"A disposable liquid crystal thermometer performs as well as a non-disposable temporal artery infra-red thermometer”
- Journal of Anesthesia Practice September / October 2014, Volume 8 Issue 5
Liquid crystals are chemical compounds and mixtures that exhibit the mechanical properties of liquids and optical characteristics of solids. Liquid crystals that change color with changes in temperature are known as thermochromic liquid crystals (TLCs). Scientifically, they are identified as Cholesteric Liquid Crystals.
Clinitrend products utilize this exciting technology (TLCs) for the measurement of clinical temperature trends in the healthcare environment. Clinitrend products feature a continuous display of core-adjusted temperature as indicated by a bright line, which continuously moves across the temperature range. Readings are made at the center of the line.
The Clinitrend technology has been thoroughly studied and well documented to reliably reflect core body temperature of anesthetized patients. References are available upon request.