FDA Approves iPhone Connected Thermometer Device–Peel and Stick Sensor that Monitors Body Temperature in Real Time
Posted Nov 22 2012 7:18pm
The device will record 72 hours of body temperatures and if you visit the website there’s an image of an infant to promote it which is probably a good idea as depending on the baby, this might be easier than using a thermometer that required inserting into a body orifice. The company that makes the product is located in China. It uses blue tooth wireless to connect. This appears to be a consumer app and just earlier today I wrote about a hospital in Los Angeles testing a wireless device to monitor more vitals than just temperature. The peel and stick sensor business seems to be making some major progress of late. I like technologies like this that actually “do something” and provide a purpose versus a lot of the other somewhat “useless” apps that are floating around out there. BD
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 itself does not appear to be commercially available yet.