From the Wires
Nonin Medical, Inc. Collaborates with Qualcomm Life to Provide Pulse Oximetry for the 2net Platform for Wireless Health Solutions
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 5, 2012 11:25 AM
- Announcement made during the Annual mHealth Summit in Washington D.C.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger- pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the company's Onyx® II Model 9560 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is now compatible with the 2net™ Platform for wireless health solutions. Developed by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, the 2net Platform is a cloud-based system designed to be universally interoperable with different medical devices and applications, enabling end-to-end wireless connectivity while allowing medical device users and their physicians or caregivers to easily access biometric data. The connection between the 2net Hub and Nonin is made via a Continua™-compliant Bluetooth® wireless technology protocol.
"As a leader in developing non-invasive monitoring devices, we are proud to be the first company to offer a pulse oximeter solution that seamlessly integrates into the 2net Platform," said Mark VanderWerf, vice president-ehealth for Nonin Medical. "The clinical quality data provided by the Onyx II through the 2net Hub and Platform will enable clinicians to remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF) or asthma."
The announcement was made during the Fourth Annual mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., the largest event of its kind that brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations throughout healthcare to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve patient outcomes.
"We are pleased to have Nonin Medical incorporate the 2net Platform into their product offering," said Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life. "Nonin's leadership in their device offerings for patients with COPD, CHF or asthma will broaden our portfolio of remote monitoring options for users with these conditions and we look forward to seeing the improvement of overall clinical outcomes."
About Nonin Medical, leaders in noninvasive medical monitoring
Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and designs and manufactures noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers' technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with an additional service center in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 100 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit nonin.com.
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