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Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Manufacturers of Kinsa claim that it’s the “World’s Smartest Thermometer”, which is fast becoming a staple statement for makers of app-enabled companies to make about their products.  And whilst it’s a bit like being the only male in a room full of women, and proclaiming to be the ‘room’s most attractive man’  before any other men arrive; any future manufacturers of Smart Thermostats will have their work cut out for them if they want to compete with Kinsa, which does more than just enable you to use your smartphone as an interface for a thermometer.

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Kinsa – World’s Smartest Thermometer

In addition to helping to make reading your child’s temparature fun an fuss-free, and providing a quick and easy way to track your family’s illnesses; Kinsa is currently working on developing a real-time map of health so that you can access information on what bugs are going around in your area. The long term goal being that by utilising the data from mobile-enabled health products, the map will also have the potential to help doctors better diagnose patients, and even track (and potentially stop the spread of contagious diseases).

Kinsa is currently only available within the US (for a pretty reasonable $24.99); it’ll be interesting to see whether it’s vision for the future of healthcare takes off stateside and makes it across the Atlantic. It recently featured in Apple’s TV ad for the iPhone 5S, which you can watch here.

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