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Amid the global coronavirus scare, the new normal in airports, cafes, schools, hotels, and various checkpoints is the temperature gun, also called the infrared thermometer. Health officials now aim those unsettling temperature guns at ordinary people. This non-contact infrared device has become the iconic design object of the coronavirus epidemic.
Design thinkers have an opportunity here—especially now that temperature guns are becoming standard equipment for tackling Covid-19 and future pandemics.
Designers have proven how a bit of imagination and empathy—or “design thinking”—can help humanize ominous medical technologies.
A classic example is GE’s line of kid-friendly CT scanners made to look like a pirate ship.Quito, A. (n.d.). Photos: A temperature gun to the head has become an iconic coronavirus image. Quartz. Retrieved March 29, 2020, from https://qz.com/1806728/coronavirus-we-need-to-rethink-the-design-of-the-temperature-gun/