A new, useful, but above all cute invention designed to improve children’s safety is making its debut at CES in Las Vegas this week.
Silicon Valley company VivaLnk Inc has developed the eSkin™ Thermometer, an easy, non-invasive way to monitor children’s (or even adults’) health. A thin sticker in the shape of a teddy bear, it’s embedded with tiny sensors that give it a one-of-a-kind temperature sensing ability – it’s powered by a tiny NFC chip and can make an accurate reading in just three seconds.
An accompanying smartphone app allows users to easily track fevers over time or monitor any other changes in temperature, and can be used to track several children at once if you have a house full of flu. (Nice.)
VivaLnk have previously used similar technology to make the Digital Tattoo, which gives its wearer constant wrist access to their Android device. The company’s still finalising the thermometer’s product design before it goes on sale later this year, but you can find out more about it and sign up to be notified when it launches via the website.
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