Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 7 ~ Holiday Gift Guide ~ Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

Exergen Corporation is the recognized world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology. From providing temperature sensors for NASA and various industries to creating one of the world’s most popular baby gifts, Exergen creates non-invasive temperature measurement devices providing lower cost, higher accuracy, less invasiveness, and greater reliability than ever previously possible. 

The creator of the first temporal artery thermometer—the Temporal Scanner™, the most efficacious, non-invasive thermometer ever created. Exergen holds over 100 U.S. and foreign patents, and is the only manufacturer of retail medical thermometers in the U.S. Presently, 30% of hospitals and pediatricians currently use the Exergen TemporalScanner, and well over 1 million consumers use one at home.

Founded by Harvard-research scientist .Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago, Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.

EXERGEN's unique, patented technologies set the benchmark for non-contact infrared temperature measurement throughout a wide range of industrial and medical applications.

As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes:

First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;

Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.


My Thoughts~!!

I have to admit that this is one of the handiest gadgets ANY parent could own~!!  It is very, VERY easy to use~!!  All you have to do is depress the button, hold it down and slide it across the forehead to the hairline; depress the button and read the results.  You can also place this behind your ear if the forehead is sweaty or not easily accessible.

In mere seconds you have the temperature reading and there is no fighting with fussy children who don't like to have thermometers shoved into their orifices.  My kids loved having me take their temperatures, thankfully at the time they didn't actually need their temps. taken, but it was new and they were excited!

I am VERY thankful to have found this product and if there is ONE thing you keep in your medicine cabinet, then the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is THE one item you SHOULD have~!  No muss, no fuss and easy to use~!!

It operates on a nine volt battery, which is included, the back slides off and you just pop the battery inside; remove the applicator cover and your all set to use it on yourself, your spouse and/or your children.  Easy peasy~!!

It's not heavy, nor difficult to use and fits into your hand nicely.  It's so easy to use, even my youngest children understand the principles in its usage.  

Truthfully, the hardest part about using the device, is getting it out of its package.


** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! **