Continua Health Alliance Unveils Innovative Solutions for Consumer Healthcare Services at CEATEC JAPAN 2011

Continua Health Alliance member companies from around the world are showcasing new consumer healthcare services at CEATEC JAPAN 2011 on October 4–8.

Hands-on demonstrations will allow CEATEC attendees to experience the ease of managing personal healthcare with these next-generation Continua-compliant technologies.

For example, NTT Resonant Inc., a leading Japanese Internet service provider, will showcase forthcoming functions of its Continua-compliant health management services “goo Karada Log,” which will work in concert with Continua-compliant blood pressure monitors slated to be introduced this November by A&D Company, a manufacturer of precision medical instruments.

Beaverton, Oregon – October 4, 2011 – The Japan Committee of Continua Health Alliance, a non-profit open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to improving the quality of personal healthcare, announced today that 25 Continua member companies from around the world will showcase new consumer healthcare services at CEATEC JAPAN 2011, the IT and electronics technologies exhibition being held at Makuhari Messe near Tokyo on October 4–8.

The member companies will demonstrate a variety of next-generation Continua-compliant personal connected healthcare technologies and regional partnership solutions, some of which are slated to launch in November. Through hands-on demonstrations, CEATEC visitors will experience the ease of personal healthcare management using these services.

For example, NTT Resonant Inc., a leading Japanese Internet service provider, will showcase forthcoming functions of its Continua-compliant health management services “goo Karada Log,” which will work in concert with Continua-compliant blood pressure monitors slated to be introduced this November by A&D Company, a manufacturer of precision medical instruments.

In addition, Alive Inc., a wireless solution provider will demonstrate data-exchange devices for Continua-compliant services using a Bluetooth-compatible USB dongle. Other next-generation technology communications standards demonstrations will include:

·         Freescale Semiconductor Japan’s ZigBee® home wireless communication system and USB solution;

·         A Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) platform by CSR PLC., the world leader in wireless technology;

·         BLE modules by electronic components producer Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd.;

·         Products using near field communication (NFC) from Sony Corporation.

“We are delighted that so many consumer-ready Continua-compliant personal connected healthcare products and services will be on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2011,” said Chuck Parker, executive director, Continua Health Alliance. “We look forward to the increasing popularity of these products and services as we continue to spread the word about using personal connected healthcare to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage individual health and wellness.”

About Continua Health Alliance

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 240 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected 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. For more information visit: www.continuaalliance.org.

   

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