVID-19 responses, to help identify people with the virus and take immediate action.

“What’s unique about this product is that it is essentially a combination of an augmented reality and a thermo-scanner, which allows it to monitor large crowds of people within a short amount of time,” says KC Wearable Global Head Dr. Jie Guo.

Report forecasts $24M spike in temperature monitoring market

The global market for devices monitoring body temperature is expected to grow tenfold from last year to this year, reaching $26.7 billion by the end of 2020, according to a new report from The Business Research Company (TBRC).

The 150-page report “Temperature Monitoring Devices Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Implications and Growth” suggests that following the initial market surge, it will fall back towards its $2.67 billion 2019 level before stabilizing at a CAGR of 8.2 percent and revenues of $3.7 billion through 2023.

As the first mode of diagnosis for COVID-19, temperature monitoring is being deployed to a wide range of facilities including airports, offices, clinics and hospitals, as well as for homecare. Companies in the market are largely focussed on wearable temperature monitoring devices, generally connected with smart devices such as cell phones or tablets.

Thermometers can range from $1 to $114, however, depending on the sensor type. This could pose a barrier to adoption, particularly in lower-income countries in the global South.

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