Is the Oto HOME right for you?

We’re excited about the recent release of our Oto HOME system. People are often impressed when they find out just how many people can benefit from using the Oto HOME, our smartphone enabled ear checker tool, so we wanted to share a few different ways it can be used to illustrate its versatility.

Who is the Oto HOME designed for?

Businesswoman holding her crying baby talking on the phone at hoParents, because most young children will have an ear infection. 

The majority of children will experience an ear infection by the time they’re just one year old! Ear infections can be painful and scary for kids and stressful for the whole family. Normally, you would have to wait for a doctors appointment and haul your kids to the pediatrician’s office but with the Oto HOME you can get better answers, faster. Simply take a video with our app and hear back from a doctor within 2 hours using Oto CONNECT. Nothing like quick, easy resolution to get some much needed peace of mind and keep your family healthy

Especially when your child has more than one infection every year.

AlthPortrait of baby girl holding her earsough almost every child will experience at least one ear infection, a smaller group will have recurrent ear infections (four or more per year). The Oto HOME is the perfect tool for parents of these “frequent flyers” because it allows them to get a diagnosis from home instead of constantly shuttling back and forth to the pediatrician. And if your child has ear tubes put in, the Oto HOME can double as a monitoring tool. There’s less time to worry when you can get an answer in under 2 hours!

Waxy Ears

We know that children aren’t the only people with ear health concerns. Earwax blockage is the most common ear related problem that doctors see and can be accompanied by a number of adverse side effects including pain, dizziness and impaired hearing. If you are an adult or child who suffers from excessive earwax or earwax impaction, the Oto HOME can save you tons of time and worry by helping you get to the root of the problem quickly.

 Individuals With Ménières Disease

Young caucasian woman ear closeup.Ménières disease typically affects adults in their 40s and 50s and is characterized by increased fluid in the inner ear. It typically presents with extreme dizziness and weakness which can be scary and debilitating, leaving those affected in no state to drive to the doctor for an ear exam. We recommend the Oto HOME as an ear monitoring tool so that you can check in with a doctor comfortably and safely from home to rule out an infection.

These are just a few of the many ways people are using the Oto HOME. How do you use yours? Tell us!

Think the Oto HOME might be right for you and your family? Pre-Order now!

Introducing the Oto HOME™

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Today, we are excited to announce our first product for families, the Oto HOME™, now available for pre-order.

Ear infections are the leading cause of pediatric visits, costing the US healthcare system upwards of $3.5 billion every year. With the onset of cold and flu season, these infections become even more prevalent. Ear infections have traditionally required parents to take their child to the doctor’s office for a diagnosis, which can be inconvenient and stressful for everyone involved. CellScope is changing this paradigm.

“We want to bring the doctor into your home. In the same way that banking has moved from the branch office to the mobile phone, CellScope aims to deliver healthcare wherever you are,” says co-founder and CEO Erik Douglas.

Because 80% of children have had at least one ear infection by age three, most families will find themselves frequently asking, “Does my child have an ear infection?” We want to give these families peace of mind, with a quick answer that they can trust.

The CellScope Oto HOME™ attachment and app allow anyone to use their smartphone to take a video recording inside the ear and connect with a physician for a remote clinical assessment and prescription, if needed, using the Oto CONNECT service. For a limited time, the first remote visit will be FREE with each subsequent visit at $49. The Oto HOME™ allows families to stay home and still feel confident their child is receiving the care they need.

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The Oto HOME™ can be purchased online for $79 during a limited release in California. Pre-ordered devices will start shipping in late December. Consumers outside California can sign up to be notified when it is available in their state, anticipated in mid-2015.

CellScope’s iPhone-enabled otoscope and software designed for clinicians, the Oto CLINIC™, is also now on pre-sale for $299 (available nationwide).