PCR: Celsium wearable smart thermometer system with advanced accuracy
A new smart thermometer is launching which promises up to 10x more accurate measurements, making it the most accurate wearable solution. Celsium [https://www.celsium.com] is a medical grade wearable smart thermometer that links to an online platform, taking automatic readings every four seconds and instantly alerting the user when temperature rises even a fraction.
Eight years in development, Celsium measures true body temperature (core body temperature), not just skin temperature, which is impacted by surroundings and can be a misleading measurement. Celsium offers an accuracy of +/- 0.2oC (core temp), compared with +/- 1.5 oC – 2.0 oC for most devices on the market.
Celsium is a medical grade device available to both the consumer and healthcare markets. It utilises a small sensor attached under the armpit which links to an app via Bluetooth for simple to use, accurate temperature monitoring.
One of just a handful of clinically-validated consumer thermometers in the UK, Celsium can be used by the whole family. It retails at £70.00, is guaranteed for 12 months and is available to buy from Celsium.com.
Behind Celsium is Andy Mahoney, founder and CEO, who set out to develop an accurate and easier to use solution, after encounter the issues with current products firsthand when trying to conceive his first child. He quickly realised that not only was it hard to measure temperature at all hours of the night and day, it was also clumsy and often not accurate. He drew on his 15 years’ background in healthcare to develop this smart, accurate temperature monitoring platform.
Mahoney said: “Growing up in a medically minded household and having worked in healthcare for many years, when my wife and I couldn’t find an accurate thermometer despite buying numerous devices I took up the challenge to develop one myself. When I scratched the surface, I was amazed to find that measuring temperature is still largely based on the first thermometer, invented over 300 years ago! To say the temperature monitoring was due for re-invention is somewhat of an understatement, especially when you consider how important body temperature is an indicatory of our health”.
“Celsium is simple, constant and accurate. It’s useful for individuals and families as it allows you to monitor body temperature accurately in real-time, from your smartphone, and it’s non-invasive. I believe body temperature is massively under utilised largely due to the poor products we have to work with. Temperature is central to the way our bodies function, it’s such an important signal. With the right solution, I firmly believe temperature will facilitate earlier and more accurate diagnosis in the future.”
Mahoney added: “Celsium is on a mission is to change the way the world utilises temperature. We want to make it easier for people to understand their temperature, raising the bar for temperature as a diagnostic tool and explore new areas of temperature science not previously researched. The potential for temperature to provide early insight to illness and disease is huge. Until now we haven’t had the technology to investigate this. Celsium will unlock this ‘hidden science’ in so doing creating what we believe will be never before seen early warning signals to health problems developing.”
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