Cold and Flu

Smart thermometer helps with cold care

Wouldn't it be nice to get real-time guidance on how to tackle your cold? Technology can help you out


With technology helping people get healthier through fitness and nutrition, what about something that improves health by tackling colds? A new smart thermometer hopes to do just that.

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Kinsa, the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, app-enabled thermometer hooks up to an app via your smartphone’s headphone jack and gives temperature readings in seconds. The app then tracks fever readings, symptoms and medication doses for each family member. It also offers guidance on what you should do next, whether it’s calling a doctor or taking medication.

Kinsa makes both an under-the-tongue and in-ear thermometer which range in price from $19.99 to $59.99.

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