Withings (pronounced "WITH-things") is a French consumer electronics company headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. It also has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and Hong Kong, and distributes its products worldwide. Withings is known for design and innovation in connected devices, such as the first Wi-Fi scale on the market (introduced in 2009), an FDA-cleared blood pressure monitor, a smart sleep system, and a line of automatic activity tracking watches. It also provides B2B solutions for healthcare providers and researchers.
Withings has a long tradition of releasing health related products and the Withings Thermo, while released a long time ago from 2016, is a useful product for everyday use with all this Covid 19 situation.
The Withings Thermo was the first ever Wi-Fi-connected temporal thermometer with FDA clearance and provides one of the fastest, most accurate and most hygienic temperature measurements available. Thermo’s designated app also integrates with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Thermia™ tool, offering users helpful insights on how they can manage a child’s fever.
Thermo measures temperature from the forehead’s temporal artery, providing one of the most accessible and reliable assessments of body temperature, while ensuring a comfortable and sanitary process. With the new HotSpot Sensor™ Technology, a sophisticated array of 16 infrared (IR) sensors take 4000 measurements in just two seconds to detect the hottest point. A specially-designed algorithm then automatically corrects for biases, such as skin heat loss and the ambient temperature, allowing Thermo to deliver a single, highly-accurate temperature reading. Thermo is priced at $99.95.
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Users simply press a button and scan the thermometer across their forehead, up to 1cm above the skin to get an instant reading. Since there is no contact necessary, Thermo is exceptionally hygienic. Two vibrations notify users when the measurement is complete, and the temperature is displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. In addition, the device takes the users’ age into account and provides instant color-coded feedback via an LED display that will glow Green for normal, Orange for elevated, and Red for high temperature levels. With Thermo, taking the temperature of a sleeping child, and evaluating their fever has never been easier. The device operates on two AAA size batteries that can last up to two years, making it exceptionally portable - easily transported from the household medicine cabinet to a mother’s purse or father’s pocket.
A New Way to Manage Fevers Thermo automatically sends temperature readings to your iOS or Android smartphone on the dedicated application, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing a seamless synchronization. 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. Notifications can be set to prompt parents with measurement reminders to better monitor fever episodes. The app also integrates with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Thermia™ tool, which provides educational information that can provide insights on how to care for a child with a fever.
The Withings Thermo is a Class IIa Medical device and has been granted FDA-Cleared status in the US. Thermo joins the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor in the range of Withings’ FDAcleared devices, and reinforces Withings positioning as a leader in digital health industry. Withings has built a unique ecosystem that covers regulated medical devices as well as general fitness devices, and continues to reinvent personal health management where accurate and meaningful data allows for better care.
Today we will examine how the Withings Thermo product work and if it’s useful or not...
An easier, better way to take anyone's temperature
Thermo is a game changer. Now, a fast, simple, no-contact gesture yields medical-grade results right on the device and provides an automatic sync with the free Thermo app, available for iOS and Android. In the app, you can track temperature readings, set reminders, and input related symptoms & medications for advice right on your smartphone.
Thermo measures from the temporal artery, considered an ideal place to detect temperature changes, as the blood that circulates there comes from the core of the body. 16 infrared sensors take over 4,000 measurements—a revolutionary advancement, and what we call HotSpot Sensor Technology.
No contact with skin required
Enjoy a contactless scan up to 1 cm from the forehead. Unlike other thermometers, Thermo does not need to come into contact with any body fluids, such as saliva, perspiration, or earwax. It is the most hygienic way to take anyone's temperature, as Thermo does not need to be cleaned between each measurement.
Readings appear illuminated on the device along with a color-coded LED indicator to tell you if the temperature is normal, elevated or high based on the age of the user.
Comprehensive Health Journal
In addition to tracking temperature and symptoms, you can enter comments, medications, and even photos in any user profile. This helps you see if the treatment is effective and allows you to have a complete history to share with a doctor.
Know when it's time to take action
Measurements sync automatically with your smartphone. Based on age, fever history, and symptoms, the Thermo app gives advanced health advice. And Boston Children’s Hospital provides Thermia™, educational information on proper medications and dosages.
Up to 8 users can access their personal temperature history with the ability to share with doctors
Data from every measurement and health advice appear in the Thermo app automatically via Wi-Fi