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December 08, 2011

BodyMedia Joins Qualcomm Life's Wireless Health 2net Ecosystem


To enable users to provide correct health information, BodyMedia, a developer of wearable body monitors, signed a deal with Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to utilize the new 2net Platform for its BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband.

According to a press release, this deal will enable BodyMedia Armband users to share wireless health data, such as calorie expenditure, activity, and sleep patterns, with designated healthcare providers and service companies through the 2net Platform as part of a broad initiative to help improve health outcomes.

Both the companies have announced about this collaboration at the third annual mHealth Summit, being organized at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

"With two-thirds of all adults and roughly a third of all children and teenagers in the U.S. alone considered overweight or obese, multiple clinical studies have shown the promise of using mobile health technology in combating the obesity epidemic and related health problems. Our body monitors, in particular, add an extra level of information available to patients and healthcare providers," said BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins. "The 2net Platform will give us a means of delivering the data we collect directly to third parties, such as healthcare providers, to help track wireless health data status. This will allow BodyMedia to add value by combining our data with key health indicators from other wireless devices, and accelerate our planned expansion into therapeutic areas beyond weight management."

"The wireless health space is forecast to grow rapidly as more patients, physicians and caregivers use wireless technology in other aspects of their lives, but that can happen only if there is a wireless mechanism to deliver medical device data quickly and easily to end users," said Rick Valencia, Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Life. "BodyMedia immediately recognized the value of the 2net Platform in providing those capabilities, and we are excited that they want to play a role in building the 2net Ecosystem."


Mandira Srivastava is a HealthTechZone contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves






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