'Home Health Hub' Reference Platform Facilitates Development of Remote-Access Devices

November 30, 2011

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'Home Health Hub' Reference Platform Facilitates Development of Remote-Access Devices

Promoting improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs, telehealth and remote patient monitoring applications are on the rise. Responding to increased interest in these fields, Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) has introduced a home health hub (HHH) reference platform designed to accelerate development of remote-access devices and provide seamless connectivity and data aggregation.

Freescale has introduced the home health hub to help expedite network-enabled devices' time to market.

"The changing dynamics of the aging global population are creating an increased demand for new technologies and tools that can offer peace of mind to the family members of seniors living at home," says Steven Dean, manager of Freescale's Global Healthcare team. "There's also a need to provide access to healthcare in remote and growing regions of the world to improve the quality of life for millions of people. Our new home health hub reference platform is designed to simplify development of connected medical devices and help our customers more easily address these growing needs."

Based on Freescale's low-power i.MX28 applications processor and ZigBee and sub-1 GHz transceivers, the HHH reference platform can serve as a foundation for network-enabled medical devices. It allows for secure WiFi and Ethernet connectivity to remote devices, such as smartphones or tablets, as well as to a variety of medical devices, including blood pressure monitors, glucometers, and pulse oximeters.

Compliant with Continua device profiles, the platform provides hardware and software that facilitates prevalidated, secure connectivity for telehealth and remote monitoring applications.

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