Smarter Therapeutic Temperature Management
Mercury’s proprietary Smart Temperature Management System™ represents a breakthrough, non-invasive and holistic approach to tapping in to the body’s natural way of raising or lowering its core temperature, recruiting our body’s physiology to work in-concert with its devices – the way nature intended.
Our technology and methods were developed by Dr. Kenneth Diller – Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Diller is a world-renowned expert on bioheat transfer and human thermoregulation.
Mercury’s proprietary WarmSmart and SmartCool product applications work via a patented two-step process.
First, a device applies heat along the back of the neck to send a signal to the body’s natural thermostat, which responds by increasing blood flow on-demand to the body’s compact physiological heat exchangers – the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Then, water-circulating tubes supply either heat or cold to polymeric cooling pads – “slippers” and “mittens” which attach to the hands and feet. The technology utilizes the induced high rate of blood flow between the extremities and the body core to accelerate naturally occurring bioheat transfer processes.
The result is a non-invasive and rapid addition of heat or removal of heat from the body core while placing no additional stress on the patient.
Why it matters
People’s lives and their quality of life depend on a healthcare provider’s ability to adjust body temperature safely and effectively. Body temperature is an important health issue and core body temperature is one of only four vital signs.