I was contacted by the Exergen Corporation to see if I would be interested in doing a review of their TemporalScanner, an infrared thermometer that works by capturing a temperature by simply scanning the heat coming off of the forehead (via the temporal artery). Of course, I was interested! This sounded like an awesome device.
After I received the scanner, I took it out of the box and, following instructions, scanned my forehead. 94.6 degrees. Hmm. I waited 30 seconds and did it again. 96.5. I was getting warmer. After several attempts, I asked my husband to try it. Similar results. Obviously, I was sent a faulty unit. After a short rant about quality control, I put it away, and forgot about it... Until the day I was feeling sick.
I pulled it out of the box again, popped the clear plastic cover off the scanner, placed it on my forehead and... wait a minute. Back up... popped the clear plastic cover off the scanner... Oops. Looks like I missed a step on my first go-round with this amazingly simple device! My bad.
100.1. Yep. I was sick. And, yep, the scanner worked. Quickly and easily.
I have to admit that I've not had any sick kiddos to try it on since I received it. But when I do, I'm certain they'll respond much better to a smooth swipe across the forehead, rather than a traditional thermometer shoved you-know-where.
With my daughter's new baby on the way, I'm certain the Exergen TemporalScanner is going to come in handy time and time again. In case you didn't glean this from the above info, here are the key points:
- The Exergen TemporalScanner is non-invasive (woo hoo!), easy-to-use and extremely accurate... in just 2 seconds!
- It will help parents, and grandparents, avoid the painful experience of taking their feverish kiddo's temps rectally and uncomfortably.
- Since it only takes 2 seconds and a gentle swipe, you can check your sleeping child's temperature without waking him!
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