In the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system is under tremendous pressure to ensure the safety of patients, frontline staff, and the community at-large. Hospitals that focus on identifying potential COVID-19 patients sooner will provide a safer environment for all by cohorting infected patients and allowing care to start sooner for these patients.
In many countries, current best practice for mass screening is to manually determine the febrile condition associated with COVID-19 using a thermometer. The presence of fever has a high association with COVID-19 and other infectious syndromes needing immediate medical attention. In many cases, this screening procedure requires healthcare workers to come into close proximity with patients in order to measure temperature, placing frontline staff at risk of coronavirus infection. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to identify febrile patients automatically at scale, and perhaps more critically, to protect caregiving staff from the threat of COVID-19 by maintaining physical distance between themselves and infected patients.
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