French technology company eDevice has introduced HealthGO™, a complete technology platform for Remote Patient Monitoring based on Freescale Semiconductor’s Home Health Hub (HHH) reference platform.
We’ve covered telehealth, home monitoring, eHealth, whatever you want to call it, fairly extensively on our pages so this venture immediately caught our eye because it probably represents the future shape of the industry.
At the end of 2011, according to Berg Insight, only 2.2 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity, while more than 200 million people in the EU and the US suffer from one or several diseases where home monitoring can become a treatment option. Couple this with projections that the number of home monitoring systems with integrated cellular connectivity is projected to grow at a CAGR of 34.6 percent during the next 5 years.
Increasing life expectancy, economic factors and the general need to modernise and rethink the way patients are treated are key drivers behind the “tele” initiatives.
Tapping into the well of demand is eDevice which has developed its HealthGO technology with the aim of it forming the platform on which monitoring companies can build their individual offerings. If you like, it’s allowing companies to develop their concepts without having to design and build the core monitoring technology.
The HealthGO monitors are complete and customisable. They come with vital sign monitoring, USB and Bluetooth peripheral interfaces, embedded Blood Pressure monitor (optional on HealthGO+), touch‐screen, embedded microphone and speaker, disease management possibilities, capability to display information, messages, weather or health education tutorials. Both the firmware and the hardware of the HealthGO are customizable by the client.
“eDevice is providing the remote monitoring market a standard, flexible and affordable platform to fulfill patients’ needs. Together with our experience in embedded, sensing, and wireless technologies and eDevices market expertise, we will help improve the lives of patients worldwide” said Steven Dean, Freescale’s Director of Medical Marketing.
Source: eDevice, Business Wire