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Offline Maxie

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IR Thermometer
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:55:07 AM »
Will the IR thermometer we use to test our ovens take the temperature of a person?
Can we use them for Coronavirus temp testing?
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Re: IR Thermometer
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 11:14:21 AM »
Not accurately. I think that it's too much input from ambient temp.
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Re: IR Thermometer
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 11:39:50 AM »
I tried with mine, and I'm apparently dead... ;)  92°

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Re: IR Thermometer
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 11:57:17 AM »
You might be able to use it to establish a base line.  Then is the temp spikes, you'll have an indication there might be a problem.  If it registers room temperature, you're too late.

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Re: IR Thermometer
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 12:23:09 PM »
Where are you guys aiming it? With a wide open mouth, red dot on the uvula, I just got a reading of 98. On forehead, 10 degrees lower!
With a purpose built thermometer in my ear, the readings have been between 96 and 98.4 (96.2 just now)
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Re: IR Thermometer
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 11:08:59 AM »
I tried my mouth, and my partner's mouth, we're both dead. However, I haven't gone through the calibration of the unit. So maybe there's hope ;D

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