July 27, 2018
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA.
“This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of...
February 9, 2018
Smart thermometer and connected health company Kinsa has launched a new wireless version of its device, called Kinsa QuickCare, after securing FDA clearance last month.
“Partly, this is our response to the fact that the headphone jack is gone,” Kinsa CEO Inder Singh told MobiHealthNews. “The first version of our stick was corded and connected to the headphone jack, so our answer to that is a...
January 17, 2018
Kinsa is one of the leading digital health companies in the smart thermometer space, but the company’s mission has never been to sell thermometers. Instead, Kinsa has always seen itself as a big data company. With the recent public launch of Kinsa Insights, that aspect of the company is taking center stage.
“The core hypothesis of the company is ‘Could we find a way to communicate with someone...
June 20, 2017
As promised, Nokia has officially launched its suite of consumer digital health tools that formerly lived under the Withings name. Along with the connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and activity tracker, Nokia has also released a digital program for chronic condition management called the Patient Care Platform and an updated version of the Health Mate app.
The technology company...
April 4, 2017
Santa Clara, California-based VivaLnk is officially selling Fever Scout, its FDA-cleared, smartphone-connected wearable thermometer patch for children. The soft, peel-and-stick patch is now available for $59.99 in-store at Best Buy locations across the country as well as online at Amazon, Target and the company’s own website.
The flexible, adhesive Fever Scout patch is designed to be worn under...
February 7, 2017
Connected medical devices designed for remote telehealth may be just as effective as conventional instruments during some examinations, a recent study has determined.
In a study of 137 children aged 2 to 18 who were seeking care from the emergency department of a tertiary care facility, doctors at Schneider Children’s Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv evaluated the use of...
January 31, 2017
VivaLnk, a Santa Clara-based connected health startup, has received FDA clearance for its first device, a peel-and-stick continuous thermometer for children called Fever Scout. VivaLnk announced Fever Scout at CES 2015 and originally planned to launch it that year, but has delayed the launch more than once. FDA clearance could mean the device will finally hit the market soon.
July 18, 2016
Withings, the Paris-based health device maker that is now part of Nokia Technologies – announced the availability of Thermo, a WiFi connected temporal thermometer and app. Thermo is available exclusively at US Apple stores and Withings.com. The device is FDA-cleared as an over-the-counter medical device.
Originally announced at CES in January, Thermo is billed by Withings as an accessible,...
June 29, 2016
Withings, the French connected device maker recently acquired by Nokia Technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Withings Thermo, the company's WiFi-enabled thermometer, MobiHealthNews has learned. The device was first announced in January at CES in Las Vegas.
Rather than being inserted in the mouth or armpit, Thermo measures temperature from the temporal artery on the user's forehead....
May 17, 2016
ARC Devices will go to market with its forthcoming connected, contact-free thermometer via partnerships with telehealth vendor VSee and remote patient monitoring company Ideal Life.
Boca Raton, Florida-based ARC Devices launched its digital infrared thermometer, called InstaTemp, last fall. But the current version of the device isn't connected -- it displays temperature readings on a screen on...