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Connected Thermometer Tracks the Spread and Intensity of the Flu

When a child feels sick, one of the first things a parent does is reach for a thermometer. That common act intrigued Inder Singh, a long-time health policy expert. What if the thermometer could be a communication device – connecting people with information about illnesses going around and gathering real time data on diseases as they spread?  That’s the idea behind Singh’s firm Kinsa, a health data company based in San Francisco that sells “smart” thermometers. Worst flu...

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