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Tiny Tympani thermometer tracks temperature through your smartphone

Tiny Tympani thermometer track...
The compact Tympani smart thermometer doesn't require batteries
The compact Tympani smart thermometer doesn't require batteries
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The compact Tympani smart thermometer doesn't require batteries
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The compact Tympani smart thermometer doesn't require batteries
The accompanying app allows you to record temperatures, use emoji's and provide information to your doctor
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The accompanying app allows you to record temperatures, use emoji's and provide information to your doctor
The app is available on iOS and Android
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The app is available on iOS and Android
Tympani plugs into the audio jack of your smart phone
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Tympani plugs into the audio jack of your smart phone
Tympani smart thermometer is expected to ship in December
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Tympani smart thermometer is expected to ship in December
The earbud-sized Tympani uses infrared sensors
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The earbud-sized Tympani uses infrared sensors
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Ohio-based healthcare startup Caring Things has joined the fledgling smart thermometer space with an ear bud-sized thermometer that plugs directly into the audio jack of your smart phone.

The Tympani is an infrared ear thermometer that reads the temperature of the ear drum (or tympanic membrane) and can also measure liquid and surface temperatures. It then converts the temperature reading into an audio signal that is read by your smart phone.

The deviceis made with a soft rubber tip to prevent it from being pushed too far into theear and delivers a reading in just 2 seconds (handy for parents of sick, squirming children).

Through its accompanying app (both iOS and Android), the Tympani allows you to keep arecord of temperatures, track symptoms or enterdetailed notes into the health journal. You can also share your recordssecurely with your physician or virtual doctor.

The app is available on iOS and Android
The app is available on iOS and Android

The TympaniSmart Thermometer is a CE certified class 2 medical device and the company says it expects to haveFDA clearance by November 2015.

The company is raising funds for the Tympani on Indiegogo and taking pre-orders on its website at a relatively affordable price of US$25. The device is expected to ship in December 2015, after which it will sell for $35.

Caring Things says it also plans to develop a weight scale and blood pressure monitor run from the same app in the not too distant future.

Source: Timpani

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2 comments
Bob Flint
The typical infrared LED could do this without any extra hardware. Maybe stick out your tongue and say aahhhhh....
ej6756251
Bob, I think this product is so terrific. Imagine, when you are urgent to measure your kids temperature, but the typical one is out of batteries. Or, you want to talk with a doctor at night. So, I believe this product is very useful。