Fluke IR Laser Thermometer

Fluke IR Laser Thermometer
Originally uploaded by JoshB.

A coworker dropped by to show me one of the few gadgets I don’t have – an infrared laser thermometer. Simply aim, lase, and get a very accurate temperature.

We use it to measure the temperature of electronic components, but when we measured my arm, it read 99.0 degrees F – pretty accurate, I guess.

What I want to know is why doctors offices don’t use these? Faster and more sanitary than the ones they stick in your ear, mouth, or, erm, other places…