Sensor in Patch Monitors Baby Temperature Topic: COMMUNITY INTEREST
Sensor in Patch Monitors Baby Temperature
When your baby has a fever, help is just a patch away.
The TempTraq® by Blue Spark Technologies is a radio frequency-powered (RF) patch that monitors the temperature of a sick child for 48 hours, even throughout the night.
The Bluetooth-enabled is embedded with sensors that send results the patch's mobile app, helping parents feel more in control.
Real-Time Temperature Alerts
When children are sick, parents may worry that taking the baby's temperature will cause them to wake up and lose sleep needed for recovery as parents can receive temperature data from 40 feet away. The device replaces invasive options like ear and forehand monitors.
"The wearable patch delivers on-the-spot temperature readings in just seconds and even sends alerts to mobile devices when the child reaches a pre-determined, user-set temperature level," according to a Blue Spark Technologies statement.
The system also keeps a record of the baby's temperatures, allowing parents to take notice of patterns in their baby's health.
The patch is applied to the baby's underarm. Parents activate it by pressing the "Start" button on the patch and are alerted when there is a spike in temperature.
The TempTraq also includes colors that correlate with different temperatures. Green means the baby's temperature is less than 100.4°F. Orange indicates a temperature either equal to or greater than 100.4°F, and red is equal to or above the temperature that the parent sets an alert for.
Parents can also share data with family and the baby's pediatrician through email. The app allows parents to make notes of what their baby eats, drinks, and what medications they give their baby. If more than one child is sick, the app allows more than one patch to be monitored at a time.