The procedure for calibration (setting the deviation) is as follows:

1. Measure the temperature with a standard thermometer or other accurate device when the person is healthy.

2. Then set the thermometer to the "Body Temp" mode and take a reading on the person’s forehead.

3. Calculate the deviation in temperature readings between those obtained in Step 1 and Step 2.

4. The respective deviation figure should then be added to, or subtracted from, the F-3 setting. This will ensure the result obtained from the forehead will equal the desired measurement.

5. Check measurements to ensure that the thermometer is properly set.

For example:

»Using a liquid thermometer, a child's temperature measures 36.6 °C

»Using the Q7 thermometer, the child’s forehead temperature measures 36.8 °C

»Therefore a deviation of -0.2 °C should be set

»Take a further reading which should now be the same temperature as the one measured by the liquid thermometer.

For more information and an alternative method of adjusting the deviation setting, please see our instructional video: