Tyto Lets Primary Care Docs Examine Patients Remotely, Now Cleared in Europe
Tyto Care, based in Israel, won the European CE Mark, allowing it to introduce its telemedicine system on the continent. This product lets people perform exams on each other under the guidance of a physician who is able to see and hear what’s going on in real time and is able to review the various measurements.
The Tyto at-home device has a stethoscope, otoscope, tongue depressor with a built-in camera, and thermometer that can be used to examine the heart, ears, throat, abdomen, and other parts of the body. The physician gives instructions to the operator of the device and monitors how it’s used. When applied as an otoscope, for example, the physician sees the image the otoscope captures and can tell the parent to advance or retract the device to get a proper look inside a child’s ear.
Thanks to the Tyto system, physicians can arrive to the home as quickly as a phone call, performing basic exams while patients remain in the comfort of the home. This can save valuable time and money while improving treatment in many cases, particularly for people who have anxiety when visiting a clinic.
The system is already FDA cleared and has been adopted by a number of practices and institutions