For researchers we developed COREresearch which comes with services especially composed for scientific studies. The consumer version of CORE allows you to download the measured Core Temperature / Skin Temperature and Heart Rate (from externally connected device) from our cloud with a resolution of 5 minutes. But if you need more precise measurements, COREresearch will be the better option.
COREresearch will give you access to high-resolution (1Hz) raw data; Core Temperature / Skin Temperature / Heart Rate (Ext.) / Accelerometer and Heat-Flux*. This data is stored locally on CORE to prevent any loss of data during your measurements. The devices are individually calibrated to ensure the highest possible accuracy, and we offer our expert support to help you with your studies.
Because COREresearch saves all the raw data, we can run our latest algorithms on previously collected data. As we keep on further improving our algorithms on a monthly basis, this can improve the quality of your measurement without the need to do extra studies. This is especially important for edge cases, where currently our algorithm has a lower accuracy than we strive for example firefighters, swimming, and hypothermia.
Raw Data Access
- Highest resolution (1x second)
- Core Temperature, Skin Temperature, Acceleration in XYZ, Heart rate (Ext.), Heat-flux*
- Run future algorithms on previously collected data
- Assist in setting up your studies
- Interpretation of data
- Individually calibrated devices
Store Data on CORE
- 3,5 days of storage space
- No loss in data due to bad connection
*Heat-flux is only available under agreement
Core body temperature is an important vital sign. However, before CORE, it was often impractical to measure the core temperature. Pulmonary artery catheters, urinary bladder, or oesophageal are almost only used in a hospital setting. Rectal thermometers are often not preferred by participants, and ingestible thermometer e-pills are expensive and need the right timing. All other methods do not allow for continuous and/or accurate monitoring.
A continuous core body temperature signal has countless applications, and we are already working together with our partners in the fields below. Please contact us if you have an application that is not yet in this list and you want to find out if CORE is useful for you as well.
- Fever & Sepsis Detection
- Drug & Vaccine Testing
- Ovarian Cycle
- Thermal Comfort & Hypothermia
- Circadian Cycle
- Sleep Disorders
Note: COREresearch received the Emergency Use Authorization in the US, making it available for clinical use during the Covid-19 crisis. We are currently filing for full FDA approval.
The simplest way to monitor the circadian cycle is to measure the core body temperature. The temperature can be measured easily with CORE without having a significant impact on the subject's daily routines. Changes in the circadian cycle can help to draw conclusions about health issues like jetlag, narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep quality, burnout, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ovulation status, and many more.
During high physical activity, your core temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Professional athletes have embraced CORE enthusiastically for protection, heat adaption training and strategical decisions. Many Olympic athletes and UCI riders describe the device as a game changer. We also want to bring this technology to researchers to develop more insights in physiology. During high physical activity a heart rate monitor is connected to CORE to increase the accuracy.
Fever changes the thermoregulation of the body and requires sophisticated algorithms to detect the temperature accurately. The figure to the left shows that the algorithm fits the reference method very well. Indicated are also tympanic temperature measurements (orange diamonds) and intakes of 500 mg paracetamol (dashed lines).
As your core temperature is not uniformly distributed in your body, various thermometer methods react differently to external and internal thermal influences. It is therefore important to always keep the thermometer method in mind when reading about study results. As CORE’s algorithm is mainly based on ingestible pill data it will also behave most similar to this method. Have a look in the papers below where the differences between these methods are discussed.
Esophageal vs. rectal probe vs. telemetric pill
- Telemetry pill versus rectal and esophageal temperature during extreme rates of exercise-induced core temperature change.
- Core Temperature Measurement During Submaximal Exercise: Esophageal, Rectal, and Intestinal Temperatures.
Esophageal vs. rectal probe
- Validity of Core Temperature Measurements at 3 Rectal Depths During Rest, Exercise, Cold-Water Immersion, and Recovery.
- Esophageal, rectal, and muscle temperature during exercise.
Rectal probe vs. telemetric pill
- Validation of an ingestible temperature data logging and telemetry system during exercise in the heat. Read the paper.
- Validity of Devices That Assess Body Temperature During Outdoor Exercise in the Heat.
Rectal probe vs. Tympanic temperature
- Comparison of Rectal and Aural Core Body Temperature Thermometry in Hyperthermic, Exercising Individuals: A Meta-Analysis.
- Comparison of non-invasive measurement methods.
CORE is currently being used by many universities, academic hospitals and sport institutes in the applications mentioned above. However, not many papers using CORE or its underlying technology have been published yet. This page will be updated when these studies result in a published papers.
- The Cold Tube: Membrane assisted radiant cooling for condensation free outdoor comfor in the tropics. Read the paper.
- Towards Online Personalized-Monitoring of Human Thermal Sensation Using Machine Learning Approach. Read the paper.
- Model-Based Monitoring of Occupant’s Thermal State for Adaptive HVAC Predictive Controlling. Read the paper.
- Dynamic Model-Based Monitoring of Human Thermal Comfort for Real-Time and Adaptive Control Applications.
- Wearable Medical Device for Remote Monitoring the Health of Elderly People at Home.
- Membrane-assisted radiant cooling for expanding thermal comfort zones globally without air conditioning.
- Model-Based Monitoring of Occupant’s Thermal State for Adaptive HVAC Predictive Controlling.
- Muscle Activation Patterns Estimation during Repeated Wrist Movements from MRI and sEMG*.
- Challenges of automatic processing of large amount of skin lesion multispectral data.
- A Novel Miniaturized Sandwich-like Sensor for Continuous Measurement of Core Body Temperature.
For more information have a look at the COREresearch webpage of our holding company greenTEG AG