Where can I purchase TytoHome?
Tyto is currently available through health systems and providers. Click here to see if your doctor offers Tyto.
What do I need in order to use TytoHome?
You will need a smartphone or tablet and a Wi-Fi internet connection.
What smartphones and tablets are compatible with Tyto?
TytoApp works with iOS (last 2 version) and Android (4.4.4 and above), and is compatible with most Apple iOs and Android OS devices.
Who is the healthcare provider on the other end of the visit?
All providers that use Tyto are licensed medical professionals. Our goal is to connect you with your own provider or network of providers whenever possible. Click here to see if there is a provider near you.
Do I need any training to use Tyto?
Tyto has built-in training videos and guidance technology to help ensure accuracy and ease-of-use. When using Tyto during a live telehealth exam, your clinician will guide you through the examination process, letting you know where to put the stethoscope on your heart, where to place the otoscope inside the ear, etc.
Is Tyto covered by insurance?
You can use your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to pay for the Tyto device. Medical exams and virtual visits with your doctor are often covered by your insurance. Please check with your provider or insurance company to determine if telehealth visits are covered by your plan.
What exams can be performed using Tyto?
A Tyto visit provides your physician with high-quality digital sounds of the heart and lungs, high-quality digital images and video of the ears, throat, and skin and measures heart rate and body temperature. Using this examination data, your doctor can provide you with a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescription if needed.
Can I use TytoHome away from home?
Yes. Tyto is lightweight, compact, and portable. It is designed for all types of remote use. All you need is the TytoApp, a smartphone or tablet, and a Wi-Fi connection.
Who sees the data from my exams, and is it HIPAA-compliant?
Exam data is sent via an encrypted, secure network and is stored on our HIPAA-compliant cloud. Only you and your healthcare provider can determine who can access your medical records.
Is Tyto FDA cleared?
Tyto Stethoscope is FDA cleared and all other devices comply with FDA requirements.
Who can use TytoHome?
Tyto is for use by adults, 18-65 years of age who are comfortable using mobile apps. If you wear eye glasses, contacts or hearing aids, please use them while using Tyto.
Is TytoHome similar to the exam tools used by doctors in an office?
Yes, TytoHome includes an otoscope (ears), stethoscope (heart, lungs, and abdomen), basal thermometer, and digital camera (skin and throat) and is designed to provide your healthcare provider with the same type of examination data he or she would use in the office. The Tyto Stethoscope was cleared by the FDA and all other devices comply with FDA requirements. Tyto devices have passed multiple performance bench tests versus comparable devices to ensure quality results.
What conditions can be diagnosed with TytoHome?
TytoHome can help a healthcare provider diagnose and treat many common conditions, including ear infections, sore throats, fever, cold and flu, allergies, pink eye, nausea, constipation, asthma, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, bug bites, and common skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, rash, and diaper rash.
Can I receive a prescription after a TytoHome telehealth visit?
Yes. If a prescription is needed, your provider can prescribe and send your prescription directly to your preferred pharmacy.
What is my role in the Tyto exam?
You will perform the exams at home on yourself or your child using TytoHome using Tyto’s proprietary guidance technology or under the guidance of a healthcare provider. In both scenarios, you will be guided through the process to ensure accurate exam data is captured.
What is the healthcare provider’s role in the Tyto exam?
Your healthcare provider will use the data provided by TytoHome, in combination with the video consult, to examine, diagnose, and treat your conditions remotely.
Is TytoHome okay to use on sensitive skin?
Yes. TytoCare conducted biocompatibility testing and was found to be in full compliance with the biocompatibility standards requirements.