Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003

Fever Finder

Inventor: Singapore Technologies Electronics and the Singapore Defense Science and Technology Agency

The Infrared Fever Screening System, inspired by the recent SARS scare, can't diagnose a medical condition. But it can reveal in a moment whether someone is running a temperature—a sign he or she could be sick and warrant a closer look. The system produces a color-coded thermograph of each passerby: red means hot, green means not. Dozens have been sold for use in airports, hospitals, hotels and other public spaces throughout Asia.

Availability: Now, about $50,000 per unit
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