October 6, 2014
Digital health devices -- including consumer-facing activity trackers and wearables -- have a constant presence on Indiegogo and Kickstarter these days. But lately a few health-related devices have made a big splash, raising well over their funding goal. The Darma smart seat cushion, the SmartMat smart yoga mat, and Pavlok, a wrist bracelet that uses small shocks to discourage bad habits, have...
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.
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...
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...