MobiHealthNews is reporting that a new smart wireless thermometer made by Beijing-based firm Raiing has been cleared by the FDA. The device is secured under the armpit using double sided stickers. Once positioned, it will send out regular temperature readings over Bluetooth to a paired iOS device.
A trigger can be setup to sound an alert when the temperature crosses a certain threshold. This can certainly save a great deal of lost sleep for concerned parents when their kids are fluctuating with fever. The device will also store the last 72 hours of temperature readings so that even if it’s not linked up to a smartphone or tablet, you can still review the last few days’ temps.
The 510(k) document doesn’t give any specific indication of the use case the device is cleared for, except for the age restriction noted above. However, the app can alert users when the thermometer hits a preset temperature, which could be useful for parents monitoring sick children, the use case Raiing promotes on their website.
Product page: Raiing Wireless Thermometer…
(hat tip: MobiHealthNews)