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Poll: What is the most common type of temperature sensor used in medical applications?

Designing electrical and electronic systems for medical instruments, devices, or other applications have special requirements for ensure the safety, precision, and reliability. As such, they must meet rigid regulations and standards of quality. When selecting a temperature sensor for a medical application, one must examine both the essential requirements and key characteristics of the application to select the appropriate type of sensor.

 

Poll Question: What is the most common type of temperature sensor used in a medical application?

Poll Results
  • Change-of-state temperature sensors (0%)
    0/25
  • Infrared sensor (non-contact) (52%)
    13/25
  • RTD (Resistance temperature detector) (16%)
    4/25
  • Semiconductor (4%)
    1/25
  • Thermocouple (8%)
    2/25
  • Thermistor (4%)
    1/25
  • Thermometer (4%)
    1/25
  • Thermopile (0%)
    0/25
  • Other; please explain in comments (12%)
    3/25

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