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Elmo smart thermometer will tell kids if they’re feverish — and to feel better

There’s nothing fun about a sick child, but there might just be a way to make the diagnosis a bit more entertaining. Meet the Instant Wireless Smart Ear Thermometer from Kinsa. This little device takes advantage of Kinsa’s trademark one-second readings and smart features, and combines them with “Sesame Street’s” Elmo for an experience that doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom.

With this new thermometer, parents will not only be able to take temperature readings, but also track symptoms and check out actionable next steps based on age and key health indicators. And in case a kiss from mom or dad doesn’t make a child feel better, Elmo is also there to provide such words of encouragement as “Sorry you’re not feeling well” and “Feel better soon.”

“Helping families drives every decision we make as a company,” said Inder Singh, founder and CEO of Kinsa. “And there’s no brand in the world that parents and kids trust more than “Sesame Street.” We are thrilled to work together to make caring for sick children easier by offering both guidance and comfort right in their moment of need.”

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Whereas many traditional ear thermometers — like those you find in a doctor’s office — are rather difficult to operate, with numerous buttons, settings, and specific instructions to follow, the Kinsa Elmo Smart Ear Thermometer offers one-touch operation, a single setting, and an easy-to-clean design. And with the accompanying Kinsa app, you can track fever readings, symptoms, diagnoses, medication doses, and other notes in a time-stamped log, and even keep separate records for each family member.

Kinsa’s Elmo Smart Ear Thermometer is $59.99 and is now available for order on their website. And in August, you’ll be able to pick up one of these thermometers either at Target, or online at Amazon.com.

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