Faster Fever Detection

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | JAMA

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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