FDA Clears iPhone-Enabled Body Thermometer

Published: Nov 20, 2012

A Beijing-based medical device company called Raiing has been granted 510(k) FDA clearance for the Raiing Wireless Thermometer, a peel-and-stick contact thermometer sensor that continuously transmits body temperature readings to a companion iPhone app, which is already available in the iOS AppStore. The app is called Vitals Monitor and is currently available for a free download, but the device itself does not appear to be commercially available yet. The device, which is worn under the armpit, uses Bluetooth to transmit data in real time to the iPhone, according to Raiing’s website. The thermometer can also store up to 72 hours worth of readings According to the FDA filing, the device is battery-operated, reusable, and intended for use by ages 2 and up.

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