Compatibility Enables Wireless Temperature Monitoring of Patients at the Point of Injury
CLEVELAND (June 10, 2020) — Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. today announced that its TempTraq® wearable temperature monitor— a disposable, wireless patch that continuously monitors patient temperature — has been deemed compatible with the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK™) remote patient monitoring software. This point-of-injury monitoring and documentation tool allows physicians or specialists to consult remotely with the U.S. military on the battlefield while also transmitting patient data and vitals in real-time to medical personnel.
The goal of BATDOK is to increase the ease and accuracy of documenting injury and health status in high-stress, fast-paced environments, ultimately allowing providers to treat more patients. Blue Spark worked with the United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to develop a TempTraq compatible plug-in that enables BATDOK users to continuously monitor the temperature of patients for up to 72 hours and have the data transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth® to a dashboard in real time.
“We are pleased that we have been able to make our technology compatible with this essential military tool that supports our armed forces medical needs,” said John Gannon, Blue Spark president and chief executive officer. “Providing constant temperature monitoring will not only provide critical healthcare information, but also be used to monitor military personnel as part of any program developed for monitoring military personnel for COVID-19.”
Beyond compatibility with BATDOK and support of U.S. military personnel, TempTraq® is being used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. University Hospitals, one of the largest hospital systems in Ohio, is using TempTraq® for continuous monitoring of its caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that any caregivers who spike a high temperature can quickly be identified and evaluated. The technology is also being used in Australia at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to remotely monitor COVID-19 positive patients recovering at home as part of a virtual hospital program that was created to help mitigate a potential hospital overflow caused by the pandemic.
Implemented in hospitals across the United States, Europe and Australia, TempTraq is supported by both patient- and clinician-facing mobile apps with data centrally stored on TempTraq connect, a HIPAA-compliant cloud service. Data monitoring is also available on the TempTraq® Clinician web portal or routed directly to hospital EMRs.
For more information about TempTraq®, visit https://live-temptraq.pantheonsite.io.
TempTraq®, Blue Spark Technologies’ patented innovation, is the only Bluetooth®, wearable temperature monitor in the form of a soft, comfortable patch that continuously, safely and comfortably monitors body temperature for up to 72 hours and sends alerts to Apple® or Android™ compatible mobile devices.
TempTraq Connect is the HIPAA-compliant cloud service supported by Google Healthcare Cloud Platform that enables patients and caregivers to monitor body temperature from anywhere. It can also directly integrate with healthcare provider electronic medical record (EMR) systems and nurse monitoring stations, providing a secure method of storing patient healthcare data. The system is FDA, CE and TGA cleared.
TempTraq has shown proven efficacy in the most demanding environments, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, as well as several other leading hospitals. The TempTraq system is scalable and can support a single hospital or a multi-hospital/physician group healthcare system. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. is an innovator in wearable, medical device solutions.
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