Home Medical Kit Makes Telemedicine Possible

Home Medical Kit Makes Telemedicine Possible

Startup Tyto Care created an at-home kit that lets parents take readings from a sick child and send them to their doctor for analysis and non-urgent care

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 23 may 2018

It’s no secret that kids get sick a lot, and even though it doesn’t often result in the need major care, parents like to check in with a doctor. But that means busy parents have to find a way to get their kids to a pediatrician’s office. Dedi Gilad, an Israeli entrepreneur and father of two, created home medical kit Tyto Care that sends at-home results taken by the parent to a doctor for analysis.

The $299 kit comes with a modular device with a stethoscope, thermometer, otoscope and special camera, so parents can monitor the heart, lungs, ears and take high resolution pictures of the eyes, skin, and throat. From there, the pediatrician (who needs to already be subscribed to Tyto Care in order to access the data) looks at the readings and gives a diagnosis. The system is, of course, not designed to replace taking a child to a doctor if they have a very high fever or are showing signs of distress.

This new technology takes into account not only the healthcare needs of children but also the struggles of the parents to give them the right non-urgent care. And while this device may raise concerns about data and over-reliance, this at-home kit allows parents to save time, money and stress from the comfort of home.

Tyto Care

+product experience

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.