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AirStrip Technologies Announces Home Health Collaboration With Qualcomm Life

Tue, 12/06/2011 - 4:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile patient monitoring innovator AirStrip Technologies, Inc. has announced that it plans to collaborate with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to develop and execute a home health monitoring initiative that integrates the AirStrip mobile patient monitoring solution onto the Qualcomm 2net™Platform. The initial focus of AirStrip's initiative will be on Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients, resulting in better health outcomes by connecting the care team to patients at home.

AirStrip Technologies made the announcement during the 3rd Annual mHealth Summit. The industry-leading event gathers key stakeholders in government, the private sector, industry and providers to work toward wireless technology solutions that improve outcomes.

The planned collaboration will leverage Qualcomm Life's 2net Hub, a plug-and-play connectivity gateway onto the cloud-based 2net Platform's data server, to collect home-based medical device data using wireless medical devices with AirStrip's mobile patient monitoring applications.

AirStrip allows clinicians to securely access patient monitoring data such as continuous heart tracings and other waveforms, along with vital signs such as blood pressure, weight and pulse. Physicians, nurses and case managers can view and interact with this information seamlessly using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Ease of use for patients is a critical component of the mobile monitoring system for the home. Qualcomm Life's  2net Hub is the size of a cell phone, plugs into a standard wall socket and supports Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi and ANT+ local area radio protocols. The 2net Hub is Continua-certified, and also supports cellular communications to send the data wirelessly to Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform.

AirStrip will initially establish pilot projects with U.S. healthcare providers to implement a cl

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