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RESULTS
Infrared thermometers (4)
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Digital stick thermometers (6)
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5
Accuracy

Accuracy

Accuracy is each model's performance compared to that of a medical grade thermometer. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Repeatability

Repeatability

Repeatability is the variation of each model's successive temperature readings. Readings were taken on adults without fever.

 /  5
Features

Features

The Features score is a combination of objectively measured and observed attributes for accessories and operational performance.

 /  5