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Tech Check: 6 get well gadgets to help your family feel better

You’ll be able to get well soon with these helpful gadgets.

When someone in the family is sick, there is plenty of worry to go along with it. You might have noticed, technology is trying to help Dr. Mom make her diagnosis and know what to do. As it turns out, a gadget may actually help you get better.

Family Tech writer, Amy Iverson has a roundup of products that help.

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Get Well Gadgets

SmartCheck from Children’s Tylenol – digital otoscope, $79.99

Connect to iPhone and use the app to capture & share recordings of child’s eardrum w/doctor


Simplehuman Touch-free rechargeable sensor soap dispenser 9oz, $69.99 ($48 on amazon right now)


Nosiboo Pro Baby Electric Nasal Aspirator $159

Developed with the help of ENTs, adjust suction power to age of child and thickness of mucus. Like a little nose vacuum.


Levoit VeSync Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart Humidifier, $79.99

60 hrs of mist, 4 level settings, aromatherapy, night light

Use app to control settings, view room humidity, set schedules / use Alexa for voice control


Kinsa Smart Thermometer, $39.99

Scan for temp and use app for personalized guidance depending on age, fever & symptoms

Can make individual profiles for family members

Share illness timelines with health professionals

Medication tracking and reminders


FeverBugz, $6.89

For the low-tech – stick-on fever indicators that work for 48 hours.

From devices to data plans, from apps to hacks, Amy finds, researches, tests and reviews all the ways technology impacts home and family life. Her goal is to help families make positive choices that enhance the everyday. You can See Amy each week on Studio 5’s Tech Check feature. Amy has a broad background in television, radio. and digital media. Read more topics from Amy, here:

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