I’m glad my babies didn’t get sick often. And when they did I just let the cold run its course and never used a thermometer until they were old enough to hold it under their tongue themselves. I’m not a very big fan of taking anyone’s temperature (even my own children’s) rectally. And, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way judging by one of the most innovative thermometers I’ve personally ever seen, the TemporalScanner™ from Exergen.
The Exergen TemporalScanner gauges body temperature in two seconds by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery. Who knew?
“Research proves that this is amongst the most accurate way to test for fever in all ages and it is clearly the least invasive,” says Exergen President Francesco Pompei, Ph.D., who developed and patented the technology. “We are proud to have developed it and stand behind each one we sell.”
The Exergen TemporalScanner infrared thermometer has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $49.99. It is available at Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and leading pharmacies nationwide.