CES 2024: Withings Launches 'BeamO' Home Health Scanner

Withings, known primarily for its lineup of iPhone-connected smart scales, today debuted the BeamO, a 4-in-1 home health checkup device.

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The BeamO "multiscope" combines ECG, pulse oximeter, stethoscope, and thermometer sensors into a single device. According to Withings, the BeamO is the "thermometer of the future," able to not only measure temperature, but also provide feedback on heart and lung health.

There are electrodes along the side of the BeamO that allow it to detect blood oxygen levels and heart rate, while also performing a 1-lead ECG (similar to the Apple Watch ECG function).

A temperature scanner detects body temperature from the temporal artery, and with a Piezoelectric disc, it is able to capture chest or back acoustic soundwaves that can be provided to a physician during a telehealth appointment.

Withings says that the BeamO can provide a body checkup in under a minute, alerting users to fever, infection, and possible cardiovascular issues like atrial fibrillation.

BeamO is set to launch in June 2024, and it will cost $250.

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McG2k1 Avatar
23 weeks ago
This is a suppository btw. Article left that out.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwhittington Avatar
23 weeks ago
Interesting device. Will be interesting to see what first impressions are once reviewers get their hands on this device.

I have the sleep monitor, blood pressure cuff, and scale. However, I’ve been kind of put off by the recent rollout of subscription services. My concern about a new generation device would be how much functionality is paywalled.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
txscott Avatar
23 weeks ago
Just bring us a medical tricorder.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
polyphenol Avatar
23 weeks ago
From my point of view, we need all such devices to work on some sort of common interface basis.

I can imagine a future in which one healthcare provider supports one device, another supports another. Change doctor - buy a new device. Go on holiday where they don't support your device - tough (or buy another device).

At least with Apple Watch/iPhone based things, the information can be directly displayed on the iPhone.

I certainly wouldn't want to add the Withings app and see my health data split between Apple Health and Withings. (And I'm sure the same applies to Android.) And it will only get worse as other companies produce more sophisticated devices.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scheinderrob Avatar
23 weeks ago
useless, overpriced junk. put in a glucose meter that doesn't require a blood sample and we can talk.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zombierunner Avatar
23 weeks ago
a lot of butt hurt apple fans
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