New Product! Hand held Talking
cooking and safety aid for the blind
IRT-1 Talking Thermometer was developed for use by the blind and poorly
sighted primarily as a cooking aid, with a built in voice instructions
as to its use. The IRT-1 can be set to speak in English,
or French. More languages may be added in the future.
Note: any discounts mentioned in old podcasts are no longer in effect
as the current price has been reduced.
Listen to the start up tutorial! (Actual IRT-1
range: -70 to 380 degrees Centigrade (-94 to 716 degrees Fahrenheit)
by 2 AA batteries. Battery life is expected to be 6 months on
average. Battery life is affected by usage, age of batteries,
quality of batteries as well. Batteries are easily replaced
the back of the unit.
voltage detector: The IRT-1 will speak "low battery" when
voltages get too low. The infrared sensor can give erratic
readings if batteries are low. The user should replace
as soon as possible upon hearing the low battery announcement.
speaks English, Spanish, and French.
scan function to locate hot objects.
Easy to use!!
Remove the ribbon from the battery compartment, which will power up the
unit. You'll be prompted to press any button to start the
short tutorial. You will only hear this when first installing
batteries. From top to bottom there are 3 buttons:
Scan, and Mode. The infrared temperature sensor is located at
top of the unit, above the speaker. To measure the
an object, hold the IRT-1 a short distance from the object and press
the temperature button. You'll hear the IRT-1 speak the
temperature! Be sure the sensor is pointed at the
Later you can change to Centigrade, or to your preferred
language. The IRT-1 defaults to English and
locate a heat source, typically a warm or hot burner on a stove, press
the middle button. This is the Scan button. As you
IRT-1 back and forth across the hot object you will hear a beeping tone
that goes from slow to fast. Fast beeping indicates a hot
temperature. Great for locating a burner on a glass cook top
stove, or to verify a pan is centered over a burner. The Mode
button (third button) allows you to change from Fahrenheit to
Centigrade and back, or to select your preferred language.
you press Mode you will hear brief instructions, which you can stop by
pressing any button. The Temperature button allows you to
from Fahrenheit to Centigrade, and the Scan button allows you to select
language. When finished with your selection press Mode again
the IRT-1 is ready to go! For more details on usage please
download the IRT-1
So, how does an Infrared
Thermometer work, and how is it different from an ordinary thermometer? Infrared
energy is actually a form of light. We can't see it, but we
it. If you've felt heat from a hot stove or a campfire, for
it is infrared energy we feel. The IRT-1 has a device that
infrared energy (IR for short), much like a solar cell can detect
energy from the sun. When you point the IRT-1 at something
the temperature, you are measuring the infrared energy the object is
radiating. Just like your hot stove radiates heat, every
radiates a certain amount of IR energy. If you measure the
inside your refrigerator you might get a reading of 40 degrees for
example. This is because the objects inside your refrigerator
and radiate less IR energy. It's important to know that an IR
thermometer is different from other types. For example, a
thermometer will measure the temperature inside the chicken or steak
you are cooking. The IRT-1 will measure the surface
temperature of the
food you are cooking, or the temperature of the oil in the pan for
example. The type of object affects the readings. For
to measure the outside of a shiny pan will
probably give a rather low reading. There isn't anything
the IRT-1, it's just that shiny or reflective objects do not radiate
thermal energy the same way as others. For more usage tips
information about ways to use the IRT-1 please refer to the user
manual, available as a download.