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therMOMeter / Thermometer

therMOMeter
therMOMeter

Medical situations cause children stress. Even taking a temperature, the common first step in diagnosing an illness, can make a nurse’s office seem foreign and alarming. Conversely, a mother compassionately using her hand to check if her child has a fever creates a scene of comfort. therMOMeter bridges this gap between stress and comfort by allowing nurses to take children’s temperature with their hand, just like the patient’s mothers. Using ambient temperature readings, currently used in traditional temporal thermometers, a nurse can accurately take the first step to diagnosing a child without the patient resisting or feeling anxiety.

University

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, United States

Design

Georgilis, Karyn

Georgilis, Karyn
Cincinnati, United States