Masimo and Thermomedics, a part of PositiveID, announced they’re releasing in the U.S. the TIR-1 non-contact Bluetooth thermometer. The infrared thermometer integrates with the Masimo Root patient monitor, allowing contact-free forehead temperature measurement in patients of all ages. Since no contact is made, there’s no need to replace those plastic tips as on ear thermometers every time a measurement is taken.
The device provides clinical-grade readings, allowing clinics to avoid touch-based thermometers altogether. This can help speed up the taking of readings and in the process avoid the potential for transfer of pathogens.
Taking a readings is a matter of putting the device near a forehead and clicking a button. Readings are automatically transferred via a secure connection to the Masimo Root system.