San Jose Mercury News | 03.22.16

Kinsa’s smart thermometer aims to combat illness with big data

By Queenie Wong

There are health apps that track the steps people walk, calories devoured and hours slept, but Kinsa’s goal is more than just about giving parents and children peace of mind.

Even as statisticians leverage social media to track foodborne illnesses, researchers use smartphones to figure out how malaria is spreading and health agencies conduct surveys, the tech firm says real-time aggregated data from people who have just fallen ill is still needed to paint a more accurate picture of illnesses nearby.

“Our mission is to create a real-time map of human health data … and stop the spread of disease,” said Inder Singh, the founder and CEO of Kinsa.

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