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C8 Non-Invasive Optical Glucose Monitor System Cleared for Sale in Europe

C8 Non-Invasive Optical Glucose Monitor System Cleared for Sale in Europe

C8 Non-Invasive Optical Glucose Monitor System Cleared for Sale in Europe

A new non-invasive continuous glucose monitor is approved for marketing in Europe

C8 MediSensors, Inc. (http://www.c8medisensors.com) has today announced it received CE Mark approval for its Optical Glucose Monitor System, allowing the device, a new non-invasive continuous glucose monitor (nCGM), to be marketed in Europe.

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The comprehensive, 10-year Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) clearly demonstrated that individuals with type 1 diabetes who kept blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible for as long as possible had less chance of developing disease-related complications. The DCCT found that the risk of eye disease was reduced by 76%, kidney disease by 50% and nerve disease by 60%.[1]Since that time, other studies have confirmed the importance of tight glycaemic control with minimal glucose excursions in reducing disease-related complications not only in type 1 diabetes, but also in type 2.[2-6] In addition, a large number of studies have shown that continuous glucose monitors (CGM) can improve glycaemic control with reduced risk of hypoglycaemia.[7-19]

CGMs are adjunct devices that are intended to complement finger stick blood glucose tests. Traditional CGMs rely on a needle sensor inserted under the skin, which can cause pain or discomfort, and pose a risk of infection.[20] In contrast, the C8 MediSensors Optical Glucose Monitor System harnesses the power of light to measure glucose levels. Using Raman spectroscopy, a beam of light is shone into the skin and the resulting vibrations of glucose molecules are measured to give a glucose reading; all achieved via a small, pain-free portable monitor, discreetly worn under clothes against the skin.

For added convenience these readings are stored and sent wirelessly to the user’s smartphone for glucose readings at a glance, providing the wearer with a continuous picture of glucose dynamics throughout the day. A good understanding of glucose levels is invaluable in managing diabetes and improving patient outcomes.[1]In clinical studies, the C8 MediSensors monitor was found to have accuracy comparable to earlier versions of invasive CGMs when those systems were first introduced, but with less pain and less risk of infection.

“C8 MediSensors was co-founded by a father trying to help his son living with diabetes, and as a company, we remain dedicated to helping those with the disease,” said Paul Zygielbaum, CEO of C8 MediSensors. “CE Mark approval is a landmark step for this unique technology. Our team is hugely excited to be working to make nCGM and the Optical Glucose Monitor System available throughout Europe.”

The C8 MediSensors Optical Glucose Monitor System will initially be available for purchase online via the C8 MediSensors website, http://www.c8medisensors.com.

The C8 MediSensors Optical Glucose Monitor System is an adjunct device. It is contraindicated in pregnancy and for those under 18 years of age, as well as in individuals with very light or very dark skin tones, peripheral vascular disease or individuals who smoke.

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Notes to editors:

About C8 MediSensors

C8 MediSensors is the leader in non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring. Headquartered in San Jose CA, C8 MediSensors’ breakthrough patent-protected technology gives people with diabetes a continuous view of their glucose levels, without the pain, inconvenience and high cost of invasive continuous glucose monitoring. Visit http://www.c8medisensors.com.

Additional background information on ‘Diabetes and continuous glucose monitoring’ and ‘C8 MediSensors and the Optical Glucose Monitor’ are available from the European media contacts below.

This document contains forward-looking statements. Any statements contained in this document that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to the company’s anticipated product sales and financing needs. These forward-looking statements are based upon the company’s current expectations. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, without limitation, risks associated with market conditions, customer demand for the product, and risks and uncertainties associated with the company’s business and finances in general. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. The company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, changed assumptions or otherwise.

People with diabetes long for a glucose monitor that is accurate, continuous, non-invasive, and non-intrusive. Our goals focus on improving health, quality of life, and reducing risks of long-term diabetes-related complications by minimizing glucose variability.

Our optical technology provides continuous glucose monitoring that we believe can help people with diabetes achieve better glycemic control without the complexity, inconvenience, and pain of current invasive methods.

C8 MediSensors, a San Jose, California company, maybe making a bit of history by receiving the European CE Mark for their Optical Glucose Monitor System. The firm’s sensor uses Raman spectroscopy to non-invasively detect glucose in blood by shining light through the skin and detecting changes in the returning spectrum.

Once the sensor is attached to the skin it sends out regular readings wirelessly over Bluetooth to a smartphone, allowing for tight glycemic control and near instant alerts when glucose levels go outside preset parameters. It’s currently compatible with Android phones and an iOS app is expected to be available next year.

From the product page:

The C8 MediSensors monitor does not require constant recalibration to maintain sensor accuracy. Except for periodic baseline reference measurements, there is no need for ongoing finger sticks to constantly recalibrate the C8 MediSensors monitor. After being removed and put back on, the monitor will resume measuring glucose – no recalibration or sensor replacement required.

Our technique involves shining a monochromatic light source into the skin and detecting the scattered light. The colors generated by Raman scattering are very specific to the exact chemical structure of the molecules in the sample. The molecules’ various shapes, sizes, atoms, and types of chemical bonds will generate unique Raman spectra, a unique Raman “fingerprint” that can be used to non-invasively read and measure glucose.

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Withings Introduces the Smart Baby Scale; Ready to Keep the World Posted on Your Baby’s Growth

Withings Introduces the Smart Baby Scale; Ready to Keep the World Posted on Your Baby’s Growth

Withings Introduces the Smart Baby Scale; Ready to Keep the World Posted on Your Baby’s Growth

Awarded with the prestigious 2012 CES Innovations Award, the Withings Smart Baby Scale is a new innovative device that finally extends connected weight tracking to newborns and children.

Las Vegas Nevada, CES – January 8, 2012 — Today, French technology company Withings is announcing its Internet-connected baby and toddler scale, the Withings Smart Baby Scale. With WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) connectivity, it is the next evolution in home baby and toddler weight tracking. Withings has combined cutting edge technology and exquisite design to create a scale that will give parents all over the world a very simple to use and extremely accurate way to monitor, understand and share their child’s growth.

Ce?dric Hutchings, Withings co-founder says, “We are very excited to announce our Smart Baby Scale and offer parents an amazing new way to take care of their newborn or young child. The success of our WiFi Body Scale has proven the benefits of connected weight tracking on adults and we were eager to also bring these benefits to babies and children. We are thrilled that our Smart Baby Scale was awarded the prestigious CES Innovation Award and this further reinforces our vision of designing smart communicating devices that help families take better charge of their health”.

By using the Withings Smart Baby Scale, parents can access their child’s weight readings from any connected device, such as an Internet-connected computer or an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the already existing WiScale app. Also, parents can easily communicate the progress of their child’s weight with their doctor, pediatrician, family and friends. The scale can be set to instantly update Facebook, Twitter or send an email to private email addresses with new readings. Parents can attach notes and photos to weight charts to build detailed memories of their child’s growth.

The Smart Baby Scale features two weighing configurations: the first is for weighing infants with a removable baby basket, and the second is the toddler scale that emerges once the baby basket is removed. The main part of the scale (the weighing unit) is extra-slim and features a central cutout that serves as the insertion area for the baby basket. The scale features a large graphical screen for animations and instructions, plus a tactile button that helps parents easily record their baby’s length.

The baby basket is made up of two pieces that naturally interlock and then can be inserted into the scale’s base. This bi-fold design is perfect for storage and travel. Once the child grows out of the baby basket and can stand up on his own, the basket can be removed and the scale used as a toddler scale.

The Withings Smart Body Scale can be used in conjunction with an adult Withings WiFi body scale, and/or the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor. When done so, it allows parents to monitor their child’s weight on the same dashboard they view their own weight and/or blood pressure.

Along this new device, Withings also evolves its Health Cloud platform’s API to allow third party service providers to retrieve readings recorded by the Smart Baby Scale, and thus offer parents additional services and guidance to monitor their child’s growth.

Withings Smart Baby Scale Technical Specifications:

• Weighing Range: 0-55 lbs

• Accuracy: 10g (0.02lb)

• Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart

• Display: Graphical Screen 2.4” x 1.6”

• Power Supply: 4 AAA Batteries

• Dimensions: 11” x 9.1” x 1” (without baby basket) / 22” x 10” x 3.7” (with baby basket)

• Weight: 3.3 lbs

The Withings Smart Baby Scale will be available in Q2 2012. The WiScale app is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

For more information on Withings, please visit www.withings.com/press. To request additional information or images of the Smart Baby Scale or other Withings products, please contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at (305) 576-1171 ext.16 or jessica@maxborgesagency.com.

About Withings:

Withings is a leading force in the personal healthcare revolution. It designs, develops, and industrializes health and wellness connected devices that help families across the world take better charge of their health.

French start-up founded by two executives with a technology and telecom industry background, Withings has proven its capability to turn health sensor into simple, popular, and enjoyable connected devices. In September 2009, Withings launched its WiFi Body Scale, the first ever Internet-connected body scale. This distinctively designed object was rapidly enriched with additional services provided by third parties. Many international sports and fitness online coaching websites see the Withings body scale as the ideal interface for providing rich and non-binding online services. Withings is as such a pioneer in health 2.0. In April 2011, Withings launched the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor in Europe first and then in May 2011 in the US. In November 2011, Withings launched the Smart Baby Monitor in Europe.

Instead of concentrating its distribution in pharmacies and specialized stores, Withings distributes its products in the most prestigious retailers of consumer electronics and cultural products in North America and Europe such as FNAC, Apple Stores or Best Buy.

Withings is a major player in the Internet of Things. The company’s increases the capabilities of an object by the addition of network resources that allows access to infinite calculation and storage capacities without increasing costs. The object’s interfaces are also ported to devices such as mobile phones or computers, to benefit from their resources and capabilities.

If your company already released innovative “connected” versions of the body scale, blood pressure monitor and baby monitor, what’s next? For Withings, the answer is a smart baby scale. The Withings Smart Baby Scale is an internet-connected baby and toddler scale with WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) connectivity. It has many of the same features as the adult body scale, and we can imagine the Twitter and Facebook integration on this device to be quite a bit more popular than on its adult counterpart.

The Smart Baby Scale is one of the devices that has been awarded with the CES Innovation Award and it will be available in the second quarter of 2012.

From the press release:

By using the Withings Smart Baby Scale, parents can access their child’s weight readings from any connected device, such as an Internet-connected computer or an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the already existing WiScale app. Also, parents can easily communicate the progress of their child’s weight with their doctor, pediatrician, family and friends. The scale can be set to instantly update Facebook, Twitter or send an email to private email addresses with new readings. Parents can attach notes and photos to weight charts to build detailed memories of their child’s growth.

The Smart Baby Scale features two weighing configurations: the first is for weighing infants with a removable baby basket, and the second is the toddler scale that emerges once the baby basket is removed. The main part of the scale (the weighing unit) is extra-slim and features a central cutout that serves as the insertion area for the baby basket. The scale features a large graphical screen for animations and instructions, plus a tactile button that helps parents easily record their baby’s length.

The baby basket is made up of two pieces that naturally interlock and then can be inserted into the scale’s base. This bi-fold design is perfect for storage and travel. Once the child grows out of the baby basket and can stand up on his own, the basket can be removed and the scale used as a toddler scale.

The Withings Smart Body Scale can be used in conjunction with an adult Withings WiFi body scale, and/or the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor. When done so, it allows parents to monitor their child’s weight on the same dashboard they view their own weight and/or blood pressure.

Along this new device, Withings also evolves its Health Cloud platform’s API to allow third party service providers to retrieve readings recorded by the Smart Baby Scale, and thus offer parents additional services and guidance to monitor their child’s growth.

Source : http://www.withings.com/en/babyscale/keepmeinformed

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Fitbug Air, a New Bluetooth 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbug Air, a New Bluetooth 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbug Air, a New Bluetooth 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbug, the world’s premier online health and wellness coach, is excited to announce the launch of ‘Fitbug Air’, a revolutionary low-energy Bluetooth version of the original, industry-leading device (affectionately known as ‘the Bug’) that makes it easy and affordable for anyone to achieve their personal health goals, starting from just $29.99.

‘Fitbug Air’ offers seamless, wireless connectivity to the latest generation of mobile devices, from smartphones like the Apple iPhone 4s and the new iPhone 5, to the new iPad and iPod touch, and other tablets and desktops that are Bluetooth Smart Ready. Connectivity to other leading devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, will follow shortly.

Fitbug Air automatically syncs users’ activity achievements from anywhere at anytime, giving users the ability to track their progress and receive feedback and motivational support from Fitbug, when it’s needed most. Imagine getting a message from Fitbug when you get to work congratulating you on your walk to the office, or a reminder to motivate you to go out for a quick walk at lunch time, to ensure you stay on track to hit your daily Fitbug target.

Fitbug Air gives users the choice of three wireless modes:

(1) Push: Syncing on demand at the press of a button,

(2) Beacon: Fitbug Air automatically syncs at regular intervals throughout the day,

(3) Stream: Enable the Air to ‘talk’ to your smartphone in real time, allowing you to view your progress as you walk. Streaming enables a unique ‘Walking Zone’ feature that lets users see their walking speed and optimize their pace on-the-go, to help achieve the best health benefits.

These options provide unprecedented control and flexibility and ensure that Fitbug can help keep its users firmly on track to achieve their goals.

“With the launch of the Fitbug Air we want to make it easier for customers to lead a healthier life,” said Paul Landau, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fitbug. “The ‘Low Energy’ technology of the new Fitbug Air means months of continuous usage, eliminating the annoyance of regular recharging. The smartphone connectivity means no more cables or receivers and no more being tied to a PC. At a price that is typically around half that of other devices, Fitbug also offers the option to purchase with a flexible pay monthly option, but without being locked in to a contract.”

Fitbug offers the Air and a full 12 months of access to the premium personalized health and wellness coaching services for either an upfront plan of just $64.99, or for a lower up-front cost and total flexibility, users can purchase the Fitbug Air with the ‘Flexi Plan’. For only $29.99, plus only $3.99 per month, members will receive their Air plus access to Fitbug’s online coaching services (no contracts or tie-ins). All Fitbug services are included – there are no additional upgrade costs. With personalized weekly targets, meal plans, online communities and support, weekly newsletters, and even a free replacement battery and Fitbug screwdriver included, the Fitbug Air truly is the best value among online activity tracking and device programs. The new Fitbug Air comes in three colors — cool grey, hot pink, and plum purple.

Using a highly accurate 3-axis accelerometer, the Fitbug Air records every step taken, calorie burned, distance covered, and more. It uses that information to create personalized daily activity and healthy eating targets. The service adapts dynamically based on a user’s activity and nutrition progress, so that members can gradually build realistic changes into their lives. Fitbug also encourages users to hit “aerobic step” targets, which are activities that are more than 10 minutes in duration. The goal is to help users improve the quality of their daily steps, in addition to accruing more steps, over time, each day.

“Fitbug motivates people to take the small steps they need to improve their health and wellness.” said Landau. “Since 2005, we have successfully helped people across the globe improve their daily routines, simply by encouraging them to walk a little more and eat a little healthier. The improvement in the health of our Fitbug members has exceeded even our expectations, and we look forward to helping new members achieve great results using the groundbreaking Fitbug Air.”

The Fitbug Air is estimated to be available during October but can be preordered online now at www.fitbug.com. The company also has a variety of options for those consumers who don’t have a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled device, including the original industry leading USB devices.

About Fitbug

Fitbug is a leading provider of online health and well-being services to help individuals to improve their lifestyles by making realistic changes to their daily routine. It combines activity tracking devices, which upload to fitbug.com to provide an understanding of each user’s daily activity achievements, with web technology which provides users with personalized weekly activity and nutrition targets, feedback, advice and encouragement.

Key market sectors include consumers, health plans, rewards providers and workplace health programs. Increasingly, Fitbug’s platform acts as the driving force behind third-party services such as white-label sites, activity-driven games and challenge microsites and rewards programs.

The Fitbug business was founded in 2004 by Paul Landau, CEO, and Launched the first version of Fitbug.com in January 2005. The company has offices in London and in Chicago.

Fitbug Air is the first Bluetooth Smart Bug, letting you send and view your activity on your smartphone or tablet. There’s no need to charge the Bug – the battery should last from four to six months.

Stream or push your data seamlessly from your Bug via Bluetooth Smart. View your activity live on-screen. Fitbug Air works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the new iPad and other devices soon. Be one of the first to own the ground-breaking Fitbug Air.

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MedApps D-PAL™ Remote Patient Monitoring System for Diabetes

MedApps D-PAL™ Remote Patient Monitoring System for Diabetes

MedApps D-PAL™ Remote Patient Monitoring System for Diabetes

holter monitor, part pulse-ox monitor, part glucometer, the new bluetooth enabled technology from ALIVE hopes to help patients monitor their health without interrupting their lifestyles.

Turning the health-care model upside down, a small Australian company is working on bluetooth technology that logs and transmits medical observation data to a central network through a mobile phone – so your doctor can call YOU when a problem is developing. Alive’s bluetooth technology is already proving useful in the recovery of cardiac outpatients and the diagnosis of sleep apnea – and a range of products in development aim to make advancements in health monitoring for diabetics, mountaineers and athletes in training.

The core of the Alive technology is a fairly simple idea – bluetooth enabled health monitoring devices such as heart rate & activity monitors, ECGs, blood oximeters and blood glucose meters that communicate with software on your mobile phone to log and upload information to a central internet server.heartmonitorsm Let Your Cellphone Monitor, Transfer Your Vitals & More

The information can be uploaded in real-time over a GPRS mobile data connection if constant monitoring is required – such as in the case of cardiac arrest patients who are beginning to use exercise as part of their recovery – or saved onboard the device on an SD card to be batch uploaded at a convenient time if the data isn’t so urgent.

This means that vital health information can be relayed to medical professionals without the need to visit a hospital, either constantly, daily or as needed. It’s a major step forward in convenience for people who need various body metrics monitored, and could serve to relieve stress on overcrowded health systems.

holter monitor, part pulse-ox monitor, part glucometer, the new bluetooth enabled technology from ALIVE hopes to help patients monitor their health without interrupting their lifestyles.

Turning the health-care model upside down, a small Australian company is working on bluetooth technology that logs and transmits medical observation data to a central network through a mobile phone – so your doctor can call YOU when a problem is developing. Alive’s bluetooth technology is already proving useful in the recovery of cardiac outpatients and the diagnosis of sleep apnea – and a range of products in development aim to make advancements in health monitoring for diabetics, mountaineers and athletes in training.

The core of the Alive technology is a fairly simple idea – bluetooth enabled health monitoring devices such as heart rate & activity monitors, ECGs, blood oximeters and blood glucose meters that communicate with software on your mobile phone to log and upload information to a central internet server.heartmonitorsm Let Your Cellphone Monitor, Transfer Your Vitals & More

The information can be uploaded in real-time over a GPRS mobile data connection if constant monitoring is required – such as in the case of cardiac arrest patients who are beginning to use exercise as part of their recovery – or saved onboard the device on an SD card to be batch uploaded at a convenient time if the data isn’t so urgent.

This means that vital health information can be relayed to medical professionals without the need to visit a hospital, either constantly, daily or as needed. It’s a major step forward in convenience for people who need various body metrics monitored, and could serve to relieve stress on overcrowded health systems.

There is an entire category of wireless diabetes devices launching this year.

What’s more important however is the clinical trial data from actual patient use of these cool devices if the manufacturers ever hope for adoption by the medical community.

Much of the 1.1 point drop in A1c experienced by 84% of the patients in the healthcordia trial can be attributed to the simplicity of the device, relevance of the system interactions and the comprehensive nature of the program delivery itself.

We’ll have to see how the MedApps kit fares in patient usability studies before we can extend prior research outcomes to other programs that use other more complex devices.

Our understanding is that the MedApps Bluetooth solution involves a regular glucose meter, a third party counter-top device which the patient uses to connect a cable to the meter, the counter-top device in turn communicates via Bluetooth (short-range wireless) to the patient’s Bluetooth enabled cell phone, the cell phone in turn receives the data from the counter-top device and in turn transmits the data via the patient’s cell phone add-on data plan to a remote system with Internet connectivity where the data is stored, viewed, etc…

Fortunately, healthcordia, llc announced impressive clinical trial results at this year’s ADA Scientific Sessions with hard data from actual type 2 adults using Diabetech’s GlucoMON® wireless glucose meter, a sophisticated GlucoDYNAMIX™ rules engine, and patient-centric social networks.

The key to outcomes is simplicity, relevance and ultimately its ability to effect behavioral changes. MedApps and the other vendors will have to go through similar usability studies and healthcordia is best positioned to evaluate comparative analysis given its incumbent position managing patients with this sort of wireless diabetes technology.

Ideally, the device community will pay attention to outcomes and patients will ultimately win by having a large portfolio of field-tested and easy to use devices that are capable of supporting patient programs.

A wireless system to transmit daily glucose readings from a patient’s glucometer via cellphone into a central server, developed by a Scottsdale, Arizona startup MedApps, Inc., has been approved by the FDA for for over-the-counter use. We have briefly mentioned this system about a year ago.

62345ww2 MedApps D PAL™ Remote Patient Monitoring System for DiabetesHere’s how this telemedicine system works:

D-PAL currently combines with the Polymap Polytel(R) device which connects to the LifeScan(R) OneTouch(R) Ultra(R) and sends the data via Bluetooth(R) (wireless) to the patient’s cell phone (acting as a “Hub”) and transmits the information to the central server in near real-time. D-PAL is the first of a series of medical devices that integrates with the MedApps System and enables patients with chronic diseases to lead more active lifestyles. Additional integrated devices will include scales, blood pressure monitors, spirometers, pulse oximeters, ECG, and a variety of implantable devices such as pacemakers.

Pre-established thresholds are set for each patient by their healthcare provider(s). When a reading occurs outside of these thresholds, an alert may occur and the patient may be contacted using a pre-determined mode. One

such mode is an interactive voice response system which can qualify additional behavioral information by asking questions such as, “Have you exercised today?” or “Have you taken your medication?” The responses to these questions, combined with previously collected biometric data, can give healthcare professionals greater insight into a patient’s health.

The MedApps Telemedicine 2.0 Wireless System, allows medical providers to monitor trends in their patients’ health with accurate, timely readings. Healthcare professionals and patient management companies have greater accessibility to better information and no longer have to rely on patients to submit their own readings, while the patient, in turn, is encouraged to live a more active lifestyle. As patients lose mobility, they must curtail daily activities, in essence giving “control” of their lives to their disease. This loss of control signals a downward spiral toward immobilization, inpatient encounters, and costly ER visits. MedApps helps stabilize patient treatments, allows timely interventions, and gives patients more control over their diseases.

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New Wireless Scale from Withings

New Wireless Scale from Withings

New Wireless Scale from Withings

Hassle-free weight tracking for the whole family with the all new Wireless Scale WS-30: weight and BMI measurement, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, entirely PC free with your iOS or Android device.

Withings is soon releasing a new, easier to use wireless smart scale, the WS-30. Basically, the new scale doesn’t require a traditional computer to setup for multiple family members. Via Bluetooth it will connect directly to any iPhone/iPad or to an Android device, regardless of the kind of fanboys in the house. It also has WiFi for connecting with Withings’ servers to upload everyone’s weights to their online accounts.

It identifies individuals after the initial weighing automatically based on the latest data points taken, so you just stand on it and walk off, knowing that it recorded the reading for charting on the Withings Health Companion app. The scale also features the company’s Position Control technology that makes sure you’re well positioned on the scale when it’s taking a reading.

Here’s a preview video of the soon to be released WS-30: withings scale ws 30 New Wireless Scale from Withings (video) withings iphone New Wireless Scale from Withings (video) Withings is soon releasing a new, easier to use wireless smart scale, the WS-30. Basically,

Source : www.withings.com/static/press/ws30/PR_Withings_Introducing_WS30_EN_20120831.pdf

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Post-Operative Orthopedic Surgery Monitoring Kit GENTAG Technology

Post-Operative Orthopedic Surgery Monitoring Kit GENTAG Technology

GENTAG Technology

NFC Cell Phone Sensor Networks

GENTAG, Inc. is pioneering the use of disposable wireless diagnostic sensors combined with NFC cell phones or tablets to make healthcare affordable and accessible to everyone worldwide.

The patented GENTAG technology provides the basis for the creation of the next generation of wireless technology, combining low cost NFC consumer cell phones, wireless networks, geolocation and disposable wireless sensors for various market applications. Disposable wireless sensors called RFID sensors can be read by NFC cell phones or tablets using a proprietary process and are anticipated to replace more expensive wireless sensor technologies, such as Bluetooth®, in a variety of market applications.

Low cost disposable RFID sensors are now possible with GENTAG’s proprietary chip technology. Since NFC cell phones are currently either already available or under development with major cell phone manufacturers worldwide and market forecasts predict that up to 1 out of 2 phones in the future will be RFID-enabled, the global emergence of RFID sensor networks can be anticipated.

By combining NFC cell phones or tablets, RFID sensors and GENTAG’s proprietary software with cellular networks or the Internet, the consumer will be empowered to read any RFID sensor tag anywhere for almost any application.

A particular focus area for GENTAG using NFC cell phones is consumer diagnostics. RFID sensors can be integrated into low cost, non-invasive, disposable diagnostic devices such as “smart” disposable wireless skin patches or personal drug delivery systems and read directly with a cell phone under existing GENTAG/Altivera patents.

Temperature Monitor Tag

Cell Phones-Sensors

In addition to the above technologies GENTAG, Inc. owns several patents covering the combination of cell phones with removable or built-in sensor modules for consumer, medical, industrial and Homeland Security applications.

A patented application example is an asthma prevention cell phone for consumers suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) or chemically-induced asthma. As described in the GENTAG/Altivera patents, sensors for cell phones can be tailored for the specific medical needs or sensitivities of given individuals.

Phone with Sensors Example

GENTAG also owns several patents covering the uses of cell phones combined with sensors for threat detection (e.g. radiation, chemicals or biological agents) for personal or Homeland Security applications.

Radiation Cell Phone

The company’s patented technology covers both sensors on the cell phone (7,109,859), RFID sensors read by cell phones (7,492,254) or the combination technology.

Wide Area Non-GPS Wireless Geolocation

As part of its early IP, a GENTAG team member developed and tested at Sandia National Laboratories a sophisticated and highly accurate geolocation technology called Radar Responsive tag (RR tag) for the US Department of Defense. The technology is suitable for a wide range of wireless geolocation applications from large areas on the scale of tens of miles to smaller geographical areas. This technology lead to the E911 (emergency geolocation) system in the US. One of the unique features of the Radar Responsive tags is their ability to locate items or people within buildings over large areas. The locating technology places the processing power at remote base stations and not the tag device being located. Applications of RR tags with sensors include “smart” diagnostic skin patches for remote vital status monitoring and geolocation of special needs patients (e.g. Alzheimer’s), firefighters, or athletes. For more information see GENTAG patent 6,031,454.

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