Just in time to meet the Ebola outbreak demand for detecting fever, San Diego-based Fraden Corp. announced that it received a second U.S. patent to augment any smartphone with an instant, non-contact infrared thermometer.
The company’s new invention is a sub-miniature infrared camera incorporated into a smartphone or its protective case. The device will work together with the phone’s digital camera, which acts as its viewfinder.
“This results in unprecedented convenience of taking temperature by a smartphone (by) just aiming the phone at the person’s head,” said CEO and Co-founder James Fraden in a press release.
The company developed an app that automatically detects the forehead surface, reads the infrared camera output signal, and calculates the internal body temperature with clinical accuracy, Fraden said. Within one second, the result is displayed on the screen of the smartphone.
Read more about Fraden Corp. in the Nov. 3 edition of the San Diego Business Journal.