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Patented device to measure temperature and other vital parameters from the ear canal

29 June 22

Patented device to measure temperature and other vital parameters from the ear canal

The prototype tested in the terraXcube is particularly suitable for emergency interventions

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During an emergency medical intervention, measuring vital parameters is not always possible. Victims are often uncooperative, spaces uncomfortable and the equipment one can carry very limited, just think of a helicopter rescue or the scene of a car accident. Eurac Research in collaboration with the companies Minnova Med and Kerr Srl has patented a space-saving, noninvasive and easy-to-use instrument that measures core temperature as well as oxygen saturation and heart rate. It looks like a headset for listening to music, uses sensors placed in the external ear canal and has been tested in the terraXcube extreme environment simulator, in temperatures ranging from -10 to 20 degrees.

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