Through the partnership, the Virtual Care Patch (picture above) will be the world's first multi-sensor health patch to measure and assess core body temperature alongside other critical vital signs from the surface of the arm or chest. Accurately monitoring the core body temperature of patients is critical to identify health issues in patients at an early stage, monitor ill patients and inform care planning.
Currently, other wearable devices in the market try to infer core body temperature via skin surface temperature measurements; however, due to the complexity of thermoregulation and environmental conditions, the estimates are inaccurate compared to what can be achieved through the integration of the CALERA sensors in the Virtual Care Patch with its proprietary on-device Health System-on-Chip and Neural Processing Engine for Always-On Machine Learning.
“We are looking forward to seeing the product launching in the North American market, which results from our Swiss-Canadian collaboration over the last few years," says Holger Hendrichs, VP Sales at greenTEG. The spin-off from ETH Zurich develops, manufactures, and markets thermal sensors for heat flux measurements in various applications. greenTEG has recently been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for CALERA - Core Body Temperature Monitoring Technology - in the Health & Wellness category.
(Press release / SK)