Fever Monitor

When you need to monitor a child’s (or even a grown-up’s) fever, TempTraq handles it for you. It’s a smart thermometer inside a single-use adhesive patch, and it takes a patient’s temperature every 10 seconds for up to 24 hours. Then all the data gets sent, via a free app, to your mobile device. Set alerts to instantly know if a temperature gets too high—there’s no need to wake a resting patient. The app lets you share data with the doctor, and note medicine and food intake, too. Even on sensitive skin, the gentle adhesive removes easily. Keep one (or two) at home or on a trip, and when a fever strikes, both you and your patient can rest a little easier.

TempTraq

Wearable Smart Thermometer Patch

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Fever Monitor

When you need to monitor a child’s (or even a grown-up’s) fever, TempTraq handles it for you. It’s a smart thermometer inside a single-use adhesive patch, and it takes a patient’s temperature every 10 seconds for up to 24 hours. Then all the data gets sent, via a free app, to your mobile device. Set alerts to instantly know if a temperature gets too high—there’s no need to wake a resting patient. The app lets you share data with the doctor, and note medicine and food intake, too. Even on sensitive skin, the gentle adhesive removes easily. Keep one (or two) at home or on a trip, and when a fever strikes, both you and your patient can rest a little easier.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    Hello, we are excited to introduce TempTraq to The Grommet. We developed TempTraq to give parents peace of mind when their children are sick and to let their children get the rest they need to get better. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Carol
    Carol
    4/5/2016 10:21 AM

    Hi. How many patches come in the box?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:24 AM

    @Carol Hi Carol! There is 1 patch in each box. Thanks for your question!

  • Sheila
    Sheila
    4/5/2016 10:23 AM

    Is this a one time use only or is the adhesive renewable or replaceable?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:25 AM

    @Sheila Hi Sheila! This is one time use product. After 24 hours, you simply throw the entire device away. The information from the device is stored on your smart device until you choose to delete it. Great question!

  • Diana
    Diana
    4/5/2016 10:58 AM

    @John

    My granddaughter gets febrile seizures. Her fever spikes up very fast causing the seizure. This would be great but it's to expensive. A one time use for $19.99.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:18 AM

    @Diana Hi Diana! We have heard from quite a few Customers who use TempTraq for their children who suffer from febrile seizures. TempTraq has an alert feature that allows you to be alerted when your granddaughter's temperature is rising past a point you are not comfortable with. It is a very unique product in that is the only continuous monitor in the form of a soft, comfortable patch.

  • P
    P
    4/5/2016 11:21 AM

    Costs way too much for a single use. Otherwise, looks like a great idea that would be useful to my extended family. Wouldn't want to spend more than about a dollar each if I could only use it once. When one estimates the costs associated with tracking temperatures for a 3-5 day "bug" fever, it seems pretty expensive! Now multiply that by a few kids being sick at the same time and this becomes a "luxury convenience" instead of an affordable necessity.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 11:46 AM

    Hi P, we don't want you breaking the bank, but such FDA cleared technology is going to come at a price. Because this is so early, with enough support on site, TempTraq can become the necessity it really is.

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/5/2016 12:25 PM

    @Mike I wish you luck, Mike, but your 510(k) FDA fee was $2600. If your company can't absorb that and still market a product at a reasonable cost, it doesn't seem to bode well for you.

    It is a very interesting product idea though, and I do wish you well.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    Thanks, Scott!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 4:20 PM

    I want to directly address some of the concerns that have been voiced on this board today. TempTraq is a breakthrough technology in smart, wearable temperature monitoring. It is FDA approved for a single use over 24 hours. The company is working on extending that clearance to 48 hours, expected in 2017. I am sure that TempTraq is also working around the clock to bring the cost of their technology down so that it is more accessible, while extending the life of a single patch. Our job at The Grommet is to introduce you to break though consumer product innovation. We're proud of this discovery and rooting for those future iterations. We'll keep you posted. In the mean time we should all celebrate the wondrous ideas that are coming our way! Joanne Domeniconi Co-founder & Chief Discoverer - The Grommet.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:23 AM

    How many patches do you get for 19.99?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:26 AM

    @Guest Hello! There is 1 patch in the box for $ 19.99. Thanks for your question!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:24 AM

    How do you know if your patch is as accurate as other types of thermometers?

    I am considering using the patch with adult with Alzheimer's. What do you know about use of the patch thermometer with adults?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:30 AM

    @Guest Hello! Thanks for your questions. TempTraq has been tested to comply with ASTM E1112 (the accuracy standard for all digital thermometers). It is also a FDA cleared class II medical device and cleared for use in all ages, including adults. We have had a lot of positive feedback from adults and chronically ill populations that find TempTraq really helpful for temperature monitoring.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:53 AM

    @John only one use? Thats expensive for only one patch, one use.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:57 AM

    @Guest Hello! TempTrap is a single use item that continuously monitors temperature for 24 hours.

  • D
    D
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    @Guest I completely agree. $19.99 and then unfortunately it is thrown away and only after 24 hours! I am not sure I see the benefit of this. If someone is sick with a fever that needs monitored this continuously, chances are you will need 2-3 days to monitor it to ensure it's consistently down. That's extremely cost prohibitive. Genius idea, but the price point needs to come down.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:32 PM

    Hi D! The benefit of TempTraq is that you are able to continuously monitor temperatures while allowing your child to get the rest they need to get better. You can be alerted if things change and add custom notes that you would like to share with other caregivers or your doctor. It provides peace of mind for you and rest for your child!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:32 PM

    With enough support on site, it can get to that point, D. Stay tuned for any updates!

  • Mukesh
    Mukesh
    4/5/2016 11:10 AM

    Why the 24 hour limit on the patch? Can you program app to only read every 4 hours?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:20 AM

    @Mukesh Hi Mukesh! Our flagship product is our TempTraq 24 hour temperature monitor. We are currently developing a 48 hour run time patch and hope to release that later this year or early 2017. The TempTraq app reads a temperature every 10 seconds, for 24 hours (and soon to be 48 hours!). Thanks for your questions!

  • Terry
    Terry
    4/5/2016 11:15 AM

    This is an amazing device and an excellent idea and invention! With that said, I believe I can wait until the price drops some.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    Stay tuned, Terry, thanks for the feedback!

  • Charles
    Charles
    4/5/2016 11:19 AM

    John,

    Great Idea. How long is the battery good for on the shelf?

    What is the battery chemistry? Is it safe for use around sensitive children?

    What are you doing to ensure the battery is good when I need it?

    I like the idea but feel that a one use item for this price it very high.

    Are you offering any multi buy options? 2 for 29.95? 3 for 45?

    Thanks Charles

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:32 AM

    @Charles Hi Charles, thanks for your questions! TempTraq has been tested and confirmed to have a two year shelf life. It is a FDA cleared, class II medical device that is safe for all ages. If you have further questions regarding technical proprietary details, we would be happy to take your call at 440-249-5440. Please encourage The Grommet to carry multi buy options in the future! Thank you!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 11:28 AM

    Great idea! I was going to buy two...one for an Alzheimer's patient and another for a grandchild, until I read the comments to learn that only one one-time-use patch comes in the box for $20. That's extremely expensive and not worth my investment. If the price comes down, the number of patches for that prices increases, or the number of uses increases (which would be ideal), then I will reconsider. Again, great idea...but not quite where it needs to be for consumer marketing.

  • Barbie
    Barbie
    4/5/2016 11:32 AM

    @Guest I agree....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    It is certainly a possibility for the future so stay tuned. As I've mentioned throughout the board such technology cleared by the FDA and peace of mind that TempTraq provides by seamlessly communicating with your doctor has its price.

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    4/5/2016 11:36 AM

    Great idea...Really would like to buy this product for family with lots of grandchildren and future grandchildren but I find the price slightly too high for a 1 time use. I would purchase this product @ $8-$9 per after a successful trial run if the technology proves it's worth

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:26 PM

    Hi Ingrid, stay tuned for any updates. As I said above, unfortunately technology like this cleared by the FDA is going to come at a price.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    4/5/2016 11:49 AM

    Hey John!

    Awesome idea and exciting technology! If I understand correctly, I put the patch on my child for 24 hours when they're sick and it sends their temperature to my iPhone while they are sleeping? But will it alert me if their temperature goes to high?

    Thanks!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:52 AM

    @Kathleen Hi Kathleen! You are correct, TempTraq is the only single use device that allows your child to get the rest they need to feel better. There's no waking them in the middle of the night or disturbing them to take a temperature. With that, you can set a custom alert to let you know when the temperature has moved past the point you are comfortable with. Thanks for your question!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    4/5/2016 12:12 PM

    Thanks @John! I know when my kids have been sick with fevers in the past I am always too nervous to sleep. The alert setting seems like it could be really beneficial for both me and the kids! It looks like others are concerned with the price, but I think it is worth a try!

    Can't wait to try it! Although, I hope none of the little ones need it anytime soon!

    Thanks!

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    John, do you have studies demonstrating the accuracy of this device in children compared with other available thermometry? Simply stating that you've met the criteria for ASTM and the FDA doesn't answer the question. I am a pediatric emergency physician with 30 years of practice, who constantly deals with purported fever as documented by thermometers (also meeting ASTM criteria) with erratic and/or clinically unacceptable degrees of accuracy, especially when used in infants less than 2 months of age, in which tenths of a degree of body temperature might mean the difference between going home and being subjected to a number of tests and hospital admission. Also, as much as I admire the technology, constant monitoring of body temperature reinforces the widespread fever phobia that unnecessarily grips both families and under-educated medical professionals alike. While fever is potentially harmful to a very small number of children (NOT including those with febrile seizures), to the vast majority of children it is simply another symptom to treat in order to keep the child more comfortable. Do you have any warnings as to the use of your product in very young infants and do you provide any educational material for families about fever? I'm all for new tools that make caring for sick children easier but we must be careful to assure they're applied appropriately and with adequate education for those who will be using them.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Lou Romig MD, FAAP, FACEP

    St Petersburg, FL

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:21 PM

    @Lou Hi Lou! We're very happy to tell you that we recently completed a successful clinical trial with Akron Children's Hospital that validated the accuracy of the TempTraq device as compared to their other thermometry methods in the hospital. Thank you for your question!

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/5/2016 1:14 PM

    @John, You didn't answer all of Dr. Romig's questions. Do you have the studies to send to physicians/user who ask for them? Do you have any warnings as to the use of your product in very young infants, and do you provide any educational material for families about fever?

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 2:11 PM

    I just checked the Temp Traq website, which features a video that clearly shows infants less than 2-3 months of age, that group where tenths of a degree of error can make a huge difference in what happens to the baby from the standpoint of intervention. There is no educational material about fever on the website. A physician from Akron Children's compliments the technology but there is no data presented from the clinical trial. John, your company is missing out on a prime opportunity to provide additional public service by educating the consumer about fever facts and fiction. On the other hand, if folks were adequately educated about fever and the lack of danger, there would be far less of a market for the product. I'm not trying to be antagonistic or stomp on free enterprise but I want to provide families with REAL reassurances about fever. The fact that it can be tracked minute by minute will contribute next to nothing to the management of the great majority of otherwise healthy children and simply provide another data stream for caregivers to obsess over. Sure, the kids will be able to sleep while their temp is taken (a good thing!) but now parents may stay up staring at their phone all night, watching body temp changes that aren't just influenced by infection but also circadian rhythms. I'm sorry, but this is a real soapbox for me after 30 years in the business.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 2:17 PM

    Hi @STEVEN, thanks for your questions! As noted, we recently completed a successful clinical trial with Akron Children's Hospital. If you would like to speak in detail about the trial, please contact us at 440-249-5440 and we would be happy to take your call. TempTraq is FDA approved for use in all ages. All information is found in our Instructions for Use which is included with every product. If you would like a digital copy of these instructions, please email [email protected]

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 2:29 PM

    @Lou We share many of the same views as you - and you're correct in that our clinical trial report has not yet been published to our website. If you would like to speak further about the trial, please contact us at 440-249-5440 and we would be happy to take your call! Thank you!

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 3:07 PM

    @John I'm very happy to hear that John! I'll be calling in the near future. I've already requested digital copy of the instructions for use. Thanks!

  • Doris
    Doris
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    Where do you get replacement Temp pads? You don't show them on this Grommet site. How much are they?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:00 PM

    Hi Doris, you would just continually purchase the product on this page. They are $19.99.

  • allison
    allison
    4/5/2016 12:06 PM

    Hi John, I wanted to share my recent experience with the temp traq. I recently ordered this online and used it shortly thereafter. The security that it gave me was priceless. We all know that fevers spike with infection as well as a simple virus which can't be treated with antibiotics. For that we can only give advil, children's advil or the like, but eventually fever goes back up when the next dose is due. Infants, young children may stay asleep (as mine did) when the fever started to climb to a very scary number. I did unfortunately end up in the emergency room with a sick child, but it was the instant notification as far as I'm concerned, that makes this product worth every penny~thank you for your product

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:45 PM

    @allison Hi Allison! Thanks so much for your feedback! We've heard countless stories of how TempTraq has helped parents and we greatly appreciate them.

  • Bruce
    Bruce
    4/5/2016 12:09 PM

    Excellent idea! Glad the tech exists to fulfill the idea. Way, way too much money! Not to cast any aspersions on the whole thing, but to realize the situation of those in need of the tech...they cannot afford it...so, as long as they have a way to take a temp...they will go with the status quo. What makes this tech so expensive and why can it be used only one time? Does ir lose accuracy over time? Do the materials break down over time? It seems 24 hours is not a sufficient duration. And who can truly use the data...a physician who is making decisions about the person's health care? Let the physician buy it...or the hospital! $20 for a thermometer is not new to them.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 2:26 PM

    Hi Bruce, the FDA cleared TempTraq for a 24 hour use. Nothing diminishes, that was just how long they cleared it to be on an infant.

  • Amy
    Amy
    4/5/2016 12:11 PM

    I wish I had this last week. My son was really sick. I was waking him up every half hour to check his temperature and would get three different readings in a row from the forehead thermometer. I finally let him get some sleep and woke up at 3:30 in the morning with him crying. His fever was 103.2. This is a great idea and I am going to buy one today.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:46 PM

    @Amy Amy, we hope you enjoy TempTraq!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    4/5/2016 12:30 PM

    Would this product be suitable to monitor an endurance athlete's core temperature during exercise in hot conditions? There would be a lot of sweating and solar gain, if these matter to the results

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:40 PM

    @Sandy Hi Sandy! TempTraq's adhesive is designed for sensitive skin and while it adheres to skin for 24 hours, it was not designed specifically for athletic activities.

  • Hope
    Hope
    4/5/2016 1:06 PM

    This sounds like a great product.The price point would be fine IF the product was reusable over and over. But NOT for a single 24-use device. For 19.99 per use, doctors should be prescribing it so insurance overs the cost.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:15 PM

    @Hope Hi Hope, thanks for your feedback! We wanted to let you know that TempTraq is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible item.

  • Fern
    Fern
    4/5/2016 1:22 PM

    Two questions: 1. What happens if it gets wet? 2. If you put TempTraq in the axillary area (arm pit) do you add a degree to the readout as you do for a traditional thermometer?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:46 PM

    @Fern Hi Fern! Great questions! TempTraq is rated as IP24 water resistant. We do recommend taking it off and reapplying it for bath time, but it will function when wet. TempTraq adjusts to give you the oral temperature read out, as that is what is most widely known as standard.

  • Chip
    Chip
    4/5/2016 1:29 PM

    Where do you stick it? I'm sure where it is applied makes a difference in the temperature reading. How does in compare to an 'under the tongue' reading which is the base line reading? I agree with where Dr Romig's statements were directed, that meeting specifications does mean you get relevant data. It is as much about how it is used. As many have stated, it seems a high price for a one-time use. Could a multi pack bring down the price? 5 for $49.99 sound like a bargain to me!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:56 PM

    @Chip Hi Chip! TempTraq measures axillary (underarm) temperatures. Our app adjusts the temperature reading to give the user the oral reading since as you said, that is the base line reading most familiar to caregivers. Thanks for your questions and please suggest the multi buy offer to the Grommet!

  • J.R.
    J.R.
    4/5/2016 11:49 PM

    @John Do adults need to shave under their arms to use TempTraq?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/6/2016 10:05 AM

    Hi J.R., as an adult tester of this product with armpit hair, I was pleasantly surprised that it was not an issue.

  • Janice
    Janice
    4/5/2016 5:49 PM

    I agree with the other opinions. This is way too expensive to purchase and use. The FDA may approve this, technology may state this is great, but for the majority of consumers, the cost for just one is out of their reach.

    And, if I was wealthy, I would still hesitate on purchasing this.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 6:04 PM

    Hi Janice, check out the comment from our Co-Founder Joanne above, she goes into what the price reflects and the future plans for TempTraq.

  • Eva
    Eva
    4/5/2016 10:16 PM

    Congratulations on introducing such an exciting product. I, too, agree with many of the comments submitted. Continuous monitoring can feed the frenzy of overly cautious caregivers. It can also provide tremendous peace of mind, for those in need of that particular comfort.

    I understand the start-up costs of a new product and the R&D must be extensive and expensive. Until you have enough sales to take advantage of volume cost reductions, the price will be higher than a lot of people will want to pay. They don't need a better mousetrap.

    I hope The Grommet takes note of the comments suggesting multipacks ~ me included. I can't imagine only buying one. That said, I wish you success. Happy sales to you!

  • May
    May
    4/6/2016 12:09 AM

    Ditto Eva. Great idea...however, if a child is sick enough to require constant monitoring of temperature, I think an adult should be watching the child and not leave him alone....hence don't need a high tech thermometer . Great use to monitor adults.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/6/2016 10:11 AM

    Thanks very much for the comments and kind words, Eva! We are taking notes.

    May, that is an important point, it is great for use on adults.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

TempTraq

Wearable Smart Thermometer Patch

Fever Monitor

When you need to monitor a child’s (or even a grown-up’s) fever, TempTraq handles it for you. It’s a smart thermometer inside a single-use adhesive patch, and it takes a patient’s temperature every 10 seconds for up to 24 hours. Then all the data gets sent, via a free app, to your mobile device.

Set alerts to instantly know if a
temperature gets too high—there’s no need to wake a resting patient. The app lets you share data with the doctor, and note medicine and food intake, too.

Even on sensitive skin, the gentle adhesive removes easily. Keep one (or two) at home or on a trip, and when a fever strikes, both you and your patient can rest a little easier.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    Hello, we are excited to introduce TempTraq to The Grommet. We developed TempTraq to give parents peace of mind when their children are sick and to let their children get the rest they need to get better. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Carol
    Carol
    4/5/2016 10:21 AM

    Hi. How many patches come in the box?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:24 AM

    @Carol Hi Carol! There is 1 patch in each box. Thanks for your question!

  • Sheila
    Sheila
    4/5/2016 10:23 AM

    Is this a one time use only or is the adhesive renewable or replaceable?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:25 AM

    @Sheila Hi Sheila! This is one time use product. After 24 hours, you simply throw the entire device away. The information from the device is stored on your smart device until you choose to delete it. Great question!

  • Diana
    Diana
    4/5/2016 10:58 AM

    @John

    My granddaughter gets febrile seizures. Her fever spikes up very fast causing the seizure. This would be great but it's to expensive. A one time use for $19.99.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:18 AM

    @Diana Hi Diana! We have heard from quite a few Customers who use TempTraq for their children who suffer from febrile seizures. TempTraq has an alert feature that allows you to be alerted when your granddaughter's temperature is rising past a point you are not comfortable with. It is a very unique product in that is the only continuous monitor in the form of a soft, comfortable patch.

  • P
    P
    4/5/2016 11:21 AM

    Costs way too much for a single use. Otherwise, looks like a great idea that would be useful to my extended family. Wouldn't want to spend more than about a dollar each if I could only use it once. When one estimates the costs associated with tracking temperatures for a 3-5 day "bug" fever, it seems pretty expensive! Now multiply that by a few kids being sick at the same time and this becomes a "luxury convenience" instead of an affordable necessity.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 11:46 AM

    Hi P, we don't want you breaking the bank, but such FDA cleared technology is going to come at a price. Because this is so early, with enough support on site, TempTraq can become the necessity it really is.

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/5/2016 12:25 PM

    @Mike I wish you luck, Mike, but your 510(k) FDA fee was $2600. If your company can't absorb that and still market a product at a reasonable cost, it doesn't seem to bode well for you.

    It is a very interesting product idea though, and I do wish you well.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    Thanks, Scott!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 4:20 PM

    I want to directly address some of the concerns that have been voiced on this board today. TempTraq is a breakthrough technology in smart, wearable temperature monitoring. It is FDA approved for a single use over 24 hours. The company is working on extending that clearance to 48 hours, expected in 2017. I am sure that TempTraq is also working around the clock to bring the cost of their technology down so that it is more accessible, while extending the life of a single patch. Our job at The Grommet is to introduce you to break though consumer product innovation. We're proud of this discovery and rooting for those future iterations. We'll keep you posted. In the mean time we should all celebrate the wondrous ideas that are coming our way! Joanne Domeniconi Co-founder & Chief Discoverer - The Grommet.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:23 AM

    How many patches do you get for 19.99?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:26 AM

    @Guest Hello! There is 1 patch in the box for $ 19.99. Thanks for your question!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:24 AM

    How do you know if your patch is as accurate as other types of thermometers?

    I am considering using the patch with adult with Alzheimer's. What do you know about use of the patch thermometer with adults?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:30 AM

    @Guest Hello! Thanks for your questions. TempTraq has been tested to comply with ASTM E1112 (the accuracy standard for all digital thermometers). It is also a FDA cleared class II medical device and cleared for use in all ages, including adults. We have had a lot of positive feedback from adults and chronically ill populations that find TempTraq really helpful for temperature monitoring.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 10:53 AM

    @John only one use? Thats expensive for only one patch, one use.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 10:57 AM

    @Guest Hello! TempTrap is a single use item that continuously monitors temperature for 24 hours.

  • D
    D
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    @Guest I completely agree. $19.99 and then unfortunately it is thrown away and only after 24 hours! I am not sure I see the benefit of this. If someone is sick with a fever that needs monitored this continuously, chances are you will need 2-3 days to monitor it to ensure it's consistently down. That's extremely cost prohibitive. Genius idea, but the price point needs to come down.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:32 PM

    Hi D! The benefit of TempTraq is that you are able to continuously monitor temperatures while allowing your child to get the rest they need to get better. You can be alerted if things change and add custom notes that you would like to share with other caregivers or your doctor. It provides peace of mind for you and rest for your child!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:32 PM

    With enough support on site, it can get to that point, D. Stay tuned for any updates!

  • Mukesh
    Mukesh
    4/5/2016 11:10 AM

    Why the 24 hour limit on the patch? Can you program app to only read every 4 hours?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:20 AM

    @Mukesh Hi Mukesh! Our flagship product is our TempTraq 24 hour temperature monitor. We are currently developing a 48 hour run time patch and hope to release that later this year or early 2017. The TempTraq app reads a temperature every 10 seconds, for 24 hours (and soon to be 48 hours!). Thanks for your questions!

  • Terry
    Terry
    4/5/2016 11:15 AM

    This is an amazing device and an excellent idea and invention! With that said, I believe I can wait until the price drops some.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    Stay tuned, Terry, thanks for the feedback!

  • Charles
    Charles
    4/5/2016 11:19 AM

    John,

    Great Idea. How long is the battery good for on the shelf?

    What is the battery chemistry? Is it safe for use around sensitive children?

    What are you doing to ensure the battery is good when I need it?

    I like the idea but feel that a one use item for this price it very high.

    Are you offering any multi buy options? 2 for 29.95? 3 for 45?

    Thanks Charles

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:32 AM

    @Charles Hi Charles, thanks for your questions! TempTraq has been tested and confirmed to have a two year shelf life. It is a FDA cleared, class II medical device that is safe for all ages. If you have further questions regarding technical proprietary details, we would be happy to take your call at 440-249-5440. Please encourage The Grommet to carry multi buy options in the future! Thank you!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/5/2016 11:28 AM

    Great idea! I was going to buy two...one for an Alzheimer's patient and another for a grandchild, until I read the comments to learn that only one one-time-use patch comes in the box for $20. That's extremely expensive and not worth my investment. If the price comes down, the number of patches for that prices increases, or the number of uses increases (which would be ideal), then I will reconsider. Again, great idea...but not quite where it needs to be for consumer marketing.

  • Barbie
    Barbie
    4/5/2016 11:32 AM

    @Guest I agree....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:28 PM

    It is certainly a possibility for the future so stay tuned. As I've mentioned throughout the board such technology cleared by the FDA and peace of mind that TempTraq provides by seamlessly communicating with your doctor has its price.

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    4/5/2016 11:36 AM

    Great idea...Really would like to buy this product for family with lots of grandchildren and future grandchildren but I find the price slightly too high for a 1 time use. I would purchase this product @ $8-$9 per after a successful trial run if the technology proves it's worth

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:26 PM

    Hi Ingrid, stay tuned for any updates. As I said above, unfortunately technology like this cleared by the FDA is going to come at a price.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    4/5/2016 11:49 AM

    Hey John!

    Awesome idea and exciting technology! If I understand correctly, I put the patch on my child for 24 hours when they're sick and it sends their temperature to my iPhone while they are sleeping? But will it alert me if their temperature goes to high?

    Thanks!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 11:52 AM

    @Kathleen Hi Kathleen! You are correct, TempTraq is the only single use device that allows your child to get the rest they need to feel better. There's no waking them in the middle of the night or disturbing them to take a temperature. With that, you can set a custom alert to let you know when the temperature has moved past the point you are comfortable with. Thanks for your question!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    4/5/2016 12:12 PM

    Thanks @John! I know when my kids have been sick with fevers in the past I am always too nervous to sleep. The alert setting seems like it could be really beneficial for both me and the kids! It looks like others are concerned with the price, but I think it is worth a try!

    Can't wait to try it! Although, I hope none of the little ones need it anytime soon!

    Thanks!

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    John, do you have studies demonstrating the accuracy of this device in children compared with other available thermometry? Simply stating that you've met the criteria for ASTM and the FDA doesn't answer the question. I am a pediatric emergency physician with 30 years of practice, who constantly deals with purported fever as documented by thermometers (also meeting ASTM criteria) with erratic and/or clinically unacceptable degrees of accuracy, especially when used in infants less than 2 months of age, in which tenths of a degree of body temperature might mean the difference between going home and being subjected to a number of tests and hospital admission. Also, as much as I admire the technology, constant monitoring of body temperature reinforces the widespread fever phobia that unnecessarily grips both families and under-educated medical professionals alike. While fever is potentially harmful to a very small number of children (NOT including those with febrile seizures), to the vast majority of children it is simply another symptom to treat in order to keep the child more comfortable. Do you have any warnings as to the use of your product in very young infants and do you provide any educational material for families about fever? I'm all for new tools that make caring for sick children easier but we must be careful to assure they're applied appropriately and with adequate education for those who will be using them.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Lou Romig MD, FAAP, FACEP

    St Petersburg, FL

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:21 PM

    @Lou Hi Lou! We're very happy to tell you that we recently completed a successful clinical trial with Akron Children's Hospital that validated the accuracy of the TempTraq device as compared to their other thermometry methods in the hospital. Thank you for your question!

  • Steven
    Steven
    4/5/2016 1:14 PM

    @John, You didn't answer all of Dr. Romig's questions. Do you have the studies to send to physicians/user who ask for them? Do you have any warnings as to the use of your product in very young infants, and do you provide any educational material for families about fever?

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 2:11 PM

    I just checked the Temp Traq website, which features a video that clearly shows infants less than 2-3 months of age, that group where tenths of a degree of error can make a huge difference in what happens to the baby from the standpoint of intervention. There is no educational material about fever on the website. A physician from Akron Children's compliments the technology but there is no data presented from the clinical trial. John, your company is missing out on a prime opportunity to provide additional public service by educating the consumer about fever facts and fiction. On the other hand, if folks were adequately educated about fever and the lack of danger, there would be far less of a market for the product. I'm not trying to be antagonistic or stomp on free enterprise but I want to provide families with REAL reassurances about fever. The fact that it can be tracked minute by minute will contribute next to nothing to the management of the great majority of otherwise healthy children and simply provide another data stream for caregivers to obsess over. Sure, the kids will be able to sleep while their temp is taken (a good thing!) but now parents may stay up staring at their phone all night, watching body temp changes that aren't just influenced by infection but also circadian rhythms. I'm sorry, but this is a real soapbox for me after 30 years in the business.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 2:17 PM

    Hi @STEVEN, thanks for your questions! As noted, we recently completed a successful clinical trial with Akron Children's Hospital. If you would like to speak in detail about the trial, please contact us at 440-249-5440 and we would be happy to take your call. TempTraq is FDA approved for use in all ages. All information is found in our Instructions for Use which is included with every product. If you would like a digital copy of these instructions, please email [email protected]

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 2:29 PM

    @Lou We share many of the same views as you - and you're correct in that our clinical trial report has not yet been published to our website. If you would like to speak further about the trial, please contact us at 440-249-5440 and we would be happy to take your call! Thank you!

  • Lou
    Lou
    4/5/2016 3:07 PM

    @John I'm very happy to hear that John! I'll be calling in the near future. I've already requested digital copy of the instructions for use. Thanks!

  • Doris
    Doris
    4/5/2016 11:57 AM

    Where do you get replacement Temp pads? You don't show them on this Grommet site. How much are they?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 12:00 PM

    Hi Doris, you would just continually purchase the product on this page. They are $19.99.

  • allison
    allison
    4/5/2016 12:06 PM

    Hi John, I wanted to share my recent experience with the temp traq. I recently ordered this online and used it shortly thereafter. The security that it gave me was priceless. We all know that fevers spike with infection as well as a simple virus which can't be treated with antibiotics. For that we can only give advil, children's advil or the like, but eventually fever goes back up when the next dose is due. Infants, young children may stay asleep (as mine did) when the fever started to climb to a very scary number. I did unfortunately end up in the emergency room with a sick child, but it was the instant notification as far as I'm concerned, that makes this product worth every penny~thank you for your product

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:45 PM

    @allison Hi Allison! Thanks so much for your feedback! We've heard countless stories of how TempTraq has helped parents and we greatly appreciate them.

  • Bruce
    Bruce
    4/5/2016 12:09 PM

    Excellent idea! Glad the tech exists to fulfill the idea. Way, way too much money! Not to cast any aspersions on the whole thing, but to realize the situation of those in need of the tech...they cannot afford it...so, as long as they have a way to take a temp...they will go with the status quo. What makes this tech so expensive and why can it be used only one time? Does ir lose accuracy over time? Do the materials break down over time? It seems 24 hours is not a sufficient duration. And who can truly use the data...a physician who is making decisions about the person's health care? Let the physician buy it...or the hospital! $20 for a thermometer is not new to them.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 2:26 PM

    Hi Bruce, the FDA cleared TempTraq for a 24 hour use. Nothing diminishes, that was just how long they cleared it to be on an infant.

  • Amy
    Amy
    4/5/2016 12:11 PM

    I wish I had this last week. My son was really sick. I was waking him up every half hour to check his temperature and would get three different readings in a row from the forehead thermometer. I finally let him get some sleep and woke up at 3:30 in the morning with him crying. His fever was 103.2. This is a great idea and I am going to buy one today.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:46 PM

    @Amy Amy, we hope you enjoy TempTraq!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    4/5/2016 12:30 PM

    Would this product be suitable to monitor an endurance athlete's core temperature during exercise in hot conditions? There would be a lot of sweating and solar gain, if these matter to the results

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 12:40 PM

    @Sandy Hi Sandy! TempTraq's adhesive is designed for sensitive skin and while it adheres to skin for 24 hours, it was not designed specifically for athletic activities.

  • Hope
    Hope
    4/5/2016 1:06 PM

    This sounds like a great product.The price point would be fine IF the product was reusable over and over. But NOT for a single 24-use device. For 19.99 per use, doctors should be prescribing it so insurance overs the cost.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:15 PM

    @Hope Hi Hope, thanks for your feedback! We wanted to let you know that TempTraq is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible item.

  • Fern
    Fern
    4/5/2016 1:22 PM

    Two questions: 1. What happens if it gets wet? 2. If you put TempTraq in the axillary area (arm pit) do you add a degree to the readout as you do for a traditional thermometer?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:46 PM

    @Fern Hi Fern! Great questions! TempTraq is rated as IP24 water resistant. We do recommend taking it off and reapplying it for bath time, but it will function when wet. TempTraq adjusts to give you the oral temperature read out, as that is what is most widely known as standard.

  • Chip
    Chip
    4/5/2016 1:29 PM

    Where do you stick it? I'm sure where it is applied makes a difference in the temperature reading. How does in compare to an 'under the tongue' reading which is the base line reading? I agree with where Dr Romig's statements were directed, that meeting specifications does mean you get relevant data. It is as much about how it is used. As many have stated, it seems a high price for a one-time use. Could a multi pack bring down the price? 5 for $49.99 sound like a bargain to me!

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/5/2016 1:56 PM

    @Chip Hi Chip! TempTraq measures axillary (underarm) temperatures. Our app adjusts the temperature reading to give the user the oral reading since as you said, that is the base line reading most familiar to caregivers. Thanks for your questions and please suggest the multi buy offer to the Grommet!

  • J.R.
    J.R.
    4/5/2016 11:49 PM

    @John Do adults need to shave under their arms to use TempTraq?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/6/2016 10:05 AM

    Hi J.R., as an adult tester of this product with armpit hair, I was pleasantly surprised that it was not an issue.

  • Janice
    Janice
    4/5/2016 5:49 PM

    I agree with the other opinions. This is way too expensive to purchase and use. The FDA may approve this, technology may state this is great, but for the majority of consumers, the cost for just one is out of their reach.

    And, if I was wealthy, I would still hesitate on purchasing this.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/5/2016 6:04 PM

    Hi Janice, check out the comment from our Co-Founder Joanne above, she goes into what the price reflects and the future plans for TempTraq.

  • Eva
    Eva
    4/5/2016 10:16 PM

    Congratulations on introducing such an exciting product. I, too, agree with many of the comments submitted. Continuous monitoring can feed the frenzy of overly cautious caregivers. It can also provide tremendous peace of mind, for those in need of that particular comfort.

    I understand the start-up costs of a new product and the R&D must be extensive and expensive. Until you have enough sales to take advantage of volume cost reductions, the price will be higher than a lot of people will want to pay. They don't need a better mousetrap.

    I hope The Grommet takes note of the comments suggesting multipacks ~ me included. I can't imagine only buying one. That said, I wish you success. Happy sales to you!

  • May
    May
    4/6/2016 12:09 AM

    Ditto Eva. Great idea...however, if a child is sick enough to require constant monitoring of temperature, I think an adult should be watching the child and not leave him alone....hence don't need a high tech thermometer . Great use to monitor adults.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/6/2016 10:11 AM

    Thanks very much for the comments and kind words, Eva! We are taking notes.

    May, that is an important point, it is great for use on adults.

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