Vital Connect has embarked on a partnership with Philips and the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center that will see its biometric technology integrated into a remote healthcare platform. The company’s HealthPatch MD device will provide a constant stream of biometric data to the cloud-based healthcare platform developed by Philips in collaboration with the Radboud University team.
The application will use the HealthSuite Digital Platform to monitor patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), America’s third leading cause of death. The HealthPatch MD is a small, lightweight device that can monitor a range of biometric measures related to respiration, heart activity, and body position and temperature. It was approved for home use only a couple of months ago, and has already found its way into another, similar application with LifeWatch AG’s mobile platform.
Vital Connects streak of success isn’t much of a surprise given that biometrics is helping to propel a remote healthcare boom. Even mobile phones are jumping into the mix, with platforms like Apple’s Healthkit collecting biometric data from users’ iPhones. It’s brisk business, and good news generally for the world of healthcare.