Motherboard: Temp Traq

Growing up, your mom probably put her hand to your forehead to keep an eye on you when you were sick or feverish. Now, tracking your little one's temperature has gone high-tech.

A new device, called Temp Traq, continuously senses, records and sends alerts of your child's temperature to your smartphone. The device is a hands-free patch that sticks to your child's skin under their arm.

It's accompanying app allows you to monitor their temperature remotely, without having to wake them up. It will also automatically alert you if their temperature gets past a certain threshold.

Temp Traq retails for $19.99 and is available at major pharmacies and grocery stores.

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Real-Time Temperature Alerts
TempTraq alleviates many concerns of those caring for a sick child, including eliminating the need to continually disturb or wake them when rest is critical to a speedy recovery. Plus, no more poking or prodding an already irritable child to get an accurate temperature reading. 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.

Valuable Temperature Data
Unlike other devices that provide users with only one point of data and offer no continuous monitoring or alerts, the accompanying free downloadable Apple® or Android™ compatible TempTraq app allows users of all ages to reach a new level of health care. It displays both real-time and historical temperature data transmitted from the patch in graphical or tabular views, making it possible for caregivers to see fluctuations and quickly adapt treatment, if necessary.

Easy to Use
Simply press the “start” button to activate the temperature monitor and connect it to the app. Then, apply the thin, flexible patch to the underarm of the patient as directed. As long as the parent is within range of the child (up to 40 feet away), they can easily review data and receive alerts.

TempTraq further simplifies the temperature reading process by providing easy-to-follow colors that indicate temperature levels: Green, less than 100.4°F; orange, equal to or greater than 100.4°F; red, equal to or above the user-set temperature alert level.

Conveniently Monitor Health
For those who want to share temperature data with their doctors or family members, TempTraq allows users to securely send temperature information via email. Through the app, users can also keep track of when the patient eats, drinks or takes medicine. For those caring for multiple people, the TempTraq app conveniently allows them to monitor multiple patches simultaneously.

One-time Use Design
The single-use, hygienic design eliminates the hassles of cleaning the device between uses or among different users.