A&D Medical launches WellnessConnected platform
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A&D Medical on Wednesday launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people monitor their physical activity and better manage their health.
WellnessConnected is a complete, connected health system with built-in sharing capabilities that offer both the simplicity and affordability to meet the needs of consumers, as well as the security and precision demanded by healthcare providers.
“Rising healthcare costs and an increase in the incidence of chronic disease are incentivizing more health conscious consumers, as well as their families, employers and healthcare providers to find and incorporate tools that support a healthier lifestyle,” stated Terry Duesterhoeft, president and CEO of A&D Medical. “The release of our new WellnessConnected platform is in direct response to those evolving needs of the marketplace.”
In addition to launching WellnessConnected, A&D Medical announced a partnership with Salutron. Through the new partnership, A&D Medical is offering Salutron’s LifeTrak family of Bluetooth Smart activity trackers as a core component of its new WellnessConnected platform and suite of connected devices. “Blending A&D Medical’s deep biometrics expertise in connected health and wellness with Salutron’s pioneering wearable technology gives us the opportunity to redefine the connected health user experience,” Duesterhoeft said.
The Wellness Connected Bluetooth Smart devices consist of weight scales and blood pressure monitors, as well as the LifeTrak family of activity trackers from Salutron. All devices connect to Bluetooth-Smart enabled iOS and Android mobile devices, and the suite of products provide diagnostic readings such as blood pressure, weight, BMI, steps taken and calories burned. That data is transmitted through a user’s smart mobile device to his/her personal account on A&D’s secure cloud, and can then be shared with physicians, other care givers and loved ones directly via email or social media or through an A&D partner API.
The new WellnessConnected app – A&D Connect – is designed to enhance the end-user experience with engaging and easy-to-use features such as graphing, trending, unlimited memory, reminders and goal setting. Available free of charge through Apple’s app store and soon to be on Google Play, there is also a social component, letting users share what they choose through mediums such as Facebook and Twitter.
The flexibility of the A&D Wellness Connected framework allows wellness and healthcare partners to customize an end-to-end solution with the A&D Medical app SDK and cloud API. The cloud API provides a programming interface making it easy to connect to a web portal, third party cloud (cloud-to-cloud) or other back-end monitoring solutions.
“This new product offering leverages our extensive experience in delivering connected products to the healthcare industry,” Duesterhoeft said. “With WellnessConnected, now we can also meet the needs of consumers who are seeking better ways to track and manage their health-related goals.”