CoreTemp Core Body Temperature Monitoring System

CorTemp® Ingestible Core Body Temperature Sensor wirelessly transmits core body temperature as it travels through the digestive tract. The sensor’s signal passes harmlessly through the body to the CorTemp® Data Recorder worn on the outside of the body. Designed for human use only. 262 kHz.

CorTemp® Data Recorder Wirelessly picks up the signal from the CorTemp® sensor and converts the signal into digital format. Displays temperature in real time and stores data for download and later analysis. May be used as a personal monitoring device or to record manual readings on multiple subjects. Stores up to 99 individual sensors. System includes carry pouch, storage case, data transfer cable, CorTrack™ II data-graphing software, user manual and full customer support package. See CorTemp® RF Monitoring System for long range monitoring options and accessories.

Worker Heat Stress Detection and Protection

  • Heat stress is a very serious health concern for workers in hot environments and directly contributes to higher safety incidents, negative economic impact, and lower worker productivity and morale.
  • According to the NIOSH publication Working in Hot Environments, the frequency of accidents in hot environments is higher than in more moderate environmental conditions. “Working in a hot environment lowers the mental alertness and physical performance of an individual. Increased body temperature and physical discomfort promote irritability.”
  • Core body temperature and heart rate are two of the most objective measures for heat stress. The CorTemp™ wireless Core Body Temperature/Heart Rate Monitoring system delivers both with the highest degree of accuracy, comfort and ease of use.
  • The adoption of a heat stress management program in your company will greatly lower the associated risks and consequences of heat-related illness as well as the economic impact to your company’s bottom line.

Specifications

How the CorTempTM Sensor Works

The ingestible 'thermometer pill' has a silicone-coated exterior, with a microbattery, a quartz crystal temperature sensor, a space-aged telemetry system, and microminiaturized circuitry on the interior.

Once the pill is swallowed, the quartz sensor vibrates at a frequency relative to the body's temperature, transmitting a harmless, low-frequency signal through the body. A recorder outside of the body can read this signal and display a core body temperature and other vital statistics. After 18 to 30 hours, the pill passes safely from the digestive system.

Applications

  • Sports Physiology - Heat stress and heat related illness are a real concern for athletes and their trainers, and may often be the underlying cause of heart attack and injury.
  • Fire Fighting - There are two field equipment configuration options for using the CorTemp™ System: manual monitoring of multiple firefighters and long range RF remote monitoring of multiple firefighters.
  • Research and Medicine - In a non-laboratory environment, free from discomfort and confinement, ambulatory patients and research subjects yield more reliable, objective data. CorTemp™ also brings more comfort to bedside monitoring, in surgery, recovery, ICU, or other resting environments. Patients and research subjects can sleep, move or turn over naturally, without dislodging apparatus of tangling wires.
  • Agriculture - The ability to detect indicators of heat stress and disease in animals has continued to be an agricultural research priority. Core body temperature and heart rate have been traditional measurements of animal well being because of their close correlation to animal health.
  • Occupational Safety - According to the NIOSH publication Working in Hot Environments, the frequency of accidents in hot environments is higher than in more moderate environmental conditions. “Working in a hot environment lowers the mental alertness and physical performance of an individual. Increased body temperature and physical discomfort promote irritability.”
  • Food Production and Safety - According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 76 million Americans contract some type of food borne illness per year. Two thirds of these cases are directly due to temperature-related handling abuse. Food temperature control is essential and mandatory for all businesses that handle or sell prepared hot or cold food.
  • Military - Caring for one’s own physical condition and welfare is often a very low priority for an over motivated soldier. It is a fact that troops in the field are at the greatest risk from heat stroke since they may not be in a position to evacuate or near a water source. A military environment is also not conducive to the use of conventional types of temperature monitoring devices such as rectal and esophageal probes.
  • Industry - Accurate temperature measurement of materials being subjected to a specific manufacturing process is critical to the outcome of a consistent high quality product
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