Two devices used for telemedicine and medical examinations at home were approved on Wednesday (10) by the Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency). the devices TytoHome e TytoPro Device G1, from Israeli startup Tyto, allows the user to perform check-ups of the heart, lung and throat, in addition to measuring heart rate and body temperature.
Tyto devices are used for home exams
Tyto’s devices are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and Android, according to documents sent by the company to Anatel. Both devices for performing medical examinations at home even talk to the iPod Touch 6, ou o iPhone 5. The user can pair the gadgets to transmit data and medical information from check-ups.
Also according to manuals sent by Tyto, the devices come with a series of accessories used by medical professionals — both of us from Techblog as for tyto we advise the person to seek qualified medical assistance before activating the “Dr. Google”.
For starters, the devices themselves have an LCD screen, with USB-C port, rechargeable battery, camera and lighting. TytoHome and TytoPro have sensors to couple some medical accessories. The gadget box comes with a very complete kit that allows the user to examine:
- Heard — by means of an otoscope and with 20 disposable ear speculums; ten for children and ten for adults.
- heart and lung — with the use of a stethoscope.
- Throat — with a tongue depressor and 20 disposable tongue blades; ten for children and ten for adults.
There is also a tray that comes with the devices; it works as a support for the person to keep any accessory within reach while performing exams. If you’re worried about taking TytoHome and TytoPro home to someone who needs to check on their health, rest assured: both gadgets come with one case that holds medical devices.
Both exams and medical appointments made by Tyto devices can be done in two types: identifying or hiding the name of the patient undergoing the procedure.
Patient can make telemedicine appointments
The Israeli startup points out that TytoHome and TytoPro work together with TytoApp, designed to be a user hub for storing and exchanging medical information.
When the patient has an appointment or exam where he can be identified, the device tries to find him based on the corresponding TytoApp login information: first name, last name and ID (random number sequence). When found in the search, the person can add your own profile in the database.
The platform can also be used for telemedicine: the app connects the person to the doctor through video calls and, if the patient has undergone tests at the hospital, he can receive the results. The software is available on Google Play Store and App Store.
To use TytoHome and TytoPro, you need to connect to a network WiFi or mobile. Then the user must pair the device to TytoApp. A detail: if the person makes any changes to their network, the medical gadgets will no longer recognize it, and it will be necessary to redo the process.
To pair, the user simply goes to TytoApp, in the tab of “Pair Tyto Device” and ask the cell phone to generate a QR code. TytoHome or TytoPro reader must be used to scan the image. A message should confirm successful pairing, and a interconnected chains icon should appear in the top corner of the gadgets.
After performing any type of medical appointment or exam, you can click on the button to save the history. There is no forecast of the launch of TytoHome or TytoPro Device G1 in Brazil, but this is one of the technologies that can even benefit from a 5G connection — telemedicine must take advantage of the new frequency bands.
Collaborated: Everton Favretto