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The Kinsa Smart Thermometer

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer,

A Mommy Must-Have

New York, NY. April 2013: Imagine if you were able to evaluate what symptoms and illnesses were going around your child’s school, local park, favorite hot spot and neighborhood, similar to a weather map, and before any school nurse or pediatrician could share what they’re seeing. Very soon moms everywhere will be able to do just that.

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer, a smartphone-connected device designed specifically with moms in mind, will do much more than just take your child’s temperature.

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is precise, inexpensive and easy to use. Plus it comes with a free mobile app that lets you stay connected to current health concerns in your area – in real-time.

Here is how it works:

The thin, flexible, and comfortable thermometer simply connects to any smart-phone, no batteries required.
An accurate temperature reading is revealed in seconds.
With a few taps, you can associate symptoms, save history and share them with private groups (like your your kids’ daycare class). It even allows you to schedule the next urgent care appointment at a facility close to home, or send photos to your doctor for an immediate response.
Parents also have the ability to create a private community and view the symptoms and illnesses going around that particular group.
The app features an illness forecast to help you understand how to plan around your child’s illness – when they will be contagious and when they will be better.
Ultimately, Kinsa has created the world’s first real-time health map, enabling society to track and stop the spread of illness.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer will be available later this year. More about Kinsa’s work and the Kinsa Smart Thermometer can be found here: 3.5 minute video

Inder Singh, Kinsa’s founder and CEO, explains, “I am incredibly excited about what we are doing at Kinsa. By using mobile devices intelligently, we are creating simpler, smarter, connected devices that will be available at or below the current cost of these products and simultaneously provide far more value. The data that one person provides could be the key in detecting the spread of flu or any number of other worse contagious illnesses, and lead to interventions that save lives.”

Support for Kinsa:

Kinsa recently launched an Indiegogo crowdfundraising campaign to gain public support. A mission-driven start-up enterprise backed by entrepreneurs and experts in technology and health, Kinsa was featured at DEMO Mobile 2013, where it won the award for the best health product, and at TEDMED as part of The Hive, a program profiling 50 innovative startups in health.

For more information, please contact:

Inder Singh, CEO and founder, Kinsa:
Also, see:

About Kinsa Health:
Kinsa Health is an early-stage startup that works at the intersection of technology, design, and health. We are transforming how people care for themselves and their families through elegant mobile software and unique mobile hardware products, all to advance our overall mission: to create a real-time map of human health, enabling society to track and stop the spread of disease. For more information, please visit


Are you ready for some football?


Post contributed by Fletcher Vargas  


We got direct tv nfl ticket and now I have a brood of middle-aged men that hang out at my house every Monday! I didn’t think that it was going to be so popular, or else maybe I would have reconsidered getting it! My husband loves football and loves his friends. As soon as we got it installed he was on the phone telling everyone about it. Then, I heard him inviting everyone over to watch the games! I really don’t mind have company, and actually really enjoy it, but I don’t watch football. I have never really understood the rules and didn’t grow up watching it or having a favorite team. My husband on the other hand, grew up watch and playing football. He went to Louisiana State University ( where they have a good team) and did not miss a game when he was a student. I am glad that he is having so much fun with the boys, but I miss seeing him when he is not glued to the tube!

Photo credit:Jason M. Simanek 


New Recipe

New recipe

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

I was surfing through our direct TV channels the other night and stopped on the cooking channel. I am not a great cook, but I love sweets and I love to bake. I rarely have time to bake anymore now that I am working full-time and have two kids. However, on the show that I watched on the cooking channel, I learned how to make the most amazing chocolate cake. I wrote down the recipe and made it the next morning and it was as good as it looked on TV. It uses candy bars in the icing and the cake part is the most fluffy and moist cake I have ever tasted. My husband does not like sweets, but I convinced him to eat a piece of the cake and when he did, he agreed that it was amazing. I think I will take it to my in laws house for the holidays this year. My mother-in-law always asks me to bring a dessert to every family function. I do not know if she thinks that is the only thing I know how to make or if she just enjoys my desserts. Either way, I will be showing off my new cake recipe soon.



AD, Kids

Website Review:

I visited with high hopes for a new literacy website. 

I created an account and it was easy enough. I tried the Avatar Maker and
created a colorful fun character.  Then I tried the Comic Book Maker and
I went to that page but could not figure out how to make a comic book.
Then I went back to the Tree House which is a substitute for HOME.
The MAP takes you to the  area where you play.
The Tree House is the Main Page where you use the prizes you win.
One thing I like is, even if the player does not complete the game or get all the right answers,
they still get to select a sticker or a prize. Another thing I appreciate is the setup of the pages
forces any child to listen carefully.
The game surely needs parental assistance to get started.
Watching the tour video will help the newbie to this site understand how the site works.
I am a kinesthetic learner so I just jump in, then read the instructions. So to save yourself some time, watch the video first.
From what I saw a child ages 4-7 could be challenged.  I believe that even older kids could find this site fun,challenging and rewarding.

The Younger Sister

The Younger Sister

Guest post from: Kent Lara

My younger sister just got her first place and I’m really proud of her. She’s never even lived alone before and here she is buying her own townhome…that’s a big step! She’s one of the only people I know who wasn’t just keeping their job in this economy, she was getting promoted – how’s that for successful? I went over the other day to help her start the decorating process and noticed some sketchy people walking around in the middle of the day. I told her about SECURITYCHOICE.COM/ where we got our alarm and she said she’d think about it which is all I can really ask for. She’s going to have a long road ahead of her with a mortgage and things breaking all the time…no more calling the landlords to come fix things! I’m really proud of her, though, and she seems to be really excited about this new phase in her life so I’m sure things will work out just fine. Good job Maria, I always knew you could do it!