Nervous parents are an easy sell. Blue Spark Technologies realizes this so they’re expanding their temperature-reading devices into human thermometers.
The TempTraq adhesive patch goes under a sick child’s armpit and monitors temperature for 24 hours. It sends temperatures to a parent’s smartphone, and allows for easy export of the data, so you can send it to your child’s pediatrician to keep them in the loop.
This information can be sent via email. Through the app, parents can also keep track of when their child eats, drinks or takes medicine. For those with multiple children, the TempTraq app also allows them to monitor multiple thermometers simultaneously.
The patch is powered by Blue Spark Technologies’ patented, printed flexible battery and is compatible with a free app for iOS and Android, allowing users to reach a new level of health care for children and adults of all ages.
John Gannon, Blue Spark Technologies president and CEO:
“TempTraq allows parents to keep a close watch on their child’s temperature without having to continually disturb them. Our wireless, wearable thermometer gives parents peace of mind and their children the rest they need to get better. It’s the only way to monitor a sick child.”
All users have to do is press the start button to activate the thermometer and connect it to the aforementioned app with the unique code provided. As long as the caregiver is within the 40 foot range, they can review data and receive alerts.
The TempTraq 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 thermometer further simplifies the temperature reading process by providing a color-coded system to indicate a temperature range:
- Green- temps between 80° and 100.4°
- Orange- temperatures equal to or greater than 100.4°
- Red- equal to or above a user-set temperature level
Caregivers can also receive alerts when a child’s temperature enters the red zone.
The FDA is currently reviewing Blue Spark’s application for marketing approval. No information has been given on pricing.