Technology

ECRI Institute just published a comprehensive evaluation of HotDog patient warming. We encourage everyone to read it.

The BEST Flexible Heater in the World
The BEST Flexible Heater in the World

 

  • Compact controllers deliver low-voltage electricity to the blankets and mattresses where it is converted into safe heat by the patented ThermAssure® conductive fabric.
  • The lightweight, flexible heater fabric produces uniform and precise heat that is managed by the smart controller and an advanced sensor system.
  • The heater is sealed in an antimicrobial, non-porous shell—it’s 100% easily cleanable—and is available in a variety of warming blankets and mattresses. >Products
  • Temperatures controlled at patient contact points.
  • Low-thermal mass means fabric warms and cools very quickly and does not retain excess heat.
  • If a blanket is cut or punctured during use, there is absolutely no risk of shock or spark to the patient or the clinician, due to the isolated, low voltage, floating current.
  • Also, unlike forced-air, conductive fabric warms air-free, see why that’s important here: >Safer
  • HotDog is the only FDA-cleared patient warming technology that can warm from above and below the patient at the same time.
  • Whether it’s forced-air, circulating water, or other electric warming systems, HotDog excels against the competition in ways that are important to you.

    (HD vs Competition Matrix)

  • US Patent 7,543,344 – Cover for a Heating Blanket
  • US Patent 7,714,255 – Bus Bar Attachments for Flexible Heating Elements
  • US Patent 7,786,408 – Bus Bar Interfaces for Flexible Heating Elements
  • US Patent 7,851,729 – Electric Warming Blanket having Optimized Temperature Zones
  • US Patent 8,062,343 – Heating Blanket
  • US Patent 8,283,602 – Heating Blanket
  • US Patent 8,624,164 – Shut-off Timer for a Heating Blanket
  • US Patent 8,772,676 – Heating Blanket
  • 22 other patent applications are pending
See our FAQ’s page for all frequently asked questions. If your question is not addressed, please submit your question to us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. >Contact Us