September 3, 2015
It's been a busy week for wearables and other digital health and fitness devices, with a plethora of announcements from major consumer electronics players. Sony, Samsung, and Huawei have all unveiled their next generation smartwatches or fitness trackers, as has GPS device maker TomTom. Smart thermometer company Kinsa began crowdfunding its second product, and Withings announced a new connected...
March 4, 2015
New York City-based Kinsa Health, maker of an FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, has launched a new feature, called Groups, so that parents can track the collective health of the student population at their child's school.
Using the Groups feature, which is open to all US public schools, parents can anonymously share their child's temperature using the Kinsa thermometer or by manually...
December 11, 2014
New York City-based Kinsa Health has raised $9.6 million in a round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers for its FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer. Other investors in the round include FirstMark Capital and Andy Palmer. This brings the company's total funding to at least $11.6 million.
Kinsa’s thermometer, which was cleared in January, connects to a smartphone via the...
December 3, 2014
New York City-based Kinsa Health has announced that its FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer is now available at CVS and Apple Stores across the US as well as online at Amazon, Apple.com, and Kinsa's website.
Kinsa's thermometer, which was cleared in January, connects to a smartphone via the headphone jack. The thermometer can be used orally, under-arm, or rectally. Data from the device...
August 1, 2014
Kinsa's smartphone-connected thermometer
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed to largely deregulate a sizable list of Class II and Class I medical devices and no longer require their makers to go through the 510(k) process. The agency made clear the deregulatory move would not necessarily exempt the device makers from other steps like appropriately registering and labeling their...
March 25, 2014
UK-based BlueMaestro has put a new spin on health monitors for babies. The company offers parents a dishwasher-proof smart pacifier, which has a built-in temperature sensor that will track their babies' temperature over time.
“I know first-hand the difficulty in taking a sick baby’s temperature," co-founder Kristin Hancock told the Bluetooth SIG blog earlier this month. "It is easy to lose track...
January 2, 2014
New York City-based Kinsa Health has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Kinsa smart thermometer, which raised $52,000 on Indiegogo last Spring.
Kinsa's device is not the first smartphone-connected thermometer to get FDA clearance: MobiHealthNews reported on the Raiing Wireless Thermometer's 510(k) clearance back in November 2012. Kinsa might well be the first smartphone-connected oral...
May 24, 2013
The Misfit Shine raised $846,000 on Indiegogo in January.
Like the Misfit Shine before it, Scanadu proved this week that in digital health, the combination of a hip, hyped product and a crowdfunding platform can lead to impressive results. The company raised their goal of $100,000 in just two hours, and they're now up to more than three times that.
Of course, not all digital and mobile health...
April 17, 2013
The most important thing about a thermometer isn't that it takes your temperature. What's important about a thermometer, according to Kinsa Health founder Inder Singh, is that it's already the go-to device for home diagnosis of illness.
"The thermometer is the single most important device," Singh told MobiHealthNews, "the first device any parent or doctor uses to confirm illness."