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You've Never Seen a Thermometer Like This Before, Mom
  • Technology is advancing fast, and one of the many benefits it gives us is the added safety net in many areas of our lives. Pertaining to kids’ health in particular, these two news apps will alert you of an emergency and guide you on what you have to do next:

    1. TempTraq

    We know the anxiety that comes with having a little one sick at home. The nights when a child has a fever are sleepless ones for parents. The wee hours of the morning are spent soothing a flustered child and being constantly woken up by worry to check up on your child’s temperature. This is where TempTraq can help. A wearable thermometer and its accompanying app, TempTraq is a soft patch that you place under your child’s arm, near the armpit. For 24 hours, it will monitor and track your child’s temperature and send the information it collects to your phone via bluetooth.  

    Aside from giving you scheduled updates on your child’s temperature, it will also alert you if it’s getting fever spikes and high fever temperatures. If you’re giving your child fever medicine, you can also set it to remind you when it’s time to give your child a dose. TempTraq is definitely smarter than your average digital thermometer. It is single-use though, so the patch can only be used once. And for those wondering, big kids and adults can use it too. Check out the TempTraq website here

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    2. Sali (save-a-life)

    Would you know what to do in the face of an emergency that requires CPR? A lot of Filipinos don’t, and with prompt emergency rescue still lacking in the Philippines, knowledge of basic first aid technique is crucial. This is how 2nd year college student Joel Alejandro, from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, thought to create Sali, a CPR app, reported Rappler

    An estimated 60,000 deaths are due to sudden cardiac arrest, says Joel, a third of which can be prevented with CPR. “Having universally accessible knowledge about CPR, users will be more capable and motivated in cases of emergency,” he explained on the Sali website

    Sali is one of the top 6 finalists of the Sandoz HACk Healthcare Access Challenge, “a global competition that seeks young people who have innovative ideas and solutions for healthcare access challenges,” reported Rappler. Wishing you all the luck, Joel!

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