Earlier this week, we featured a post about FitLinxx’s AmpStrip, an adhesive heart monitor that you stick to your torso. Today, we spotted a story in PC Magazine about Blue Spark Technologies’ TempTraq, a wearable thermometer that can be placed on babies. Is adhesive technology the in thing at CES this year? PC Magazine certainly seems to be excited by it, so we thought we should take a closer look at TempTraq.
Taking a sick baby’s temperature can be a challenge, especially if you have to stick a thermometer in your child’s ear. With TempTraq, parents simply have to apply a soft, latex-free adhesive strip, under their baby’s arm pit. The patch houses a Bluetooth thermometer, which Blue Spark Technologies says is highly accurate and measures temperatures between 86.0 and 108.3°F. The patch synchs up with an app, which displays the temperature data on Android and iOS devices.
Blue Spark Technologies emphasizes TempTraq’s ease and comfort throughout their site, and who could argue with them? The patch seems completely unobtrusive, and we can see how a baby could sleep peacefully throughout the night with it on.
“Our wireless, wearable thermometer gives parents peace of mind and their children the rest they need to get better,” John Gannon, the president and CEO of Blue Spark Technologies, said in a press release. “It's the only way to monitor a sick child.”
But it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit until we can see how TempTraq actually performs in the crib. Blue Spark Technologies explains on their site that the patch “is currently FDA premarket review pending and not available for sale.” But consumers can sign up for an email to get notified as soon as it’s available on the market.
Learn more about TempTraq at their website and in the video below.
Top photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.