The Braun ThermoScan 7 stands out as an advanced ear thermometer designed to offer enhanced accuracy and comfort, particularly for newborns. Through specialized technology, it addresses the unique body temperature range of infants, resulting in precise temperature readings. The device incorporates Age Precision technology, a wide-angle probe, and a pre-heated tip, all of which contribute to its reliability.
DATA SHEET / CHARACTERISTICS
|Type of thermometer||Auricular/Tympanic|
Design and Build:
The ThermoScan 7 features a glossy white ABS plastic construction that is both well-assembled and easy to clean. The thermometer comes in a protective base and includes a box of disposable tips. It is ergonomically designed, fitting comfortably in hand with a button for measurement activation.
Hygiene and Usage:
To ensure hygiene and accurate readings, the device requires a single-use plastic tip. These tips prevent earwax from interfering with measurements and minimize contamination between readings. The thermometer is user-friendly, with a trigger mechanism to easily dispose of used tips and install new ones without touching them. Although the disposable tips generate plastic waste, cleaning them might be sufficient for some users, though it’s recommended to adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines for reliable results.
Age Precision and Measurements:
The ThermoScan 7 incorporates Age Precision technology, which adjusts temperature interpretation based on the selected age range: 0-3 months, 3-36 months, or over 3 years. This technology aids in color-coded fever indication (green, yellow, red) based on the selected age group. The device includes ExacTemp, a feature that indicates correct probe positioning through a green light.
Accuracy and Speed:
The thermometer boasts quick operation, becoming operational in 7 seconds and requiring only 2 seconds for each measurement. Additionally, it permits rapid consecutive measurements without imposing a wait time. The device demonstrates strong measurement repetition (98.6%), which generally eliminates the need for multiple readings to establish an average.
The ThermoScan 7 exhibits a high level of accuracy, with a minimal average deviation of 0.2°C compared to rectal temperature readings from a reference thermometer. Although there might be a slight temperature disparity, it’s attributed to the choice of correspondence between ear and oral measurements rather than rectal measurements. Even with a slight maximum deviation in specific cases, the thermometer’s measurements remain trustworthy.
The Braun ThermoScan 7 is a user-friendly, rapid, and accurate ear thermometer. Its utilization of age-appropriate color codes enhances its practicality for identifying fevers in both infants and adults. A potential improvement could be the addition of a silent mode for more discreet nighttime measurements, a feature present in the ThermoScan 7+.
- Accuracy and repetition of measurements.
- Color coded fever according to age.
- 9 measurements saved in memory.
- Disposable plastic protective tips are hygienic.
- No silent mode.
- Disposable plastic protective tips are just waste.