CLEVELAND (June 2017) — Blue Spark Technologies, Inc., a leader in developing thin, flexible, solutions for wearables and medical devices, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 14/587626, also referred to as “body temperature logging patch” or better known by its brand name, TempTraq®.
This wearable, Bluetooth® temperature monitor continuously senses, records and sends body temperature for up to 24 or 48 hours to a mobile device through its free downloadable app. A 72-hour version is being tested in leading hospitals as a way to monitor patient body temperatures and detect fevers faster.
“This historic milestone in our corporate evolution helps us to secure a more competitive position in the wearable, connected health space,” said John Gannon, CEO of Blue Spark Technologies and co-inventor of TempTraq. “We are now a major player and the sole developer of this technology, empowering us to improve and transform health care for people of all ages.”
The TempTraq system is scalable and can support a single hospital or a multi-hospital/physician group healthcare system. Unlike other devices and methods that provide physicians with only one point of data and offer no continuous monitoring or alerts, TempTraq is the ideal, non-invasive, solution for doctors and nurses who need a continuous, smarter way to track, log and respond to fevers quickly.
“Our FDA-cleared device experienced huge success and traction with the consumer market in recent years, “said Matt Ream, EVP of Marketing and Innovation, and co-inventor of TempTraq. “With this patent, we are ready to deliver a new standard of care to the health care industry by offering a reliable, non-invasive, continuous way to monitor body temperature.”
Also, through TempTraq Connect, a secure, HIPAA-compliant service supported by the Google Healthcare Cloud Platform, the patch may be integrated directly with hospital central monitoring systems and electronic health records (EHR) to safely and securely store patient health care data. Nurses can view the temperature in their system as frequently as needed and can receive real-time audible or visual temperature change alerts at patient bedsides 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 sterilizing the device between uses.
For more information on TempTraq, please 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, including solutions developed utilizing their thin, flexible proprietary battery technology. Blue Spark Technologies’ latest innovation, TempTraq®, 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. The company’s TempTraq Connect HIPAA-compliant service supported by Google Healthcare Cloud Platform allows parents and caregivers to monitor body temperature from anywhere. It also allows direct integration with health care provider electronic health records (EHR) systems and central nursing stations, providing a secure method of storing patient health care data.