We have smart bands, smartwatches (don’t forget about Apple Watch’s history of saving lives), so why not smart thermometers as well?
This seems to be the thought process behind NIRA Temp, a device made to help stem COVID-19 transmission, but don’t expect to wear it on your wrist!
Instead, the NIRA Temp smart thermometer comes in a patch that is applied in the underarm area, directly on the skin, and then you pair it with a phone app.
Every 2 minutes, the NIRA Temp app detects the temperature of patch-wearing users – you can even add multiple patches and users to the same phone – and alerts you to temperature changes.
“Using the same microchip technology that we use in the NIRA Skincare Laser, we were able to attach that chip to a wearable smart thermometer, allowing people to take control of their health and be safer together,” claim the creators on the official website.
The NIRA Temp thermometer is FDA, HIPPA, DGPR, and CCPA compliant with accuracy within 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit (0.1 Celsius).
It also promises a 365-day battery life and a water-resistant design.
You can find it up for preorder, with shipping from mid-July or August, here.