Monday, January 17, 2011

Thermo Mirror from NEC Avio - - Read Your Temperature by Just looking at It

It’s the time of year when it seems like everyone is getting sick. I spent nearly two weeks battling the flu myself not too long ago. One of the annoyances while trying to fight off illness is taking your temperature. You have to deal with a thermometer, which usually means sticking something under your tongue, waiting, then washing it off. After all, you don’t want those old germs going right back in your mouth the next time you check your temperature.

NEC Avio knows how annoying this can be, and are working on a device called the Thermo Mirror. All you need to do is look into the mirror for a moment, and it will give you a reading using infrared thermography. Granted, the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is stare at yourself in the mirror, but I think you’ll live. The downside here is that they’re going to want around $1,200 for the device when it launches later this year.

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