The device can tell whether you have a fever without ever touching your skin

A new thermometer that can take an infant’s temperature while barely touching his or her skin will soon be available to parents in the United States; consumer electronics company Withings, its creator, just received FDA clearance for the product, called the Thermo.

First unveiled in January at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Thermo allows parents to avoid taking their child’s temperature with a rectal thermometer, the most traditionally accurate method. Instead, the Thermo user simply presses a button on the device and places one end of the thermometer against the middle of the ailing person’s forehead, and then slowly moves it out toward his or her temple until the device vibrates twice.

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