MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Best Buy has entered the in-home medical device market after announcing a partnership with a telemedicine platform called TytoHome.
The device, from Israeli startup Tyto Care, will be sold exclusively at select Best Buy stores and online.READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Nov. 30 Live Updates: Jury Selection Begins
According to Best Buy, the device, which retails for $299.99, is a handheld examination device with attachments that can examine the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen. It can also measure body temperatures, enabling remote diagnosis of a certain acute care situations, including ear infections, sore throats, fever, cold, flu and more.
“TytoHome enables users to perform comprehensive medical exams and send the captured exam information to a primary care provider for diagnosis. Users can connect with a provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, no matter their location,” Best Buy said in a press release.READ MORE: For His 22nd Birthday, Former Gopher Rashod Bateman Bought A Car... For His Mom
Simply put, the TytoHome device can be used to have a clinician diagnosis a condition and prescribe medicine or treatment — without an in-person visit to the clinic.
Best Buy says that at most, each TytoHome visit will cost just $59 and “potentially even less depending on the visit and/or the user’s health insurance plan.”MORE NEWS: Most Americans Rank Buying A Home Over Getting Married