Security research for efficient use of thermal cameras in case of epidemic threats and crises (acronym: BETERKA)
MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR, CZECH REPUBLIC
Program: VI – Security Research Program of the Czech Republic in the years 2015 to 2022
Security Research Program of the Czech Republic in the years 2015 to 2022 – 4th public tender
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen / New Technologies – Research Centre
Faculty of Health Studies, UWB
Techmania Science Center o.p.s.
To learn from the past COVID ‐ 19 epidemic and to prepare a solution for a functional system of reliable thermodiagnostics of people in the Czech Republic for future epidemic threats manifesting the increased temperature of those infected.
The project focuses on research into thermodiagnostic methods using IR cameras as tools for contactless and rapid identification of people with fever and at the same time tools for effective security of the state and its citizens and crisis management and epidemic threats. In the research part, researchers will look for solutions to more reliably identify people with elevated body temperature, i.e. potentially infected, and will focus on statistical data collection that could help monitor epidemics of febrile conditions. A secondary research goal of the project is other possibilities of using IR cameras for more efficient and effective provision of IRS tasks not only during the time of the epidemic. In addition to its own research, the project also includes extensive activities of education and popularization.
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Total project cost
14 990 010 CZK