We are getting that much closer to building the doctor’s office of the future right within our homes today. Digital health diagnostic tools startup CliniCloud has launched a line of Bluetooth-connected stethoscopes and thermometers that enable consumers to check their own vitals and have a doctor access them via the cloud.
These digital devices can track things like your temperature and heart rate and send a history of the recordings to an on-demand physician. The physician can then give a diagnosis without patients having to leave their homes.
“The stethoscope and thermometer are the two most important tools we have in medicine for diagnosing common conditions,” says CliniCloud co-founder Dr. Andrew Lin. “We are putting these powerful tools into the hands of everyday users, allowing them to accurately record vital signs that can be shared with their primary care doctor as well as a network of on-demand physicians to determine if a cough is just a cold or something more serious, like pneumonia or asthma.”
CliniCloud says it wants to get the kits into consumers’ homes in order to make it easier for people to find out what’s wrong without having to go to a doctor’s office to figure that out. The startup plans to add more hardware devices in the future and is working on a series of partnerships with major retail brands to sell the devices to consumers.
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