Bluegiga releases eHealth products for medical, health and fitness applications

Dec 23, 2010

17th December 2010, Espoo, Finland - Bluegiga Technologies announced today the availability of eHealth products for medical, health and fitness applications. The new Continua compatible products can be used in various health and medical applications by OEMs and system integrators. Bluegiga eHealth products offer an open standard, easy-to-use platform for building Bluetooth certified and Continua compliant wireless sensors and networking them to customer back end systems.

Continua certified Bluegiga eHealth Gateway connects Bluetooth wireless sensors to back end networks through different interfaces. The product is ideal for an OEM or integrator planning to add gateway functionality from local wireless to wired WAN or mobile networks. Bluegiga OEM modules easily integrate Bluetooth wireless technology to any sensor or device with range requirements up to 1000 meters. The OEM modules are available with Bluetooth Health Device Profile and optional IEEE agent and manager implementations.

"Using standard wireless technologies in the health and medical applications is a fast growing market. Continua Health Alliance is promoting Bluetooth-based wireless products to enable global manufacturer independent compliance between different devices" comments Mikko Savolainen, Bluegiga's Vice President of Product Management. "Bluegiga is the first in the world to offer a complete end-to-end solution that meets the compliance of Bluetooth Health Device Profile and Continua IEEE standards. Bluegiga's Continua certified eHealth Gateway for building networks and Bluetooth eHealth modules for sensor end are available now".

About Continua Health Alliance

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management.

The Bluetooth word, mark, and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by The Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

About Bluegiga Technologies Inc.

Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device solutions to OEM customers. The secure, cost-effective and easy to integrate devices are used by industry leaders in the areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer applications. Bluegiga was founded in 2000 with head office in Finland and sales offices in United States and Hong Kong. Through distribution network Bluegiga has presence in more than 65 countries worldwide.

About Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Bluetooth wireless technology is the global short range of wireless standards for personal connectivity from a wide range of electronic devices. The technology is now available in its fourth version of the core specification and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths: a small-form factor radio, low power, low cost, built-in security, strength, accessibility, and ad hoc networking abilities. The installed Bluetooth devices were more than one billion at end of 2006, making it the only well-known choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide.

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