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.