“Temperature” is meant as the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch. It is the degree of internal heat of a person’s body. Temperature is measured with a thermometer, historically calibrated in various temperature scales and units of measurement. The most commonly used scales are the Celsius scale, denoted in °C (informally, degrees centigrade), the Fahrenheit scale (°F), and the Kelvin scale.
Temperature Significance in Human Body
In a human body, temperature has its own significance. If the body seems to get infected by something the very first indication of that the whole body temperature increases. So, measuring temperature in the human body is very essential in order to maintain a healthy metabolic function.
Accurate measurement of temperature is necessary to encounter the monitor proper human body behaviour through the time of treatment. Monitoring of temperature changes is not merely limited to human body only, it involves
- Blood temperature monitoring
- Ablation temperature monitoring
- Respiratory air temperature monitoring
- Humidified oxygen heater temperature monitoring and control
- Incubators, patient warming and endovascular cooling sensors
- Fast response USB digital thermometers and many more.
Temperature Sensors and Probes
Temperature Probes are the electrical cables that helps to connect the temperature sensors with the monitoring devices. Temperature probes comes wide range of probe types providing an efficient and convenient system for temperature monitoring. Customized temperature probes are also available in the market to match most types of physiological monitors.
Apart from using temperature probe, there are many other types of probes: penetration probes, immersion probes, air probes, surface probes, wire probes, even specialized probes like griddle probes, burger probes, pipe clamp probes, and probes for medical and lab use.