A new thermometer can help you measure your own body temperature, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The researchers said the thermometers they developed can detect the amount of water in your body and the number of sweat glands in your skin.
This is important, as it can be used to calculate your body temperature and help determine how hot you feel inside your body.
“We wanted to determine how we can use these new instruments to understand our own body heat,” said Dr. Michael Kohn, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University.
“Our current thermometers are based on the same principles as those used in industrial thermometers, which are essentially mechanical units that are made of metal and are calibrated to be as close as possible to the temperature of the human body,” Kohn said.
“These new instruments are more flexible, more reliable, more sensitive and more accurate than the current models, which we can easily measure.
They also allow us to use our body heat to control the amount and type of water that is produced by sweat glands and skin.”
To test the new thermometers’ capabilities, the researchers placed a sample of water on a plastic tube.
They then took the temperature and humidity readings, and compared them with a standard thermometer.
“The more accurate and more reliable the thermometer, the more accurate we can determine the body temperature of someone who is just standing in the bathroom,” Koun said.
A new thermometrically-calibrated version of the thermocouple used in some commercial thermometers.
Credit: Cornell UniversityScientists also tested the new instrument on mice, and they found that they could distinguish the temperature difference between the human’s body and a test tube filled with water.
The mice had to be kept in a controlled environment for 10 minutes to test the results.
“This was a very large and large number of animals,” Kaelenberg said.
“That suggests that the new instruments can be a useful tool for measuring body heat, and we should expect to see a lot more of these devices in use in the future.”
Kohn said the team plans to continue to develop the new devices and use them to measure the body’s internal temperature.