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Continuous core temperature monitor

March 26, 2018 • Nelson Tucker

A Wearable Thermometer for Monitoring a Patient’s Temperature Continuously

A decade ago, no one imagined seeing a patient wearing a monitor that continuously records their core temperature. Today, the idea is no longer a concept but a reality. The continuous core temperature monitor is used in the hospitals to measure and monitor the temperatures of surgery patients. The device is more than your ordinary clinical thermometer. It is an effective health device that helps the medics to make critical decisions in as far as the health situations of their patients are concerned.

The equipment monitors the vital signs of the human body and gives the physicians a baseline for decision making. In the hospitals nowadays, there are millions of patients who require consistent monitoring of their core temperatures so as to avoid issues such as wound infections, prolonged hospitalizations, and surgical bleeding.  With the continuous temperature monitor, this is possible. The data for the vitals can be used for disease diagnosis, management, and treatment.

The Product

Equivital, a UK manufacturer and supplier of core temperature monitors, has a device called the Life Monitor. This product acts more like a thermometer, and can be placed under the arm. It measures the temperature of the patient continuously and the data is stored on the equipment in a 15 seconds frequency.

You can download the readings anytime for further analysis of the subject.  The capability of the Life Monitor is also demonstrated through an ingestible capsule that comes with the device. The capsule is used to monitor the temperature of the gut. Basically, the continuous core temperature monitor is effective in measuring the heat range all around the body.

This device is a tool that you need to successively run your physiology research or evaluate the vitals of your patient. The readings and recorded and stored in real time and you can use the data for heat stress evaluation, sleep monitoring, and clinical studies

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