Thermometers are a staple in accurately determining whether or not an individual is sick but they aren’t instant which means you’re stuck with a thermometer in your mouth until it gets a reading. The problem with that, aside from seemingly always taking forever, is it can lead to cross contamination and the spread of germs. For a family imagine how many people use the thermometer. Now think about if it is truly sterilized after each use. With the Non-Contact Thermometer from Kidz-Med these are questions and worries that are no longer relevant because it will determine the person’s temperature using infrared technology. All it takes is the push of a button to instantly receive an accurate body temperature reading on the large, back-lit LED display. The device doesn’t need to touch the sick or potentially sick individual and thus decreases the risk of germ transfer to the one taking the temperature. It operates whisper quietly leaving parents free to even take their child’s temperature while they are sleeping without worry that it will wake them.
How accurate is it? The Non-Contact IR Thermometer is as accurate as using an ear or rectal thermometer. It is recommended that the person taking the temperature reading be within 2-4 inches of the individual when using the thermometer for an accurate read. Its mode can be set to provide temperature readings in either Fahrenheit or Celsius and will record the previous 32 readings. Though the Non-Contact Thermometer is ideally used to determine a person’s body temperature it can also be used to measure the surface temperature of an appliance, bathtub water before entering or even a room temperature. The Non-Contact Thermometer is powered by 2 AAA batteries which are included with purchase.