Sep 17, 2009

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer - Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED

I hate having to use a thermometer on my kids. Let's face it, there's nothing pleasant about having to put something....um...down there when your kid already feels miserable. And you can't tell an infant to stop flailing your legs, or this could get ugly.

Photobucket So I was THRILLED when given the chance to try out Exergen's Temporal Artery Thermometer! Their thermometer measures the body's core temperature from your temporal (forehead) artery. The results are as accurate as what you would normally get from a rectal temp. And because you are "scanning" the forehead, you can take your child's temperature even while they are sleeping!

The science behind it is pretty impressive:

"With a gentle stroke of the forehead it captures the naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery, taking 1,000 readings per second, selecting the most accurate. With its patented Arterial Heat Balance system the Temporal Scanner measures ambient temperatures, mathematically replaces the small temperature loss from cooling at the skin, and displays an accurate arterial temperature."

Temporal readings will be more accurate because the arterial temp reflects your body's true core temperature sooner than a rectal temperature, and a temporal scan isn't affected by movement (coughing, breathing, shifting position) as with traditional thermometers and ear scanners.

When I received my scanner, one thing impressed me - its simplicity. Single button operation, no disposable covers like with ear thermometers, and 2-second results mean that when I have a sick child and my nerves are frayed, I won't be fumbling with extra parts or waiting too long for results. We didn't have any illnesses in the house so we just had some fun testing it out on each other!

PhotobucketIt was incredibly easy to use - just place the sensor on the center of the forehead, press the scan button, and move the sensor over to the hairline, and your temperature immediately displays. I even sneaked into my toddler's room one night to test him while he was sleeping, he never stirred! I wanted to test the accuracy, so I used it on my squirmy infant right after taking a rectal temperature - it was accurate within 0.2 degrees and my baby was a LOT more comfortable during the scan!

Exergen's Temporal Artery Thermometers retail for about $49.99 and are available at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Costco, Drugstore.com, Babies R Us/Toys R Us and http://www.baby.com/. But one of my lucky readers will win a scanner of their very own!

For your first (and mandatory) entry, visit http://www.exergen.com/ and share something you learned that wasn't mentioned in this post! Be sure to leave your email or blogger contact so I can reach you if you win.

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85 comments:

wigget said...

it has been clinically tested for accuracy compared to rectal thermometers and temperature sensors inserted in the heart during course of patient treatment and accepted for use in major hospitals

Tosha said...

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Tosha said...

I learned Exergen is Sueing Kidz-Med and Others over Thermometer Patents...

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The Bear and The Bug said...

The temporal artery area has been used to detect fevers dating back to the early centuries before Christ.
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Julie said...

I learned it is best to take the temp in the middle of the forehead and not from the sides.

Julie said...

I am a subscriber.

Penny Pinching Parent said...

Tweeted it! :)

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Already follow your blog! :)

Penny Pinching Parent said...

Became a fan on Facebook! :)

Penny Pinching Parent said...

From the Exergen site I learned that one of the reasons ear temps are not accurate is because people do not postion them correctly or consistently. :)

Great giveway!

Ultrasound said...

Very interesting! I didn't know about this sensor before. Thank you for the post!

Kindly,
Mona
Pregnancy Ultrasound

Christy said...

The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow.
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Tosha said...

I subscribed via feedburner

Tosha said...

became a facebook fan

Erica said...

The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement.

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Heather D. said...

I didn't know about the TAT-2000C Educational Pamphlet I can get from my Pediatrician! This is perfect timing as my daughter has her 9 month checkup tomorrow. I need a thermometer that reads quickly as my current one takes minutes!!

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Proud Poppa said...

This thing is sold everywhere! Costco, Babies R Us, etc. Wow! I have never even heard of this gadget. It would be great for my toddler because he hates it when we take his temp.

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Angela said...

Its best to take the child's temp in the middle of the forehead. Interesting product. How easy!

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Emily B said...

I learned that "Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature."
That makes a lot of sense!

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AmyLynn said...

I learned: "The temporal artery thermometer scans the forehead area for the temporal artery and it is almost impossible to miss the artery during a scan. Also, the person whose temperature is being taken does not like something inserted in their ear, making good positioning even more difficult. The gentle scan across the forehead is comfortable and not objectionable. The TemporalScanner has been proven more accurate than ear thermometers by a Harvard Medical School study."

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Following Exergen TemporalScanner on FB.

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AmyLynn said...

I blogged about your giveaway. http://pocketfullofsprinkles.blogspot.com/2009/09/exergen-temporalscanner-200-mission.html (1)

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Heather said...

The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow.

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Mijal Photography said...

I learned these thermometers are used by medical pros 500 million times per year!

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Jessi said...

I learned the temporal artery is best scanned from front not sides.

Jessi said...

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Carrie said...

I learned that a major reason ear thermometers are considered inaccurate by medical professionals is because the positioning of the probe in the ear canal is inconsistent, thus creating inconsistent readings and frequently missing fevers.

So this one is much better!

Bombtastic Belle said...

I learned you sh ould take the temp in the middle of the forehead, and not the sides.
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Anonymous said...

I discovered that even though it's easy to take an ear temperature it isn't accurate because people don't position them correctly or consistently.

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blp3 said...

*Exergen TemporalScanners are now used by medical professionals approximately 500,000,000 times per year, and by consumers approximately 100,000,000 times per year. Both continue to grow rapidly.

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twifanheather said...

It captures naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses!

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flowerchild said...

i learned that it was Founded by Harvard-research scientist .Dr. Francesco Pompei over two decades ago, Exergen Corporation is based in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA.
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Anonymous said...

I like the accuracy of the themometer.
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sunnymum said...

It looks very easy to use! From the site, I also learned that sweating could cause inconsistent results.

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cherdon said...

I learned that all products are designed and manufactured by EXERGEN in the United States.

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silverhartgirl said...

Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart
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