A pill thermometer is an ingestible thermometer that allows a person's core temperature to be continuously monitored. It was developed by NASA in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University for use with astronauts.[1] Since then the pill has been used by mountain climbers,[2] football players, cyclists[3] and drivers.[4]

The Thermometer Pill is currently manufactured by the company, HQ Inc under the brand name CorTemp.[5]


External resourcesEdit

  • HQ Inc - the manufacturer of the pill
  • The pill's patent
  • Transcript of the NOVA episode, "Deadly Ascent" which features the pill prominently
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