Case Study: MASTECH fever monitoring system to fight Coronavirus

MASTECH products play a critical role in monitoring the body temperature of runners in the midst of a pandemic


Whilst worldwide famous marathons in Boston, Berlin, Chicago, or New York are canceled, EventPal organized the Ali Mountain Cloud Run, a 42, 21,10, and 5K race on 9 May 2021 in Taiwan.


Taking place at Ali Mountain, this running event is well known for its spectacular views of cloud sea, unforgettable sunrise, and ancient forests. Now, it is also popular for being one of the few places to organize a running event in a time of surging Coronavirus.

Ali Mountain Cloud Run gathered more than 2,500 participants


One of the major challenges being faced by sport events organizers is finding a reliable method to prevent the spread of COVID 19 safely, efficiently, and with an extraordinary level of precision.


Fortunately, the organizers of Ali Mountain Cloud Run can share some valuable advice. The strict policy measures implemented against the impact of the coronavirus provided participants peace of mind when entering the event.


Firstly, all participants had to fulfill a complete health questionnaire and declare if they have been traveling abroad, where they have been, and if they had any symptoms of fever or respiratory infections in the last 21 days.


Secondly, they had to wear a mask when entering the venue, use the hand sanitizer stations available at the event, and keep the mandatory social distance.


Last but not least, participants were not able to run with a body temperature of 37.5℃ or higher. The event's organizers prioritized safety and set up a screening system to ensure that all the registered runners had no fever symptoms.

How MASTECH helped


MASTECH worked very closely with the organizers of the Ali Mountain Cloud Run to create a race that was safe. More than 2,600 were asked to check their temperatures in a very short period of time.


The MS6592P non-contact infrared thermometer was the best choice for this task. The volunteers could use this portable, small and light device to check the body temperature of the runners at the entry to the packet pick-up. The MS6592P measures temperature between 32 ℃~42℃/89℉~108℉ with a resolution of 0.1℃/0.1℉ providing very accurate responses in one second. If the temperature was above 37.5℃, the entry was denied.


Fortunately, nobody had a fever and all the runners could join the race.



MASTECH also set up the MSFS16, a fever monitor system with a thermal camera, at the entrance to increase the epidemic prevention measures. The MSFS16 is a turnkey solution ideal for this kind of event. It is designed to quickly and accurately measure people's body temperature without contact. It measures the surface skin temperature faster and more accurately than the typical forehead thermometer. Besides, the MSFS16 is easy to set up, light, and with high-level functionalities:


- 160 × 120 resolution in the thermal channel, high sensitivity sensor
- Day & Night: IR cut filter with auto switch
- Point, line, and area for temperature measurement
- Temperature range: 30°C to 45°C; temperature accuracy: ±0.5°C
- 3D DNR, image detail enhancement
- Strobe light and audio alarm


Fever Monitor System testing the body temperature of participants


The MSFS16 is a great solution to monitor the temperature of visitors at nursing homes, fitness centers, shopping malls, stadiums, and concert venues among others.


In conclusion, all the measures implemented by the organizers of Ali Mountain Cloud Run made it possible that more than 2,600 people enjoyed the unique experience of running in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. The MASTECH Team was happy to help and proud to keep runners safe, so they could have a beautiful day.