Infrared (IR) thermometers are electronic devices which can accurately determine the temperature from a distance. They are used medically to determine whether a person has a fever without requiring physical contact.
Infrared thermometers are sometimes referred to as non-contact thermometers, laser thermometers (referring to the laser which is used for focussing) or temperature guns.
This can be useful in diagnosing conditions such as Flu or Covid-19 while minimising the risk of infection. Not only can this digital thermometer make taking a temperature more hygienic, it can also make the process easier and less stressful for children and babies.
Infrared thermometers do not require contact making them both hygienic and non-intrusive. Unlike in-ear and oral thermometers, which can cause distress in children, the infrared thermometer can take an accurate measurement without the need of being held in the mouth or the ear.
Due to the fact that the infrared thermometer requires no contact, you can take a temperature without the need of sterilising the thermometer each time. This can also protect you from contracting viruses which can be spread through physical contact, such Covid-19.