CORE Body Temperature Sensor: Health tech for elite athletes @ CES 2022 - Show Notes

CORE Body Temperature Sensor: Health tech for elite athletes @ CES 2022

Friday Feb 4, 2022 (00:06:23)


Do you like to push your body to the limits? Do you strive for excellence in your sport? If so, then CORE by greenTEG AG is the health tech for you! The CORE Body Temperature Sensor is a wearable device that uses Swiss-made sensor technology to monitor and deliver real-time, accurate core body temperature data. This data can help athletes, coaches, and sports scientists improve their performance by monitoring core body temperature in real-time and adapting their training strategies accordingly.

Who is greenTEG AG?

greenTEG AG has been operating since 2007 as an early-stage start-up company based in Zürich, Switzerland. CORE Body Temperature Sensor is one of the flagship products that they have developed over time through collaboration with elite athletes who push themselves to new levels every day. It has helped these athletes learn how their bodies react during training sessions and races by providing them with valuable insight into their core body temperature. The system can also help athletes and coaches optimize their heat training, heat acclimation, and cooling strategies to improve performance on the court or field. CORE has been used by UCI World Teams, Continental Teams, professional football clubs in Europe, and more.

How does CORE work?

The CORE Body Temperature Monitoring System is a wearable device that consists of two key elements: the CORE Sensor worn on your torso with an adhesive backing and the CORE Monitor which receives data from multiple sensors wirelessly via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Both components are small in size so you won't even know they're there while you train! You will receive immediate feedback on screen as well as short-term and long-term averages.

The CORE Sensor is able to measure core body temperature by detecting the heat flux at a nanoscale. This sensor has been developed over time with input from some of the world's top athletes who have used it during their training sessions and races. The data that CORE collects can help you understand how your body reacts during different types of physical activity, whether it be intense training or an actual race. You can use this information to adapt your training strategies accordingly and improve your performance!

What makes CORE different?

There are other devices on the market that claim to monitor core body temperature, but what makes CORE so special is its Swiss-made sensor technology. This technology is extremely accurate and reliable as it measures heat flux at a nanoscale, in real-time. It is also the first commercially available system that can measure core body temperature accurately. The sensors are tiny so you won't even know they're there while running or playing sports!

The CORE Body Temperature Monitoring System has been tested by elite athletes who have pushed themselves to new levels every day using the system during their training sessions and races with great success! Athletes such as cyclist Tony Martin of Team Katusha Alpecin use it on a daily basis when preparing for his next race. It will help him monitor his core body temperature in real-time and ensure that he is performing at his best!


If you are an elite athlete looking for a device to help you monitor your core body temperature, CORE is the perfect solution. Get CORE today and start monitoring your core body temperature like a pro at the company's website!

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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Todd Cochrane (00:27)

Alright, so I've got Luca Nestola. What? No? Oh, Holger Hendrichs with the. I'm so sorry, With GreenTEG AG. So Holger, welcome to the show and tell us about what you guys are doing here with Core.

Holger Hendrichs (00:31)

Holger Hendrichs. Yeah, thanks for hosting me. Core is the first non-invasive temperature sensor. And it's used actually mainly for endurance sports. Because in endurance sports, here is the problem. You're active. You're getting hot, but at a certain point, your power is actually going down. Because your body is investing more into cooling than empowering your muscles. And with monitoring it, you'll know at which stage you are.

Todd Cochrane (01:07)

That's interesting. So if you're doing a team sport or team. You can tell the rider, the runner, maybe it's time to back off a little bit.

Holger Hendrichs (01:16)

Exactly. So we actually launched it a year ago at the Tour de France with only one team. And then actually at the upcoming Giro d'Italia already, like four other teams were using it. And then this last year 2021, Tour de France. Out of 23 teams, 19 were using it. And it was even used also during the Olympic Games. Because they are in Tokyo, you had a very hot and humid climate. And people wanted to actually train at home for this hotter climate, and then adapt to the heat.

Todd Cochrane (01:47)

So what has been? You know, obviously, we're getting real deep in the weeds here. But on the Tour de France, what did, how did that from a rule standpoint? Did you have to get this approved to be used as a monitoring device?

Holger Hendrichs (02:01)

Yes. So that's approved by the UCI. And it's actually. Yeah. You can directly see it on the bike computer. Only the rider. And so it's not getting transmitted to the.

Todd Cochrane (02:12)

Transmitted to the team. So it's only by the rider. So the rider has to make the adjustment

Holger Hendrichs (02:17)


Todd Cochrane (02:18)

But you know, sometimes the riders between a rock and a hard place, he's got to keep pushing. So he's gonna know that he's, you know, he's going to be potentially giving up more energy than he should so. So what is it actually? Is it a stick mount or?

Holger Hendrichs (02:35)

So actually, usually the rider, they put it directly on the heart rate monitor strip.

Todd Cochrane (02:38)


Holger Hendrichs (02:39)

But I was using it today with the double-sided medical tape. So if you want to use it, let's say every day or for sleeping

Todd Cochrane (02:45)


Holger Hendrichs (02:45)

If you also like to see like how your temperature drops at night when you use this double-sided medical tape.

Todd Cochrane (02:51)

So what then besides sports are people using this for?

Holger Hendrichs (02:55)

It's a good question. So we see actually also interested from the patient monitoring side. And during the corona crisis, we got from the FDA is Emergency Use Authorization. So whenever you get a fever, you want to know like, "Okay, I must still like above a certain threshold, or is it getting better."

Todd Cochrane (03:13)

So it was one of those things, were they using this for home monitoring or actually in-hospital monitoring of the patients.

Holger Hendrichs (03:19)

Right now, mostly actually, for remote monitoring at home.

Todd Cochrane (03:21)

Remote monitoring.

Holger Hendrichs (03:22)

But we have some clinical trials where people using it already on the COVID station in Switzerland. So we are based in Switzerland. That's where our home market is. But for sports, we see actually directly a very international demand for this.

Todd Cochrane (03:35)

It's very surprising that this is the first. It seems like this would have been something that would have been on the market for a while. So it's kind of surprising to me you guys are the first on the market with this.

Holger Hendrichs (03:47)

So the magic, actually, we are producing a so-called heat flux sensor. Very small. It's not a temperature sensor. It's a so-called thermal energy transfer sensor. So what we are measuring is, what is the heat coming out of your body. And we say actually, as a reference is a skin temperature sensor and an algorithm. We can then detect what's really inside. And that's why we can use it for sports. Because for sports, you have a lot of cooling. You have wind. You have sun.

Todd Cochrane (04:13)

That's right.

Holger Hendrichs (04:14)

And a normal temperature sensor would not get the exact temperature.

Todd Cochrane (04:17)

That's right because it would be reactionary from either the sun or the wind versus getting it internally. I Gotcha. Very, very, very, very interesting. So what is normal? Is this a subscription model? What's the retail on this? What is the? What's the pricing?

Holger Hendrichs (04:37)

So pricing is $270 and there's no subscription with it. You get directly access to the app and we also have a cloud. We have third-party connectivity with Garmin, for example, overall. So you can see it on your watch or by computer.

Todd Cochrane (04:54)

Right. Very, very cool. So it's called Core. Core Body Temperature Monitor. Where can they find more information about this? Where can they go on the web to find this?

Holger Hendrichs (05:03)

Our web page is And there you see all information, social media, Instagram, and Facebook

Todd Cochrane (05:10)

Available here in the United States now?

Holger Hendrichs (05:12)

Yes. We actually shipped from Pennsylvania. And, yeah. It will reach the customer in two days.

Todd Cochrane (05:18)

Will they find it on Amazon?

Holger Hendrichs (05:20)

And this is my temperature in celsius.

Todd Cochrane (05:20)

My Oh. Will they find this on Amazon by chance? Or?

Holger Hendrichs (05:21)

No. We're not on Amazon.

Todd Cochrane (05:27)

Okay. So they'd have to go to the website at this time. All right, outstanding. Well, Holger, thank you for coming and showing this off. And for those of you sports enthusiasts out there, or maybe in the health field. Lots of options on this. So thank you much. Appreciate you coming.

Holger Hendrichs (05:41)

Thank you. Have a good day. Bye-bye.

Todd Cochrane (05:43)

Thank you.

Erin Hurst (05:46)

TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.

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