He also believes that, "we're going to have to come to terms with having new social norms. Hand sanitization, wearing masks social distancing and temperature screening are probably going to be with us for a very long time".
Most restaurants and other hospitality businesses such as hotels have begun using temperature scanners to screen customers who may have a temperature higher than 100.4°F. It's very common to see hand sanitizer containers in restaurants, retail stores and offices. There are some serious flaws in current solutions such as the hand held temperature scanners. The 1 quart or smaller hand sanitizer pump bottles also have a number of problems.
Let's start with handheld temperature scanners. They are inexpensive and easy to locate but they are not accurate unless held a specific distance from the forehead of the person being tested. The restaurant employee who scans people at the door is exposed to every person who may be infected when they enter. This presents a health risk to restaurant employees.
When we look at commercially available bottles of hand sanitizer, these help to reduce the coronavirus spread by human hands. Unfortunately, these bottles typically hold less than a quart and have to be refilled or replaced daily, depending on the traffic entering the business. These bottles can be stolen or may become clogged during use. The fact that everyone touches the hand pump also poses another virus contamination hazard.
Several companies have tried to combine temperature scanning into an automated solution. The most interesting is a combined temperature scanner and hand sanitizer
called the IntelliStart Station.