Thermometers Replace Mercury With Bluetooth

03/12/2015 04:43 pm ET | Updated May 12, 2015

Thermometers have come a long way from fragile glass tubes filled with dangerous mercury. Those rectal thermometers are still one of the nightmares of my childhood. Today, adhesive strips that contain tiny sensors, Bluetooth and smart phones are improving the art of taking a temperature reading. This year, you'll see the first wave of thermometers that are more accurate, less intrusive and most important, keep records over time. They come in the form of band-aid like strips, ankle bands and pacifiers.

Here are just a couple of new products you'll be seeing:


Robin Raskin is founder of Living in Digital Times (LIDT), a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations that intersect lifestyle and technology. LIDT produces conferences and expos at CES and throughout the year focusing on how technology enhances every aspect of our lives through the eyes of today's digital consumer.