Wearable Tech World Feature Article
December 29, 2015

Vivalnk Launches Temperature Monitor for More Intuitive Care

Spend sleepless nights worrying that your child’s fever might spike? Now, thanks to the Fever Scout, a digital health monitoring device recently launched by Vivalnk, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be alerted if such a problem should occur. 

The Fever Scout is a soft wearable thermometer that continuously monitors the temperature of whichever part of the body you affix it, and then sends the information wirelessly to your smartphone. As a result, you can check your child’s temperature in the middle of the night by simply looking at your phone.

TMC spoke with Vivalnk’s President and CEO, Dr. Jiang Li, at Silicon Valley Editor’s Day, who described how Fever Scout differs from other wearable devices like Apple Watch and Fitbit, “Our devices differentiate significantly from those devices in such a way that we can provide much more accuracy and features than the normal wearable device because we can put sensors onto the optimal location of the human body to collect vital data as compared to the location that people usually place them, like on the wrist”

Vivalnk’s flexible patch, “eSkin”, is practically invisible. The rechargeable device simply sticks to your child’s torso and sends a continuous stream of temperature data to you via Bluetooth. You can even set a temperature alert, so it will wake you if it gets too high. The temperature history is also stored on the app, so that you can monitor recovery time and the effectiveness of any drugs you may be using.

The human body is a very complex system so whenever you want to measure some vitals the wrist is very often not the best location, according to Li, “For example, if you want to measure your breathing rate or your heart rate you’re better off putting something close to your chest. With a bandage-like solution we can really place the sensors in the optimal position, so that they can constantly contact the human body to get accurate and continuous monitoring of the human vitals.”

 Driven by the launch of innovative thermometers and the expanding medical self-care market, the temperature monitoring device market is estimated to reach a value of close to $900 million by the end of 2018.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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