The new integration will now allow those using Independa’s line of sensors to transfer data from scales, blood pressure cuffs, and glucometers to 2net, where doctors can easily and quickly monitor and analyze the readings. By integrating their platforms, Qualcomm and Independa hope to create interoperability between remote-monitoring devices and applications. “Our arrangement with Qualcomm Life raises the industry bar for flexibility and aggregation, knocking down major barriers to telehealth adoption,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii.
Independa will integrate its own cloud-based CloudCare product with 2net to provide a broader level of compatibility between sensors and Web-based applications, according to the company. “A senior may wake up and step on their weight scale, make their morning tea and go for a walk,” explained Rick Valencia, Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Life. “By integrating connectivity across multiple home sensors and medical device monitoring devices, a senior’s caregivers can know that their weight is average and that they’re not retaining water, that they are moving about and that they remembered to turn off their stove, for instance.”
Independa plans to offer access to 2net when Artemis goes commercial in the third quarter of 2012. Independa has made huge strides with cross-compatibility of remote monitoring solutions — something that has been, and will continue to be an issue as the concept of mobile healthcare continues to take hold. In addition to Artemis, Independa also offers a cloud-based social engagement and medical-reminders platform integrated on a tablet called Angela, which allows seniors to keep in touch with family members using social networking. On Jan. 10 at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Independa announced integration of Angela with LG’s Zenith ProCentric commercial TVs.