Thermal imaging thermometers with facial recognition are popping up during the pandemic. But, privacy concerns have been raised.
The new technology looks like a tablet connected to a stand that scans a person’s temperature from the shoulders up. But, some devices—like ones that were used in schools, according to Wired—also come with facial recognition technology. The facial recognition feature in the temperature checkers are also being used by employers.
Given the privacy concerns that have been raised with facial recognition technology as a whole, experts have raised alarms about its use during the coronavirus pandemic.