Withings, a leader in the connected health revolution, has extended its therapeutic areas of expertise with the unveiling of Withings Thermo – a Wi-Fi-connected temporal artery thermometer with a revolutionary 16-sensor array that provides one of the fastest, most accurate, non-invasive temperature readings available. Withings is also thrilled to announce the Withings Thermo is honored with 2 CES Innovation Awards, Best in Fitness, Sport & Biotech and Tech for a Better World, showing Withings' continued commitment to inventing products that have a positive impact on people's health.
Reinventing Temperature Measurement with a Revolutionary Sensor
Withings Thermo measures the temperature from the temporal artery at the side of head, the new gold standard for temperature measurement, which provides one of the most accessible and reliable images of body temperature, while ensuring a comfortable and sanitary process. Withings Thermo boasts the new HotSpot Sensor Technology: a sophisticated sensor array of 16 independent infrared (IR) sensors that can quickly locate and measure the IR signature and heat being emitted.
With just a point in the direction of the artery, without requiring any motion or scanning, the sensors take 4,000 measurements in 2 seconds while a specially-designed algorithm automatically corrects for biases, such as skin heat loss and the ambient temperature. The hottest point is then determined to ensure the most accurate and reliable single temperature reading.
Wi-Fi Connected Thermometer to Monitor the Health of the Whole Family
Thermo automatically sends temperature readings to the smartphone on the dedicated application, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing a seamless synchronization. As Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings, said: “We invented the first Wi-Fi connected health device, Withings' smart scale, to enable users seamless access to their data to take control of their weight. Withings Thermo was designed to have a similar impact on the family's health routine.”
The app gives the ability to better control and manage fever episodes for multiple users, by following the temperature trend and getting a clear fever status at any time. It also allows users to provide contextual information associated with readings, such as logging symptoms or making notes of any administered medicines. In addition, notifications can be set to prompt parents with measurement reminders to better monitor fever episodes. All collected data can be easily shared with a physician at any time.
Temperature Taking Made Easy and Convenient
Measurement is made via an incredibly simple gesture. Users gently place the device on their forehead, click the button, and they get the result instantly. A vibration tells the user when the measurement is complete, and along with displaying the reading in either Celsius and Fahrenheit, the device will also provide instant color-coded feedback via a LED display that will glow Green for normal, Orange for moderated, and Red for elevated temperature levels. With Thermo, taking the temperature of a sleeping child, and evaluating its fever in the dark is incredibly easy.
Thermo operates on two AAA size batteries that can last up to 2 years, making the device exceptionally portable – easily moved from the household medicine cabinet to a mother's purse or father's pocket.
Leading the Connected Health Revolution
The Withings Thermo is a Class IIa Medical device and with appropriate fillings for FDA-Cleared status in the US and CE Medical Approved status in the EU. Thermo is joining the Withings health devices ecosystem, which already covers fitness, activity, weight, baby, security, air quality, sleep and cardiovascular health with devices such as the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor that revolutionizes the way users take their blood pressure at home. By expanding into this important health measure, Withings is further delivering on its mission to reinvent personal health management and is paving the way for a new patient-physician relationship where accurate and meaningful data allows for better care.
For the past 6 consecutive years, the Consumer Electronics Association has recognized Withings new devices for their cutting-edge technology and design: Withings Thermo has been honored with 2 CES 2016 Innovation Awards, in the categories Fitness, Sport & Biotech and Tech for a Better World.
Withings Thermo is displayed during CES Unveiled 2016 in Las Vegas, and will be during CES. Withings Thermo will be available in Q1 2016 for a MSRP of $99.95 and will be supported by a dedicated app for both iOS and Android devices.