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Kinsa Smart Thermometers For Early Detection of Illness

Troy, NY based NGO distributing bluetooth-enabled Kinsa smart thermometers to aid the early detection of illness in vulnerable populations.

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A nonprofit based in upstate New York is distributing nearly 7,000 Kinsa smart thermometers to community service providers and underserved populations. 

In collaboration with regional hospitals and a broad coalition of healthcare providers and social services organizations, the initiative hopes to provide real-time remote monitoring of health conditions, enabling more timely interventions and responses.

An excellent example of how tech-enabled healthcare and smart devices can improve outcomes, this model suggests how AI and IoT can be better leveraged in the context of healthcare to improve rates of early detection and provide more efficient monitoring of treatment/recovery, all while minimizing risk to providers. 

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Originally reported in Health Care IT News. 

(image courtesy of kinsahealth.co)

What is the need are you focusing on?

Improved early detection and monitoring of disease; better protection for healthcare providers.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

Small but mighty, my favorite pivot is by far...Goat 2 Meeting: https://www.fastcompany.com/90490313/you-can-now-book-a-goat-to-liven-up-your-boring-zoom-meeting-yesseriously Simplicity is briliiance: Sweet Farm, an animal sanctuary in Half Moon Bay, otherwise completely shut down and at risk of failure, recognized early on the opportunity presented by the shift to zoom meetings and ideated a quick pivot of offering goat and animal cameos on zoom meetings. With some savvy PR and marketing, Sweet Farm has had over 3000 requests, has been able to recover well beyond the revenue lost as a result of forced closure, and has been able to extend the business to involve other animal sanctuaries and small farms. While perhaps a relatively insignificant service in light of global challenges, the sheer combination of creativity, value recognition, and flawless execution make Sweet Farm and Goat 2 Meeting my favorite.

What is your profession?

MBA Student at Hult International Business School (Biz Dev/Sales/Marketing)

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Which industry do you work in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Student

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?

No

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