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TIME Invention of the Year
Taking a temperature is so every day that often the importance of it as a medical diagnostic tool is over-looked. It can be forgotten that temperature reading, and temperature trend data can inform early medical action that save lives.
In the context of providing medical aid to third world countries (such as Liberia during the country’s civil war and Ebola outbreak) the use of an accurate thermometer which does not depend on consumables for infection control, becomes an innovative, lifesaving tool of significant importance. Time listed the ARC as one of the top inventions of the year.