“If we can save one life with this product, then we have accomplished what we set out to do.”
This sentence is one that I, as an employee of Hot Dot, walk by every single day. It is printed and hung in the office to remind all the employees why we are here. On really busy days, the words seem to glow off of the wall as we feel like we are sprinting towards this goal. On slower days, those words are what keep us going. Every returned call we don’t receive, every order not placed that day, and every ignored email are still worth it because we have a purpose.
Everyone who works for Hot Dot is a mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc. Needless to say, we are family people. We do this for our families. When we say protect your loved ones, we mean it because we too are doing our best to protect the ones we hold dear. Some of us are ex-athletes. We know what it feels like to be on the field with the sun pounding down on your neck as your coach yells at you to keep going. The pain of over-working in the heat is all too real. We are working around the clock, seven days a week to build the Hot Dot brand and help children, athletes, and workers stay safe in the summer. The saddest statement from experts is that someone doesn’t have to die from heat related illness. There is so much that can be done to prevent heat stroke, that it shouldn’t even be a consideration any more, but it is. Statistics show that the problem is only increasing. More and more people are suffering from heat related illness each summer. It is 2015, we have the technological capabilities to put a phone in a watch; we should have the capabilities to fight heat related illness.
The Hot Dot Body Temperature Alert Patch works by using heat sensitive chemistry to detect significant changes in core temperatures. Thermochromic crystals change colors when a person’s body temperature increases. Our Patch changes from black to yellow in order to alert users to this change in body temperature. The key to combating heat related illness is early detection. The Hot Dot Body Temperature Alert Patch alerts users BEFORE heat related illness strikes to ensure that users have time to cool down BEFORE it is too late. This early detection is capable of saving lives, and it is our goal that is does. No one should lose a loved one to the heat. Hot Dot truly believes this, and works tirelessly to eradicate heat related illness.