Sun, Apr 22, 2012
A company called Kidz-Med, Inc. has launched a new thermometer called, “Thermofocus”, claiming it as the first thermometer to take accurate body temperature readings without touching the body.
The product’s website says it can read infrared heat eminating from a person’s forehead, and give results as accurate as a rectal thermometer, and more accurate than an ear thermometer.
The reason why they recommend pointing the device to the forehead is because the head is supplied with blood from the temporal artery, which receives blood through the aorta and the carotid artery, guaranteeing a considerable flow of blood. Moreover, the forehead is the only part of the body close to the brain that is not covered in hair.
Kidz-Med says you can also use the Thermofocus to take the temperatures of baby formula, bath water, and food.
This might be the start of the first Medical Tricorder?
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