Qualcomm just of announce the start up of a new division of research and development called Qualcomm Life. The subsidiary is born of the Department formerly known as Qualcomm Wireless Health, and its aim is none other than medical communication M2M applications. In addition, the company announced the platform and Hub 2net, cloud-based and designed to help medical organizations overcome the challenges they face when they deploy wireless technology to offer new services and medical care.
Qualcomm It has announced the creation of a subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, which will manage the business formerly known as Qualcomm Wireless Health. The company also has announced the establishment of Qualcomm Life Fund, a Fund of 100 million of dollars, investment established by Qualcomm Incorporated, that will be managed by Qualcomm Ventures, the Group's investment of Qualcomm.
The first solutions from Qualcomm Life - platform 2net and a Hub for use in connection with wireless medical devices - are now available in the U.S. and they are designed to interconnect wireless medical devices through solutions based in the cloud, so that the biometric information is easily accessible to users of the devices, their physicians and caregivers. The platform and the hub must transfer, store, transform, and display data from medical devices. The company also announced that more than 40 customers and partners are currently implementing or considering the implementation of the platform 2net, that will create an ecosystem of interoperable and with added value that will include medical devices, mobile medical applications and health services companies.
Rick Valencia, Vice President and director general of Qualcomm Life, has pointed that "Qualcomm Life is has founded, partly, for help to those manufacturers of devices medical that have asked helps to Qualcomm when their own attempts of connectivity wireless is returned unsustainable, due to errors in the selection of the technology, to models of implementation not scalable or to costs of maintenance prohibitive." "Our services, including incorporating pallet 2net, eliminate the burden for the manufacturers of medical devices involved in the technical development, providing integration with the mobile operators, and solving the operational complexity of compatible wireless medical devices of field data".
Meanwhile, Don Jones, Vice President of global strategy and development of Qualcomm Life market, commented: "we believe that medical devices by the Hub and platform connectivity 2net will mean a radical change in the health care, where we look at medical systems saturated by the growing prevalence of chronic diseases." At this time there are already several members of 2net ecosystem capable of providing the functionality of remote monitoring for the management of chronic diseases, improving the quality of care their patients".
Databases in the cloud
The platform 2net ago that businesses can connect wirelessly to your medical devices more easily, so that the data can be always available. Data are obtained from medical device of the patient through various gateways, such as the Hub 2net, a mobile phone, other mobile device enabled or programming interfaces of applications that are connected to the platform of service the customer. Once acquired the data of the medical device, they are encrypted and stored on the platform 2net via a mobile connection. When the platform 2net receives the transmission, the medical device of the patient data are transferred to the manufacturer chosen by the user interface. 2net platform has been designed to meet the requirements of HIPAA Security and has ISO 13485 certification, which means that it complies with the quality requirements of regulation of U.S. and international health care sector agencies.
The platform and Hub 2net individually included in the list of FDA as medical devices (MDDS, for its acronym in English) data systems. The Hub 2net plugs into a standard electrical outlet and connects seamlessly to medical devices through a shortwave radio signal. It then sends the biometric information via the mobile network to the platform 2net data center, where it will be transferred to the interface chosen by the manufacturer to allow access to the user. The Hub 2net delivers plug-and-play connectivity for manufacturers of medical devices that need fast and simple solutions to integrate your devices with the health network, and allows companies of health services initegrar joint solutions for the management of diseases, based on multiple medical devices able to communicate among themselves and with a single interface for your patients providers and caregivers.
Richard Strobridge, CEO of goes into Health Systems, explained that "the platform Qualcomm Life 2net will expand our ability to connect patients with caregivers, their families and their physicians through a direct wireless connection to each home." Integration with the ecosystem 2net will open new markets for the system of management of diabetes and the measurement of glucose in blood of MyGlucoHealth Wireless, in the framework of care to elderly patients, healthcare at home and assistance to life, in places where patients have limited access to wireless technology".
More than 40 developers of applications, health care companies, medical device manufacturers and purchasing managers are currently implementing or considering ecosystem 2net. Qualcomm Life will present examples of the capabilities of the solutions 2net Conference mHealth 2011 in Washington, D.C., including those developed by: A & D Medical, Advanced Warning Systems Inc., AirStrip Technologies Inc., Asthmapolis, AT & T, BiancaMed, BodyMedia, Emergency Medical Services Corporation, enter Health Systems, Ingram Micro Inc., MidMark Corporation, Hello Health Inc., Nonin Medical Inc., numbers, ResMed, U.S. Preventive Medicine and Venture Corporation Limited.
Background of Qualcomm Life
The background of Qualcomm Life Mission is to accelerate the adoption of wireless technology and health services. The background of Qualcomm Life will be part of the existing allocation of Qualcomm Ventures, but will focus specifically on the wireless health commercial initiatives that will help to accelerate the adoption of 2net platform and other wireless health initiatives. The capital of the Fund is currently $ 100 million. Qualcomm Ventures has already invested in five companies of wireless health: Sotera Wireless, Telcare, AliveCor, Cambridge Temperature Concepts and WorkSmart Labs. These investments will form part of the Fund. The specific areas of interest from the Fund range from Wellness to disease management.
investments in various sectors, among which the following are expected:
· Biosensors or devices for vertical applications, such as chronic care, the proper administration of medication and physical state or welfare approach.
· Providers integrated systems that provide diagnostic or remote monitoring or specialize in independent living
· Applications of health IT.
· Computer and related analytical health.
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