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Healthcare Revolution Enabled by Machine-to-Machine Communication – Bringing Vital Data to the Cloud – m2m Apps

With an ageing society, a growing number of non-communicable disease sufferers, and rising healthcare costs, solutions are in demand for assisted living, mobile health, and home care. These solutions must be available soon, designed for user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness and compliance with security standards. Supported by the Title Sponsors Swisscom, Ericsson and sponsors Telit Wireless Solutions, VARTA Microbattery, the M2M Challenge innovation competition is seeking top solutions in different fields including healthcare.

Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider is offering customers the Limmex Emergency Watch enabling the wearer to set up a phone call to selected people or emergency call center. The Limmex watch is world’s first such Emergency Watch, made possible by sub-compact dimensions of the Telit GE865-QUAD GSM/GPRS module.

GlucoTel™, the glucose monitoring and management system by BodyTel is another example of how patients can benefit from new health monitoring systems enabled by M2M communication. Vital data is sent via Bluetooth to a home gateway, which sends the data in an SSL encrypted connection to a secure online database. On both the measuring side as well as the cloud, the system guarantees that data will not be hacked or seen without permission.

Concepts for innovative M2M healthcare solutions can be submitted for the “M2M Challenge”, the international innovation competition in the field of M2M, through December 31, 2012 at www.m2m-challenge.com. An international panel of renowned experts will evaluate the submissions on criteria including market potential, degree of technological innovation, and novel usage of the “Internet of Things”. The winner will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000 and all finalists will get the opportunity to present their solutions to a large audience of international industry and media representatives.

M2M Challenge

The M2M Challenge is sponsored by Title Sponsors Swisscom and Ericsson. Other contributors include sponsors, Telit Wireless Solutions and VARTA Microbattery, with Beecham Research, Cloud & IOT Show & BuildInG Taiwan, Cluster 55, Team Côte d’Azur, and Wearable Technologies making up the international partner network.

m2m apps

m2m apps is an independent intelligence platform for the global machine-to-machine communication ecosystem. Find the future – at www.m2mapps.com

Navispace

International Innovation and Marketing Company founded in 2003. Navispace is the initiator and organizer of the M2M Challenge.

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