Nita Nehru
Community Manager, Kinsa Health

Zika is spreading worldwide and with the Olympics in Brazil, I wanted to talk to companies with technology that could help our athletes monitor their health while at the Olympics. I spoke with Nita Nehru from Kinsa Health about their first FDA-cleared app-enabled thermometer that can detect an elevated temperature which is often the first sign of sickness and Kinsa’s effort to track Zika trends and health trends for our Athletes headed to Rio.

They started by building intelligence into a once essential thermometer and turning it into a connected device; we’re able to keep an eye on illnesses from beginning to end. We can more quickly alert users when fever and symptoms warrant closer monitoring or a visit to the doctor. Our network of connected thermometers can even offer helpful insights such as common illnesses that may be circulating in a local area or within a user’s school.

Kinsa is ready to help whole communities better track, treat, and stop the spread of illness. But we know we’ll only do it if our products delight users from their first touch. It’s with this in mind that we developed the Kinsa Smart Thermometer.

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Nita, Communications and Partnerships at Kinsa, has fueled her passion for social good at startups focused on improving health & education in the US and abroad. At Kinsa, she runs our School Health program, FLUency, and manages Corporate Communications. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University.

We created the first FDA-cleared app-enabled thermometer because, from our work in the health systems within the U.S. and across impoverished nations throughout the world, we’ve learned that an elevated temperature is often the first sign of sickness.

By building intelligence into a once basic thermometer and turning it into a connected device, we’re able to keep an eye on illnesses from beginning to end. We can more quickly alert users when fever and symptoms warrant closer monitoring or a visit to the doctor. Our network of connected thermometers can even offer helpful insights such as common illnesses that may be circulating in a local area or within a user’s school.

Kinsa is ready to help whole communities better track, treat, and stop the spread of illness. But we know we’ll only do it if our products delight users from their first touch. It’s with this in mind that we developed the Kinsa Smart Thermometer.