TempTraq™, powered by Blue Spark Technologies, made its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, generating excitement in the tech and parenting communities. So much so that TempTraq, the only wearable Bluetooth® thermometer to continuously monitor body temperature for 24 hours in the form of a soft comfortable patch, won a special CES Editors’ Choice Award from Reviewed.com, a division of USA TODAY. These awards are presented in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the organizing body of the Consumer Electronics Show.
According to Reviewed.com, to ensure the sole criteria for winning the award were the merits of the products themselves, no one from the CEA, or from Reviewed.com’s parent company, Gannett, was allowed to be involved in the decision making process. Any product debuting at CES 2015 was eligible, and the private process took place in a closed-room session January 6, the first official exhibit day of CES. Any product debuting at the show was eligible but when the voting process finished, the products remaining, including TempTraq, were the experts’ selections for best in show.
“We are honored to be chosen for this coveted award,” said John Gannon, president and CEO of Blue Spark Technologies. “We know TempTraq is a tremendous innovation, transforming our patented technology into a practical use product parents everywhere can appreciate. This award further validates our team’s beliefs that we have found a truly innovative way to monitor children’s health.”
TempTraq is a new frontier in the monitoring of sick children. It is powered by Blue Spark Technologies’ patented, printed flexible battery and includes a free downloadable Apple or Android compatible app, allowing users to reach a new level of health care for children of all ages, and even adults.
All users have to do is press the “start” button to activate the thermometer and connect it to the app via the unique code provided. As long as the caregiver is within range of the thermometer, they can easily review data and receive alerts, up to 40 feet away. They then apply the thin, flexible patch thermometer to the underarm of the child, similar to an adhesive bandage.
Unlike other available devices that provide users with only one point of data and offer no continuous monitoring or alerts, the TempTraq app displays both real time and historical temperature data transmitted from the patch in graphical or tabular view, making it possible for caregivers to see fluctuations and quickly adapt treatment.
For more information on TempTraq, visit www.TempTraq.com.
About Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. is the leader in developing thin, flexible, printed power solutions for printed electronic systems. Founded in 2002 to commercialize thin printed battery technology from Energizer, the company has evolved to include printed electronics solutions development utilizing their proprietary battery technology to create unique thin and flexible solutions. Blue Spark Technologies’ latest innovation, TempTraq™, is powered by Blue Spark Technologies’ patented, printed flexible battery, and is the only wearable wireless thermometer patch that continuously, and comfortably, monitors body temperature for 24 hours and sends alerts to Apple or Android compatible mobile devices.
Reviewed.com’s product experts use lab testing to rate and review the latest consumer electronics and home appliances, helping guide consumers purchases. Reviewed.com editors select the best performing and best value products for the company’s Editors’ Choice and Best of Year Award programs. Founded in 1998, the company was acquired by USA TODAY in January 2011 and powers technology coverage in USA TODAY and Gannett media properties.