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In the past, contact thermometers such as mercury and digital thermometers were home and hospital staples. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rise in the usage of non-contact infrared thermometers such as the FAMIDOC Infrared Thermometer FDIR-V22, which provides accurate results safely and efficiently
How do Infrared thermometers work?
IR thermometers are devices that screen for fever, one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. They do this through measuring human temperature, which is emitted through infrared light. The infrared light is detected and read by the device which then displays the temperature.
Are infrared thermometers dangerous?
Non-contact thermometers are not at all dangerous to use as they do not transmit any type of energy. They only sense the energy that is being emitted.
Benefits of Infrared Thermometers
Non-contact thermometers such as the FAMIDOC FDIR-V22 can compensate for the difference between skin and internal body temperature. This allows for the IR device to produce a more accurate reading than would be measured by under-the-tongue thermometers.
For those concerned about Coronavirus, infrared thermometers are the safest way to provide accurate results. IR devices are a recommended option not only due their effectiveness in preventing the spread of Covid-19 but are also excellent alternatives to contact thermometers that can be uncomfortable, such as oral or rectal thermometers. In fact, IR thermometers are the preferred instrument for pediatricians, as children often are squeamish about contact thermometers. They are also safer than traditional mercury thermometers, which can break and allow toxic mercury to escape.
When it comes to protection during COVID-19, the choice is clear. The Famidoc FDIR-V22 thermometer is safe and highly reliable. With a smart user interface and design that can read both body temperature and objects and can provide readings in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.