Masimo and Thermomedics have released the TIR-1 non-contact Bluetooth-enabled thermometer, which integrates seamlessly with the Masimo Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform.

TIR-1 is an easy-to-use, clinical-grade infrared thermometer that provides forehead temperature measurements across all patient populations. As a non-contact device, the thermometer reduces the possibility of cross-contamination and eliminates the need to purchase additional disposables such as probe covers, reducing cost and waste.

Its simple, one-button operation delivers patient temperature results in seconds, reducing the time needed to take temperature measurements compared to traditional methods. Bluetooth connectivity, available exclusively in the customized thermometer developed by Thermomedics for Masimo, enables wireless data transfer to a connected Root monitor, automating efficient integration of an important patient vital sign into bedside devices, including early warning scores, and from there to hospital EMRs via Masimo Patient SafetyNet or Iris Gateway.

Masimo Root is a powerful, expandable patient monitoring and connectivity hub that integrates an array of technologies, devices, and systems to provide multimodal monitoring and connectivity solutions – in a single, clinician-centric platform. Root’s plug-and-play expansion capabilities allow clinicians to centralize patient monitoring by bringing together advanced rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry, brain function monitoring, regional oximetry, capnography, and vital signs measurements – now including non-contact thermometry – on an easy-to-interpret, customizable display, empowering clinicians with more information for making patient assessments.

“TIR-1 is a great example of the powerful expandability and versatility of the Root platform, and of our commitment to improving patient care through streamlined and automated workflows,” said Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. “This thermometer makes it easy to efficiently take the temperatures of multiple patients without having to manually record data. We’re delighted to have partnered with Thermomedics to develop an additional, easy-to-use thermometry option for Root customers.”