New-generation thermometers for children track temperatures


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  • Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015

MEASURE OF WARMTH: TempTraq is an adhesive patch thermometer that checks one's body temperature.

Why take regular readings when you can wear a device that allows you to observe the pattern of your or a loved one's body temperature? That's the question that three new products introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are asking.

TempTraq is a soft, adhesive patch thermometer that monitors body temperature for up to 24 hours and provides the data on a corresponding app, eliminating the need for parents to disturb a child who is sleeping or cranky.

The single-use patch is said to be durable and claims to provide highly accurate readings of temperatures between 86°F and 108.3°F, which converts to 30°C and 42.3° C.

TempTraq is currently pending FDA (Food and Drug Administration) pre-market review and is not available for sale; to receive notifications pertaining to its availability visit http://temptraq.com.

VivaLnk also unveiled a flexible adhesive patch in the form of a friendly teddy bear cartoon that works similarly, providing parents with data on a corresponding app.

The eSkin thermometer, a battery-less product, is said to be able to communicate the child's temperature in less than three seconds and to incorporate a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip from NXP Semiconductors for highly accurate readings.

According to the company, a limited number of samples will be available for interested partners this month.

China-based Linktop Technology introduced the BonBonBear to the CES crowd, a Graphene-based cloud thermometer that it claims is a world first.

Like the others, it's designed for kids, although the Graphene approach adds a new twist, for the highly conductive material transmits temperature information to the corresponding app.

Priced at US$59 (RM209.50), the BonBonBear is currently available in a limited area. — AFP/RelaxNews 2014


 

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