July 14, 2016
At the Wearable Technologies conference in San Francisco this week, companies presented several devices they said were primed for widespread distribution across healthcare and fitness industries, but were also in search of additional investors as well as partnerships with payers and providers to make it happen.
Here’s a round-up of some of the devices that took the stage:
August 26, 2014
Raiing's smartphone-connected thermometer, the FDA-cleared iThermonitor
Beijing-based Raiing is working with Boston's Partners HealthCare to pilot Raiing's smartphone-connected wireless thermometer, iThermonitor, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners researchers led by Dr. Kamal Jethwani will test the temperature monitoring device on 25 children and adolescents with leukemia.
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...
January 17, 2013
Digital health apps and services for health issues related to pregnancy, fertility, and conception have been available for years now. Even way back in early 2009 when we conducted our very first health and medical apps report we found that already 250 apps related to women's health issues were available for iPhone users. Our most recent count puts the figure closer to 1,000. Beyond apps there is...
November 16, 2012
A Beijing-based medical device company called Raiing has been granted 510(k) FDA clearance for the Raiing Wireless Thermometer, a peel-and-stick contact thermometer sensor that continuously transmits body temperature readings to a companion iPhone app, which is already available in the iOS AppStore. The app is called Vitals Monitor and is currently available for a free download, but the device...