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Health Tech: Smart Thermometer Patch

One of the keys to reopening businesses and schools in this time of the pandemic is to be able to screen people for possible virus infection. A new patch makes it simple to identify fever.

Employers, school administrators, and others are trying to reopen for business during the pandemic, but one of the big stumbling blocks is whether or not employees, students, or others are infected with COVID-19. One of the basic screening techniques is to check for a fever, and we’ve seen lots of places resort to contact-less thermometers used to screen people at the point of entry. But this only checks at one time during the day. What if someone shows symptoms later on during the day? Nira Temp is a wireless thermometer that can be held in place under the arm using just a bandage or adhesive tape. The device is designed to be worn 24/7, so it is a set-it and forget-it arrangement. It then transmits temperature readings wirelessly. While a fever is not always present when a person has the virus, it can play a role in identifying those who might be infectious.

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Written by Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor is an "Into Tomorrow" Contributing Correspondent, health tech speaker, writer and the founding Editor of Health Tech Insider: a website and industry newsletter that covers wearable and mobile technology for health and medical applications. With more than 2,400 articles published on the site, he has a broad perspective of where the global industry stands today and where it’s headed... Into Tomorrow.

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