ATDC member company, Hothead Technologies, has entered an agreement with Shafer Medical Devices, a Division of Shafer Enterprises, LLC, to develop and distribute a medical application of the H.O.T.(TM) System. Shafer Medical Devices will integrate the H.O.T.(TM) System with their Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad to help manage normothermia in patients, during pre-op, surgery, and post op.
The H.O.T.(TM) System, created by Hothead Technologies, wirelessly monitors body temperature, sending warning signals if the individual’s temperature goes above or below a pre-determined threshold. The H.O.T.(TM) System is the detection component for this medical solution.
Shafer Enterprises, LLC manufactures personal cooling systems for a variety of applications including the Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad which keeps a person’s body temperature at a safe level to prevent them from overheating or becoming too cold.
Together, the system is called SafeTemp (a normothermia monitoring and management system). By integrating the H.O.T.(TM) System with the Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad solution, medical staff will have the ability to monitor multiple subjects to maintain optimum body temperatures (which may reduce the risk of post-surgical infections). Staff can view any patient’s temperature from a wireless handheld PDA (personal digital assistant), and if temperature increases or decreases, the H.O.T.(TM) system can send a wireless command to the Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad to adjust the temperature to maintain normothermia.