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Biotech Innovations
August 8, 2017

Wearable Digital Thermometer Improves Fever Detection

JAMA. 2017;318(6):510. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.10248

A digital thermometer in the form of a wearable patch detected increases in body temperature up to 180 minutes earlier than standard monitoring in a small study of patients admitted for stem cell transplant or high-dose chemotherapy for leukemia at University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. The Bluetooth-enabled patch measures temperature every 10 minutes instead of every 4 hours—the current usual care—and sends measurements to Apple- or Android-compatible mobile devices.

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