In today's connected world, the use of smartphones and tablets to monitor patients outside the hospital is becoming increasingly common. A report by Parks Associates estimates that revenue from digital health technology and services would exceed $5.7 billion in 2015 in the United States alone, compared with $1.7 billion in 2010.
Wind River® Solution Accelerator for Android, Medical implements a system of interoperable connected health solutions on top of the Android platform. Following the Continua Health Alliance guidelines, Solution Accelerator for Android, Medical helps device manufacturers and service providers efficiently build and deliver truly personalized, interoperable, and compliant health and wellness management solutions at a controllable cost.
IEEE 11073 is the first open standard that "addresses a need for an openly defined, independent standard for converting the information profile (of personal health devices) into an interoperable transmission format so the information can be exchanged to and from personal telemedicine devices and computer engines."
To show the capability and the usage of the Continua-compliant stack, Wind River includes a well-designed application that provides the following functions:
- Medical sensor management
- Real-time measurement data display
- Historical data storage and reports
- Data sharing through Internet, email, or text messages
Customers can quickly build their own customized solution based on this application.
The Continua Health Alliance seeks to improve the quality of personal health care and 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. In support of this effort, Wind River Solution Accelerator for Android, Medical currently provides interoperability with the following Continua-compliant devices:
- Nonin Onyx II pulse oximeter, model 9560
- A&D blood pressure monitor (UA-767PBT-C)
- A&D weight scale (UC-321PBT-C)