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.
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.