smartphone-connected thermometer

By Aditi Pai 11:22 am October 14, 2015
Vicks, subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, which offers cough medicine and cold relief products, has announced that it will start selling a smartphone-connected thermometer. The thermometer, called Vicks SmartTemp, tracks a user's temperature and sends this data via Bluetooth to a companion iOS or Android device. Vicks' thermometer has a flexible tip so it can be used for oral, under arm, or...
By Aditi Pai 07:13 am September 24, 2015
CliniCloud, which started taking preorders for a smartphone connected medical kit in February, has raised $5 million in a round led by Tencent and Ping An Ventures, the investment arm of a China-based insurance, finance, and banking conglomerate. The company also announced that Best Buy will carry its offerings in US- and Canada-based stores starting this holiday season. “This funding round is an...
By Aditi Pai 09:36 am 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...
By Aditi Pai 05:21 am 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...
By Aditi Pai 06:14 am 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...
By Jonah Comstock 06:48 am 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...