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A special Bluetooth earpiece could be used to monitor temperature of individuals who are believed to be at risk of infection. When a rise in temperature is detected it could alert the individual and/or medical personnel that further action and/or qu

A special Bluetooth earpiece could be used to monitor temperature of individuals who are believed to be at risk of infection. When a rise in temperature is detected it could alert the individual and/or medical personnel that further action and/or qu

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For individuals in quarantine or those who fear they may have been incidentally exposed this would be an invaluable monitoring option. Temperature as measured at the wrist would be somewhat unreliable, but perhaps a similar concept could be applied as an in-ear temperature monitoring device? That would allow for accurate temperature measurement while also being relatively unobtrusive. -Could be modeled after a Bluetooth headset/earbud. In fact using Bluetooth 4.0 low energy would provide an effective way of offloading temperature data while optimizing battery life.