Jogan Thermal: Enterprise Level Thermal Temperature Screening

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are currently the only system on the market that can meet the FDA COVID-19 System Recommendations issued on April 17, 2020, that specify temperature measurement at the tear ducts only, one-to-one screening and that the camera meet a temperature stability metric of 0.36F drift.  We believe this is critical should someone become sick and litigation or workers comp claims come into play. Meeting these FDA COVID-19 standards gives companies a layer of defense.

Full Stack Kiosk Based Solution

Enterprise Level Fever Screening

As social distancing measures relax, people need to be assured that something is being done to protect their safety and provide a level of comfort in these unprecedented times. The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint is an enterprise level fever scanning system based on thermal imaging that accurately detects elevated body temperature (EBT). It meets and exceeds the Thermographic System Recommendations by the FDA (April 2020), as well as the ISO and IEC standard 80601-2-59:2017.

Designed for Accuracy and Stability
The design of the Jogan Thermal Checkpoint addresses the inaccuracies that many other systems on the market exhibit due to changes in the ambient temperature of the environment. Such changes are commonly caused by air drafts from A/C, from heating, and from doors opening and closing.

The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint is built around a precision thermal camera specially manufactured to optimize measurements in the relevant range of human body temperatures. Each camera is calibrated and packaged in a temperature stabilized enclosure designed to closely emulate laboratory test conditions. Accuracy in the field is maintained at +/- 0.3° C (0.54° F) for all calibration points within the camera’s field of view. 

The precision stabilized camera enclosure is coupled with a laboratory grade “black body” calibration device to manage drift and stability. Drift is less than +/-0.162° C (+/-0.09° F) from stated accuracy at all times. High accuracy and constant calibration together make the Jogan Thermal Checkpoint a fast and reliable way to determine which people might need secondary screening.

Visible Camera for Identification and Extendability
The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint includes a 4K digital camera. It provides a visible image in full color and allows simple identification of subjects who may need additional screening. It also facilitates many of the features provided by our third party AI software partners. This ONVIF compliant camera also streams video via H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, which simplifies integration with existing video management systems.

Simple, Versatile Software for Alarms and Extendability
The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint includes software that ensures the system is accurately calibrated, and it provides a visual alert when the person in the immediate field of view exceeds the customer designated temperature threshold. The alert can also trigger a hardware I/O for further notifications or integration with third party systems and indicators.

A data trending option allows customized body temperature baselines and alerts to be established. This addresses fluctuations in average temperatures for those whose normal body temperature is not 37° C (98.6° F).

Extended Capabilities to Limit Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Spread
Our software partners offer additional features that extend the Jogan Thermal Checkpoint beyond fever detection to proactive solutions for limiting both symptomatic and asymptomatic spread of the coronavirus:

  • Detecting whether people are wearing a mask
  • Monitoring whether people use hand sanitizer
  • Detecting people who try to avoid screening
  • Temperature baseline trending and alerting of known people
  • Real-Time Data and Counts
  • Auto tracking & geospatial mapping of people with elevated temperatures
  • Integration with access control systems
  • Integration with visitor management systems to print self expiring tags

Packaged in a Space-Efficient Turnkey Kiosk
Made in the USA and integrated in Denver, Colorado, the Jogan Thermal Checkpoint is packaged in a purpose-built 16 gauge powder coated metal body. This kiosk comes with a 21.5” non-touch LCD monitor, mouse and keyboard, locking cabinet and key, and a 6-outlet surge protected power strip. The kiosk is shipped fully assembled on a compact 32” x 32” pallet, ready to move into place and plug into an AC outlet.

100+ Years of Experience, Made in USA
The engineering team behind the Jogan Thermal Checkpoint has over 100 years of collective thermal imaging experience. Manufacturing, assembly, and system integration is regionally distributed throughout the USA, and optimized scaling capabilities support industry leading lead times. The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint is backed by a limited 2-year warranty.

How It Works

Learn why the thermal checkpoint is so popular:

Understanding EST vs EBT

There is a major difference between Elevated Skin Temperature (EST) and Elevated Body Temperature (EBT), of which the FDA thermographic system recommendations issued on 4-17-2020 identify through the IEC 80601-2-59:2017 global standard that the only accurate method to measure human body temperature is the “Interior Canthus” or tear ducts near the bridge of the nose, (EBT), and states that ALL other methods (EST) are unreliable. Please watch our video to learn exactly what this means.

The Trouble with the Skin Temperature (EST) Method

Most of us have had our temperature checked at the entrance to stores or medical offices or other locations where they are trying to guard against exposure to the corona virus. A forehead thermometer is often used, or for larger numbers of people, an automated thermal imaging system is installed to scan the faces of several individuals at once. Nearly everyone that has used a handheld thermometer has a story about the inaccurate and unreliable measurements that they have experience with this method.

The market is being flooded with these systems and the problem with this method of measuring your temperature is that they often get it wrong.

False positives – These arise when someone has an elevated skin temperature (EST) but isn’t infected. That might be due to coming in from a hot day, or from exertion such as climbing stairs, or simply having a sunburn. The measuring device itself may not be accurate because of poor thermal stability, inaccurate sensing, and susceptibility to external influences such as cool or warm air drafts. False positives can easily lead to embarrassment or hard feelings, as well as wasting resources on secondary screenings.
False negatives – Someone running a fever might have normal temperature skin if they just came in from a cool day, or if they were exposed to air conditioning. The measuring device can also be a source of error. In these cases, screening for a fever has failed, and infected individuals are allowed entrance.
Failed Methodology – It is rare that a person with an actual fever would have a forehead shin temperature of 100.4F. All of the other systems  on the market reliant on skin temperature vs our system that reads the tear ducts will miss febrile individuals.

  • Accuracy = Employee Productivity
  • Accuracy = Throughput
  • Accuracy = Liability Mitigation
  • Not following FDA or global standards may create liability

The Standalone System
Wall or Ceiling Mounted

If you don’t need the physical kiosk, our technology can be used in a standalone configuration via a wall or ceiling mounted application.

integrated alerting software

Automated Alerting

Our system measures the temperature of the canthus, commonly known as the tear ducts near the bridge of the eyes. This is the only place to accurately measure human body temperatures. Our system offers the ability to add I/O board outputs to provide dry contact relays which can control lights, audible messages or sounds, and to output to access control systems.

Most other systems use “skin averaging” which is not accurate due to fluctuations in skin temperature from the environment. Imaging walking into a building after crossing a parking lot on a hot or cold day. Your facial skin temperature will vary vastly from your actual internal temperature.

The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint eliminates those challenges and provides precision accuracy  with our precision thermal camera and field deployed precision “black body” calibration device, which is specially designed specifically for elevated body temperature measurement only, to closely emulate laboratory accuracy in real-world environments.

Understanding the FDA Recommendatons 

On April 17, 2020 the FDA issue Thermographic System recommendations for screening related to COVID-19. Here we explain why this is critical to accuracy and the reduction of false positives. 

FDA Recommendations

FDA recommends that the device:

1) Is tested and labeled consistent with the following standard: IEC 80601-2-59:2017: Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-59: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening; OR
2) Is tested using alternative performance specifications that provide similar results to IEC 80601-2-59:2017. This could include:
a) The laboratory temperature accuracy of a screening telethermographic system, including the measurement uncertainty, is less than or equal to ±0.5°C (±0.9°F) over the temperature range of at least 34-39°C (93.2-102.2°F); 10
b) The system includes an accurate blackbody temperature reference source;
c) Both stability and drift are less than 0.2°C (0.36°F) within a timeframe specified by the manufacturer
The Jogan Thermal Checkpoint meets and exceeds these system recommendations which address the inaccuracies that plague the majority of the systems flooding the market. Aside from measuring the interior canthi as called out by the IEC global standard, maintaining the temperature stability is critical to mitigate changes in the ambient temperature environment caused by air drafts from A/C, heat and doors opening and closing.

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