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Vivalink’s Fever Scout thermometer is being used to combat spread of Coronavirus

Vivalink’s continuous temperature sensor is being used by the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) and a number of other clinics to monitor patients with the Coronavirus in China.

Only available in hospitals to keep tabs on temperatures of patients without touching them, smart thermometers have now been brought to our homes. Unlike traditional methods, this is a much more sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature.

One such device is Vivalink’s Fever Scout. This is a wearable thermometer which uses aSkin technology to continuously measure temperature and wirelessly send that information to a smartphone or tablet.

“Driving meaningful innovation to help improve people’s health and wellbeing is a part of our DNA at VivaLnk,” said Jiang Li, co-founder and chief executive officer at VivaLnk when the device was launched some two years ago.”

“We developed Fever Scout to help take the guesswork out of monitoring and keeping track of a patient’s fever.”

The latest statistics show the confirmed number of Coronavirus cases has risen to nearly 14,000. To help combat the spread, the thermometer is being used by the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) and four other hospitals in various locations throughout China.

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The benefit of using Vivalink is that it limits the contact between the patient and caregiver. And contact, as you probably know, is the main way the virus spreads from person to person.

Working together with partner Yijing Health, the temperature sensor is applied to the patients by sticking the pink and blue flexible patch to the skin using a medical-grade adhesive. The remote monitoring station immediately begins to track the wearer’s temperature.

The smart thermometer can also be purchased for home use and has the CFDA, FDA, and CE certification for this purpose. It comes with an accompanying smartphone app that remotely monitors temperature. You can also set a temperature alert in the app to be kept informed of any temperature spikes.

The thing can be worn for up to a whole week before needing to be recharged. You do need to change adhesives every 24 hours or so.

The thermometer comes with a carrying case (which also doubles up as a device charger and Bluetooth amplifier), and a bunch of disposable adhesives. You can check it out now on Amazon.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

One thought on “Vivalink’s Fever Scout thermometer is being used to combat spread of Coronavirus

  • For 99% of people who buy this thermometer, it will be a waste. As a practicing physician for 16 years, I can tell you that there are very few instances in which a person’s temperature needs to be monitored 24 hours a day. The rare instances are directly post-op if there is risk of infection, or for an immunosuppressed patient if there is fear they’ve been exposed.


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