Parents have never shied away from new methods for keeping their children safe. The same goes for devices that protect or diagnose medical intrusions on their child’s health. On of the most commonly used devices in this context is the lowly thermometer, but what it tells a parent is scant information and requires the assistance and cooperation of a child. Considering how difficult that can be, what about taking the temperature of a baby? That’s where the FeverFrida The Thermonitor will provide a much needed upgrade.
As befits 21st Century tech, FeverFrida is lightweight but packed with electronics, primarily Bluetooth electronics for communication with an app on the ubiquitous phone or tablet. It’s small design is created for the purpose of reading and transmitting temperature, so obviously there’s a heat-registering sensor built in as part of the overall design.
FeverFrida goes beneath the baby’s armpit and is held there through the application of a hydrogel patch (a number being provided). Obviously both the patch and FeverFrida are composed of materials that will not agitate the baby or cause her discomfort (FDA approved). What it does will be noted in more detail in a moment once the most important part of all this is stated: the device takes the baby’s temperature EVERY 4 seconds so as to provide for a more comprehensive and complete recording of the results (and not surprisingly helping to avoid the stress of the parent waiting for an update). This also boosts the accuracy of the device.
The FeverFrida is battery powered and will last for a long time before needing a replacement. Not making it chargeable not only keeps the size and weight down, but avoids it having to be taken over to a USB device and ending up getting lost or forgotten about,etc.
Syncing the FeveFrida thermometer to a smartphone or tablet is done in the conventional manner so no need to go into it. The ISO/Android app provides the temperature (of course) but also allows for tracking and analysis operations. Alarms based on temperature changes as well, plus reminders as to drugs being taken and when they should be administered (via email or text as set up). Being that the Internet comes into play, it’s possible to monitor the results from remote locations. IN addition the “Cloud” will store over a week’s worth of data for availability, should there be a need to provide the data to a doctor.
While testimonials doesn’t always provide a point, in this case where a baby’s heart is concerned, it’s valid and will make a parent feel comfortable knowing that the FeverFrida is endorsed by the world-renowned Boston Children’s Hospital.
The FeverFrida The Thermonitor is a good example of a health product being upgraded for the digital age, marinating it’s basic use and then asking that use and enhancing it. A baby’s health is worth a lot, so the cost of $69.99 retail is surely low enough to justify getting and using it.