An Infrared Thermometer Inside A Smartphone
How difficult it might be to take a kidâs temperature? Sounds an easy thing to do but only parents know what itâs really like. You never know if the whole process will result in kidâs biting, scratching or screaming. A lot of parents in such moments would give anything to have a thermometer that you could just aim at your little one’s head, and have her temperature in less than a second. Sounds like a dream? Thanks to Jacob Fraden, an inventor who has patented the smartphone thermometer, very soon manufacturers might equip phones with infrared sensors that will allow measuring the temperature in a second. Temperature-taking wouldn’t be limited to humans, it may be used on pets or even on inanimate objects like stoves or bathtubs. Results should be accurate, falling within International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. But so far we donât know if the inventorâs patented smartphone thermometer will see the light of day.