Blue Spark Technologies’ new wearable thermometer is built into a soft bandage-like patch that sticks to the skin. It continuously monitors body temperature and reports the data back to a smartphone app in real time.
The product is called TempTraq, and is powered by Blue Spark’s patented, printed flexible battery.
The company has been working with Food and Drug Administration guidelines for developing the product, which is now waiting for final FDA approval as a safe and effective medical device. The product will not be available for sale until it’s approved.
As you might expect, TempTraq is targeted at parents with babies. “TempTraq allows parents to keep a close watch on their child’s temperature without having to continually disturb them,” said Blue Spark CEO John Gannon in a statement. “It’s the only way to monitor a sick child.”
A parent can monitor the data being gathered by the wearable, provided they’re within a range of about 40 feet. The thermometer measures temperatures between 86.0°F and 108.3°F.
The TempTraq app displays both real time and historical temperature data transmitted from the patch in graphical or tabular view, making it possible for caregivers to see fluctuations and quickly adapt treatment. The app is available for Apple or Android devices.
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