The Australian Government, Commissioner of Patent has granted Australian Innovation Patent on 24 June 2020 to Dr. Kranti Zakde, MGM University, Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad, Shazia Shaikh, Department of Computer Science, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Nazneen Akhter, Maulana Azad College, Ramesh Manza, Dept of Computer Science, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Abdul Raoof Khan, Maulana Azad College. Varying temperatures of human body are associated with certain health disorders. Thermal imaging and its medical applications are gaining momentum, as it is apparent from the widespread use of thermal temperature gun being used in current pandemic situation of Covid-19. Our patented prototype is known as “A Non-Contact Type Thermal Imaging System” which is several steps ahead of such temperature guns. Based on the concept of the studying temperature as a useful indicator of human health, this Non-Contact Type Thermal Imaging System has been designed and developed for the purpose of diagnostic support leading towards disease detection. This system is comprised of powerful thermal sensor array that is capable of capturing the temperatures of a complete scene in field of view rather than just delivering a single temperature value of a small area.
The thermal sensor serves the purpose of recording the temperature map of the Region of Interest of biological subjects and represents the same in the form of a colour thermal image that is useful in visualization of the temperature variations of the captured regions which is suitable for human interpretation, visual analysis as well as scientific and statistical analysis based on image processing techniques. A Color Palette is a collection of a range of colors that are mapped over the image data to create a visual temperature map that is eventually the digital thermal image of interest. This thermal imaging device is ready to be used for medical applications where contact less, non-invasive and painless diagnostic support is required for studying underlying health conditions in humans that are marked by changes in body surface temperatures and it can play a significant role in early detection of disease stages such as diabetes, breast cancer, skin cancer, oral cancers, etc.