The open collaborative industry group is comprised of technology, medical device and healthcare industry leaders, and is dedicated to bringing together standards and diverse technology to create new healthcare solutions in the areas of fitness, chronic disease management, and aging independently.
Toumaz recently joined the Alliance’s Technical Working Group and has participated in a number of discussions centred around its Sensium system, a new low power wireless infrastructure system for health and lifestyle monitoring applications.
As a full member, Toumaz will gain access to Continua guidelines and test processes to enable the development of interoperable products and services. Members of the Alliance include Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel, Medtronic, Motorola, Oracle, Philips, Partners Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente.
Toumaz’s Sensium sensor interface and transceiver platform is said to enable intelligent, ultra-low power wireless monitoring of multiple vital signs – including ECG heart rate, body temperature, respiration and activity level – in real-time, via standard PDAs, cellphones and USB-enabled computers.