The latest research shows that people’s temperature fluctuates depending on their activity level and physical condition.
In an online poll conducted by the BCG Digital Ventures, we asked people if they would wear a thermometer during an intense heatwave to measure their temperature.
Only 35 per cent of respondents said yes, but a third of those who did said that it was not practical.
“The BCG is always looking for ways to enhance the digital experience for our users,” said Stephen Pappas, CEO of BCG.
“We’re always trying to ensure our users’ digital experiences are as easy as possible, so we’ve taken the opportunity to look at this one again and make sure we’re listening to them.”
The survey also asked participants to weigh their personal needs for a thermal sensor, and asked whether they would consider wearing one if it was required.
A majority of people said yes to the question.
“It’s not something you have to wear, but you need to wear it,” said a participant.
“The fact that you don’t need to be outside in the heat for longer than five minutes at a time is very important to me.
If I can’t be outside for more than five days, it’s going to be really tough to wear the thermal pad.”
The thermal pad does not provide any temperature readings and is designed for use on a car’s interior.
The BCG’s Pappa added that the product will not be available for consumers who do not have the right insurance.
The BCGs digital ventures have recently launched a number of digital thermometers, including the new BCG BCG-3 digital thermocouple.
This thermocoupler is available at the retail level for around $99.
The thermocamps are available for $129.
The thermal pad is not available in a digital form, as the company is yet to launch a digital version of the BCGs product.