Kinsa Smart Thermometers

Kinsa Smart Thermometers

Fecha de la reseña 02/11/2020

Thanks to the coronavirus, thermometers are a must have these days. Kinsa's smart thermometers take your temperature like a regular thermometer--there's one that does it in the ear and another the oral, under arm, anal way. What makes these thermometers interesting is that they connect to Kinsa's app via Bluetooth and give you personalized guidance based on your symptoms. Really interesting in COVID-19 days is that they take the data they collect from the over one million thermometers in use and anonymously aggregate this date to see where illness outbreaks are happening down to a county level (they hope to get to the zip code level soon). This might worry some privacy experts, while making many public health experts working to battle illness outbreaks happy.

Qué podría pasar si algo falla

Kinsa seems to do a pretty good job with privacy and security. They do aggregate your personal information to create "Illness Signals" to help inform where and when illness is spreading. Your health information is de-identified, and may be used for research purposes to better predict and stop the spread of infectious disease. This is generally an OK practice and can help better public health, although many privacy researchers will point out it is relatively easy to de-anonymize such data. What's the worst that could happen? You could record your symptoms in the app. Kinsa sees that you and seventeen others like you in your county have the same symptoms, alert public health officials to a potential outbreak of illness, and public health officials step in to stop further spread of the illness. That doesn't sound too bad at all in the age of COVID-19.

Privacidad

¿Me puede espiar?

Cámara

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación: No

Micrófono

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación: No

Hace seguimiento de la ubicación

Dispositivo: No

Aplicación:

¿Qué se requiere para registrarse?

¿Qué datos recopila?

¿Cómo se utilizan estos datos?

Kinsa will aggregate your information to create "Illness Signals" to help inform where and when illness is spreading. Your health information is de-identified, and may be used for research purposes to better predict and stop the spread of infections disease.

¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?

You can choose not to sync the device with the app. You can request that data be deleted.

¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?

Promedio

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

¿Se puede usar el producto sin conexión?

¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?

Enlaces a información de privacidad

Seguridad

¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad?

Cifrado

Contraseña fuerte

No aplicable

Actualizaciones de seguridad

Gestionar las vulnerabilidades

Security findings can be reported online to [email protected]

Política de privacidad

Kinsa has a page detailing their privacy principles.

Inteligencia artificial

¿El producto usa la inteligencia artificial?

¿La inteligencia artificial utiliza tus datos personales para tomar decisiones relacionadas contigo?

¿La compañía explica a los usuarios cómo funciona la inteligencia artificial?

No se puede determinar

Kinsa aggregates personal health information to identify and map disease outbreak.

Información de contacto de la empresa

Número de teléfono

No

Chat en directo

No

Twitter

No

Actualizaciones

“Smart” thermometer identifies likely pandemic hotspots
Jeff Rowe
A higher-than-expected concentration of people with fevers is considered one of the leading indicators of infection with the COVID-19 virus, and the combination of a digital "smart" thermometer and a paired phone app is enabling one company to provide real-time insights into emerging infection hot spots.

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