Qualcomm launches Android health app

Qualcomm launches Android health app

20 NOV 2013

Qualcomm Life, the chipmaker’s health unit, has launched 2net Mobile, an Android app that enables users to monitor and transmit health-related readings while they are on the move.

Essentially, the app is a virtual version of the 2net Hub, which Qualcomm launched in Europe in November 2012. The hub collects data from medical devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi before uploading it to Qualcomm’s health cloud via the mobile network.

The new app enables smartphones and tablets to perform a similar role to the hub and open ups a new market for Qualcomm’s cloud of health coaching programmes and fitness tracking.

“Now the virtual version enables users to collect data on the move using a smartphone as a medical hub,” said Laurent Vandebrouck (pictured), managing director of Qualcomm Life in Europe, speaking with Mobile World Live.

Qualcomm is not selling the app direct to end-users but to health providers who offer remote monitoring and health coaching programmes. The first customer is Quasarmed, an Italian health service provider, which will deploy it before year-end.

And UK ehealth provider Docobo plans to include 2net Mobile in its portfolio.

An iOS version is scheduled for Q2 2014, said Vandebrouck.

Qualcomm has also launched a SDK for 2net Mobile so that developers can add it to their apps.


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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