Temp Pal smart thermometer

Taiwanese healthtech startup iWEECARE announced today it has secured US$1 million in pre-Series A round of investment, led by Singapore’s Verge HealthTech Fund.

Taiwan- and US-based Translink Capital and Darwin Venture also joined this round.

Additionally, iWEECARE has received regulatory approval to market its product Temp Pal, which it claims to be the world’s smallest smart thermometer, in both the European Union and Taiwan.

Temp Pal is a wireless body temperature-tracking solution that offers real-time monitoring combined with smart alerts. It is a patented stamp-sized soft patch that packs a temperature sensor, customised thin battery that lasts two to three days, and a Bluetooth radio.

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The small patch transmits body data to a secure cloud via its own mobile app, generating real-time charts and alerts as needed. The wearable solution can also be applied in hospitals and clinics as it offers centralised tracking and analytics from multiple devices.

iWEECARE team

Temp Pal seeks to disrupt a market forecast to reach US$1.5 billion by 2025 currently dominated by digital pen and in-ear thermometers.

“It is also crucial to real-time continuous monitor body temperature for infants, patients and couples who plan to be pregnant. Traditional thermometers rely on human behavior and efforts to test periodically, resulting in interruptions of quality of life and ambiguous health care decisions. Our company hope to address the issues with a friendly and comfortable solution,” said Glen Tseng, CEO of iWEECARE.