Internet of Things Inc. gets Health Canada approval to deploy fever detection system
ThermalPass is designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19
TORONTO – Internet of Things Inc., a software and solutions provider in the artificial intelligence and industrial IoT markets, announced on May 26 that Health Canada authorized the interim marketing and sales of its fever detection system, ThermalPass.
Health Canada has done so under its fast-tracked Medical Device Establishment License application process established to help combat COVID-19.
ThermalPass, developed jointly by AI Labs Inc., is designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and other fever-bearing contagions. The system will provide touch-free scanning of multiple people at entranceways of high-traffic locations including bus and train stations, schools, malls, office buildings, sports venues, and other public spaces.
“Regulatory approval from Health Canada to commercialize ThermalPass is a significant achievement as the company prepares for imminent POC testing.” said Michael Lende, president and CEO of Internet of Things Inc., in a prepared statement. “We would like to thank Health Canada for their rapid review of our submission, allowing us to proceed with the rollout of ThermalPass.”
The ThermalPass system uses sensors versus cameras to detect fevers. ThermalPass’ sensors measure temperature from a distance by detecting an object’s infrared energy. The system instantly and quietly alerts security personnel of any person with a higher-than-normal temperature, enabling staff to conduct a secondary check and maintain traffic flow.