Days of getting up a half a dozen times a night to check a sick child’s temperature could soon be a thing of the past. The Fever Smart, though oddly named, is a wearable smart thermometer that continuously monitors one’s body temperature, sending an alert to a paired mobile device if the temperature goes too high.
The device is the brainchild of Collin Hill of the University of Pennsylvania, who was inspired by an illness that required him to monitor his temperature constantly. Working together with a handful of students from the university, they brought his Fever Smart idea to life.
The thermometer is fixed under one’s arm, where it monitors body temperature and shuttles the information to a related app via Bluetooth. A parent, for example, can see their child’s temperature and a history of temperatures, and get a warning alert if it goes outside of an acceptable range.
A prototype of Fever Smart has already been granted FDA approval, and so the team anticipates making the wearable available by the end of 2014 with an anticipated price tag of $129 USD. To fund production, they will be launching an Indiegogo campaign, which is expected to kick off in September.
SOURCE: Business Insider