Infrared, contactless thermometers are popular in a Covid-19 climate

15th June 2020
Infrared, contactless thermometers are popular in a Covid-19 climate

June 15, 2020: Infrared thermometers are very popular among paediatricians to measure the body temperature of infants. However, the outbreak Coronavirus has pushed healthcare providers to embrace infrared thermometers for its “non-contact” measuring ability – and not just in hospitals.  Infrared thermometers have become a fixture at routine checkpoints for commercial organizations for allowing employees to enter office premises. Even many households across the country are replacing traditional thermometer with infrared ones. 
With so many options available in the market, here are some of the mt popular.
Dr. Trust

Dr. Trust is a US-based brand, and its products are available in India as well. The brand has been supplying infrared thermometers for a long time now, and they have a few options in this category. However, the price range of its products is relatively on a higher side. For instance, the infrared thermometers are priced around $ 120 or Rs. 9000 approximately.
French brand ZOOOK is  trusted for its high-quality assurance&affordability. The ZOOOK Infra Temp is ideal for use in households as well as workplaces, owing to its storage capacity of temperature readings of 30 groups. Besides, it also has an in-built alarm and light-based alert mechanism to warn when the body or surface temperature is above normal. Equipped with Japanese sensors, the device gives measures and gives accurate result within a second. Ultra-low power consumption, great built quality and easy-to-handle attributes add to the virtues of the device. It comes with a three-colour backlit LCD screen and readings can be easily seen even at night with the help of a large screen display with bright white backlight. It is priced at Rs 3,999.
OMRON offers a range of in-ear contactless infrared thermometers. These thermometers come with a large backlit display that enables users to use the device during the night time conveniently. They also offer GentleTemp 720 to read body temperature via the forehead surface, without contact. Interestingly, the thermometer has 3-in-1 measurement capabilities to read temperature - forehead, surface and room temperature. It also has memory storage for 25 readings and hence one can keep track of the temperature to monitor trends.
The  Dr.MorepenThermosmart Infrared Thermometer lets you know the temperature from a few centimetres away from a person’s body, minimizing the risk of exposure to infections. One can also easily measure the temperature of bathing water or feeding bottles for infants. The device features a large LED backlight display to read the results from a distance. It takes about 2-seconds to measure and showcase the temperature. The thermometer has a unique gun-style design along with a stand at the bottom which makes it easier to carry, use and store.
Fluke is a renowned brand when it comes to calibration tools, electrical tools, software and more. The company is a trusted brand for industrial supplies, including infrared thermometers. It offers various types of infrared thermometers such as Fluke 64 MAX IR Thermometer, 62 MAX+ Handheld Infrared Laser Thermometer, 62 MAX Mini Infrared Thermometer, and others. Depending upon the requirement, these thermometers can measure temperature from multiple surfaces – hot liquid in a large factory container to the forehead. Some of their thermometers can measure temperature up to 650o C. They cater to the industrial measurement sector, not to consumers.