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Blue Spark gets CE approval for temperature monitor

Steve Rogerson
November 13, 2018



Ohio-based Blue Spark Technologies has received CE Mark approval for its TempTraq Bluetooth wearable temperature monitor. This means it will soon be available to European consumers and hospitals looking for continuous temperature monitoring in the form of a soft, comfortable, disposable patch.
 
By delivering continuous, wireless, temperature readings, TempTraq alleviates many concerns of those caring for an ill or recovering patients, including eliminating the need to disturb or wake them continually. Caregivers can securely monitor temperature data from anywhere so important health care decisions can be made sooner. Plus, the wearable patch can send alerts to mobile devices when the patient reaches a pre-determined, user-set temperature level.
 
Through TempTraq Connect, a secure, HIPAA-compliant service supported by the Google Healthcare cloud platform, TempTraq can be integrated directly into hospital central monitoring system and electronic health records to store patient data safely and securely.
 
Healthcare providers can then view the temperature in their system as frequently as needed and can receive real-time audible or visual temperature change alerts at the patient bedside and/or through the central nursing station. Plus, no more waking patients to take their temperatures, and the hygienic, single-use, disposable design eliminates the hassle, time and cost of sterilising the device between uses.
 
TempTraq has shown efficacy during clinical trials in demanding environments, including the intensive care unit at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, as well as several other hospitals in the USA.
 
The system is scalable and can support a single hospital or a multi-hospital or physician group healthcare system.
 
Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Blue Spark Technologies is developing thin, flexible, printed power products for printed electronic systems, including those developed using its thin, flexible proprietary battery technology.