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FISE and KaiOS Unveil the First 4G Device with an Integrated Thermometer

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

FISE and KaiOS Technologies have unveiled the world’s first 4G phone that includes a built-in infrared thermometer which allows users to conduct temperature checks accurate down to 0.2 degrees Celsius.

Developed in response to COVID-19 and the resulting urgent global demand for on-the-go temperature monitoring, this new KaiOS-enabled smart feature phone also comes with 4G connectivity, the Google Assistant, and popular apps like WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, and Google Maps.

The companies say that real-time temperature monitoring is crucial to helping curb the global pandemic, and this new device makes checking temperature easy and convenient. Users simply hold the thermometer near the subject’s forehead for just one second for a precise, contactless temperature reading.

This is particularly valuable in emerging markets, where the digital divide limits access to medical tools and information, and mobile phones serve as an individual’s most affordable and convenient gateway to the Internet.

“One-touch temperature readings are essential in managing this global pandemic, and we’re proud to create a mobile device that makes such testing more accessible to the world,” says Tony Han, VP of FISE.

“KaiOS is the perfect platform for creating a mobile device that’s both capable and affordable, allowing us to seamlessly combine a precise infrared thermometer with powerful internet and communications capabilities.”

“We’re excited to work with FISE to assist governments, medical professionals, and others in need throughout the struggle against COVID-19,” says Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies.

“Mobile phones are ubiquitous in daily life; we hope that this solution for crucial temperature monitoring in an affordable, easy-to-use device will help prevent the spread of this disease and save lives around the world.”

Edited by Jenna Delport
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