High-Tech Temperature Taking

Traditional oral thermometers have been largely replaced by digital thermometers in medical practices and patient homes, but a new generation of smartphone-connected thermometers are aiming to provide more than just internal body temperature for infants, children, and adults.

The first Bluetooth-connected pacifier, the Pacif-i Smart Pacifier, integrates a common infant item with temperature-tracking utilities. The Pacif-i Smart Pacifier has a longer range (approximately 65 feet), for transmitting temperature data to the free downloadable Apple or Android-compatible app. The app also includes medication tracking, alerts, and reminders; all data can be sent to authorized clinicians and caregivers. Besides the temperature monitoring capabilities, perhaps the most appealing feature is the alarm that is triggered when the pacifier has been misplaced or hidden by the infant, or if the infant wanders off. It is expected to launch in early 2015.

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Pacif-i Smart Pacifier