Would You Use it? A Smartphone Thermometer

April 30, 2013 | By | Comments (2)

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I have a digital thermometer, and I’m pretty much convinced that it has never worked. I never know if I’ve given it enough time to register the proper temperature or not. So basically, I’m unsure if I’ve had a fever at any point during the last let’s say 10 years. (Don’t tell my mother.)

So I’m intrigued by this new project currently on the crowd-funding site IndieGoGo. It’s called Kinsa, and it’s a digital thermometer that plugs into your smartphone. I love the idea that it interacts with an app, and can help you monitor and save health information to share with your doctor later. The app will also allow you to check health reports within a group—say your child’s school—or just in your geographic location so you know what’s going around. I’m a bit wary of that aspect; I’d want to read the privacy policy and terms of service carefully before enabling that option.

What do you think of Kinsa? Are you ready for your thermometer go more high-tech?

Find more ways to keep your family healthy here.

COMMENTS

  1. christina

    Why would a thermometer plugged into a smart phone work any better than a digital thermometer?

    April 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  2. ThermoMan

    I’ve never seen anything like this before. I suppose it would be useful for taking the thermal information and data logging that information. Not surprising that they play the family health angle. I can see it being useful in some ways, though a bit of an excessive gadget. They’ve reached their funding though, so I’ll be interested to see what happens.

    June 22, 2013 at 8:25 am

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