Press release AT&T about partnership with swyMed
AT&T will demonstrate the power of connected health devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 26-March 1. The scope and reach of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is evident in these devices. In a recent survey1, consumers ranked personal health as the highest priority in their life that they most want technology to improve. Connected health can improve lives and enhance healthcare around the world.
An AT&T Global SIM card and AT&T Control Center enable these connected health devices. With AT&T wireless connectivity, connected heath devices can lead to quicker diagnoses, make available expert care in remote areas and better management of medications.
AT&T IoT Technology Enables Life-Changing Devices – Impacting Global Health
Here’s what AT&T customers, WaveGuide, swyMed and Softbox say about their devices using AT&T connectivity:
Disease Monitoring – WaveGuide, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed a hand-held nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) platform technology. According to WaveGuide:
The portable and battery operated devices can detect pathogens and infectious diseases like tuberculosis and various cancers like ovarian cancer in about 20 minutes.
Testing is easy to administer and can be performed by remote/rural healthcare workers.
With only a small sample from the patient, the healthcare provider has results within minutes.
With AT&T connectivity, the results are sent back to WaveGuide for further analysis over our highly secure network. Around-the-clock data analytics mean WaveGuide can report outbreaks of disease to ministries of health worldwide. This can lead to a reduction in the spread of infectious disease.
WaveGuide will begin conducting clinical trials in the USA and China shortly and expects to have U.S. and China regulatory approvals late 2018.
Connected Doctor – The DOT Telemedicine Backpack by swyMed brings the doctor to the patients – from almost anywhere. Lexington, Massachusetts-based swyMed developed this durable, portable telemedicine solution to “beam” the doctor to the patient via its patented video conferencing software.
The DOT Backpack has a powerful, enterprise-grade antenna. It includes a redundant modem and an 8-hour battery. This “doc on tap” solution uses the highly-secure and reliable AT&T network. Doctors can assess patients on-site in near real time. They can determine the appropriate hospital or trauma center before transport – saving crucial time. Life-saving treatment can be administered and patient status monitored during transit.
The backpack and other swyMed mobile integrated healthcare solutions are currently used in the U.S., Europe (Eastern and Western), the Middle East and India.
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