Regular fever thermometers are complicated, impossible to read in the dark and comes in a bulky format. We decided to do something about it!
FPOP is easy-to-use, lights up the dark and fits in your pocket.
FPOP is an ear thermometer that measures the core body temperature. FPOP will instantly light up and tell if you have a fever. Tap the FPOP with your NFC phone or place FPOP in front of the camera on your iPhone and the exact temperature will be displayed.
We really believe in the Kickstarter community and with your support and feedback FPOP will be the most accurate and user friendly fever thermometer in the world!
There are many things we are not satisfied with when it comes to common fever thermometers. They suffer from unreliable results, fuzzy displays, bulky format and lack of intelligence.
As parents we know how important it is that one can rely on the fever thermometer. We have seen thermometers vary by more than two degrees between measurements and that is not acceptable.
We designed FPOP to be easy and intuitive to use, and we love the fact that even our children can use it and interpret the result.
FPOP uses a high quality IR temperature sensor with high accuracy in combination with advanced algorithms to ensure a reliable result. The sensor measures the tympanic membrane to determine your core body temperature.
The result of the fever measurement is visualized using dual RGB LEDs clearly showing if you have fever or not. One RGB LED lights up the cone and the other one lights up the back to aid you when measuring on your children.
We also added sound to FPOP so you can get an audible notification combined with the RGB LEDs, especially useful when measuring on yourself. FPOP can be read by your NFC enabled mobile device giving you the exact temperature with fractions of a degree if you want.
FPOP is powered by two standard coin cell battery's but consumes absolutely no battery when not used assuring that its ready when you need it. You can even remove the batteries and still read the last measurement using NFC, how cool is that!?
FPOP is so small that it fits in your pocket but it might be more practical to store it in your purse or backpack so it is with you whenever you and your family may need it.
We also made FPOP compatible with standard disposable protective caps. The use of disposable protective caps can be great to avoid infections to spread between users when you share your FPOP. FPOP works with or without protective caps, it's up to you to decide.
Quick accuracy comparison between FPOP and two industrial IR reference thermometers.
FPOP works completely independent of any mobile device, if FPOP lights up red you have a fever if its lights up green then you are Ok. But we have made FPOP much smarter by adding NFC, this enables us to give you a lot more features and future possibilities.
For Android we have developed a free companion app that automatically starts and instantly show you the exact temperature of your last fever measurement when you place FPOP over your NFC enabled device.
You can for example also share your temperature reading, adjust setting like turning off FPOPs sound or adjusting its volume or RGB LED intensity with the companion app. Changes are of course stored in your FPOP!
We will develop a companion app so that you can read the exact temperature with fractions on your iPhone. Our companion app will read the temperature by interpret the RGB LED when FPOP is placed in front of the camera.
Apple has finally equipped their latest devices with NFC but unfortunately they have not opened up for third party support making it impossible for us to give you any added features using NFC. We are confident in that Apple will enable this in the future and when they do rest assure that there will be an updated companion app for FPOP with all extended features.
Temperature is shown in the web browser on a NFC enabled Windows phone, a dedicated companion app will be developed if the demand is high.
We wanted to make the world a better place in some way and got an idea about creating an awesome fever thermometer that we could trust. We started with user studies to ensure the most important thing, the user experience. After optimizing the electrical components we could invest in a high end sensor which fulfilled our accuracy demands.
It has been an interesting time developing FPOP so far, any other year we would probably not have seen staying home caring for our children with fever as a great opportunity to evaluate sensors and testing prototypes.
Several electronic prototypes and ergonomic evaluations later, we finally have fully functional prototypes.
We designed FPOP to be an ear fever thermometer but the technology inside and its attractive form factor enables it to be used for much more. We are working on some really cool and useful additions for FPOP that might just appear as stretch goals when the time is right.
To start a production we need to invest in expensive tooling for our custom made parts and to ensure an affordable price we also need to source components in high volume.
We really believe in the Kickstarter community and with your support and feedback FPOP will be the most innovative and user friendly fever thermometer in the world.
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In our children's eyes we are all super heroes, even if our special skills are limited to electronics, mechanics and software. But together we do kick ass product development!
Risks and challenges
Throughout the whole project we have been reducing and eliminating risks. Still there are always risks related to starting a volume production for a new product.
To avoid possible sourcing issues we have to every extent used standard components and have second source available on most components. We have a great communication with our custom made component suppliers and samples and prototypes have been evaluated to reduce manufacturing risks and possible delays when production starts.
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