Tyto Care is an on-demand telehealth provider that aims to bring all aspects of a doctor’s visit to the home. Beyond the traditional video call of telemedicine, the platform allows patients to conduct their own physical exam using a kit with a camera, stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, and tongue depressor.
The platform, which has raised $54 million to date, works by connecting patient and physician through the TytoApp on a smartphone or tablet. Once the video call is connected, the physician assesses patient symptoms and guides the patient through a basic physical exam using the toolkit. Patients can measure heart rate and body temperature, capture heart and lung sounds, and obtain images and videos of the ears, throat, and skin. Based on symptoms and physical exam findings, the physician can make recommendations and prescribe appropriate medications.
The kit is lightweight and portable, and usage of the platform requires only Internet connection and the TytoApp. It is currently available only through healthcare providers and health systems.
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