Contributing to the fight against the public spread of infections, Wello® has launched an FDA-Cleared, self-service screening tool for body temperature monitoring called welloStationX™.
Already utilized by DFW healthcare and long-term care facilities, the welloStationX is a clinically-tested, hands-free, non-contact technology to assess body temperatures. Since elevated body temperatures can be indicative of the presence of infection, temperature monitoring can be the first step in minimizing the public spread.
“Fever is the best indicator of potential contagiousness,” said Dr. Murray L. Cohen, epidemiologist and certified industrial hygienist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. “Although fever is your body’s first immune system tool to fight off infection, you are potentially contagious via shedding and spreading pathogens.”
Slowing the spread of infection such as Ebola or influenza has the potential of making a positive impact on the health and wellness of society. Listed as a top-10 cause of death in western countries, influenza is the No. 1 reason for workplace productivity loss in the U.S.
Wello designed the welloStationX self-service kiosk or desktop station as a tool to help facilities discretely identify people with elevated temperatures. Using infrared technology, a person’s temperature is taken in three seconds and an “I’m Wello” identification sticker is dispensed for temperatures below the threshold (Default < 99.5°F). When a temperature above the threshold is detected, no sticker is issued, and an alert is sent to facility personnel.
“We envision welloStationX becoming a standard of care in infection control, especially when caring for immunocompromised patients and other susceptible populations,” said Rik Heller, president of Wello.
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An Associate Member of the DFW Hospital Council, Wello Inc. is an infection-control company that designs technology to help prevent the spread of infection. Their stated mission is to “Make Wellness Epidemic.” Located in Dallas, Wello has wellness solutions for multiple industries including healthcare, corrections and border surveillance.