Braun has launched the Braun Forehead Thermometer in the US to make it easier for parents to measure their kids’ temperatures without the hassles associated with oral and ear thermometers. The Braun Forehead thermometer measures the temperature of the skin above the temporal artery of the head. The choice of artery is due to its proximity to the skin, which other major arteries do not provide, allowing for non-invasive and reliable temperature measurements within seconds.
The ergonomically designed thermometer features a large backlit display letting you see temperature readings even at night and in low light environments. To take a reading, the device is powered on, placed above the kid’s eyebrows and the ‘temperature’ button is pressed. The thermometer is then moved towards the temple and back, while pressing against the skin, till the device beeps and the measured temperature is displayed on the screen. During the back and forth motion on the forehead, the thermometer uses infrared technology to take multiple readings which are then processed by a proprietary algorithm to provide a single final value. The reading is converted to the oral temperature equivalent to allow for communication and consultation with doctors who more frequently use under-the-tongue thermometers.
The display is color coded to give instant fever detection with a green screen indicating ‘no fever’, a yellow screen indicating a slightly higher temperature, and a red color showing the presence of fever. For new users, stepwise instructions to obtain a temperature reading are clearly displayed on a sticker on top of the thermometer.
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