Java cell phones beat to the pulse of health and wellness

Houston 21 April 2004MedicTouch LLC, developer of the first cellular wearable health and wellness devices, and Sun Microsystems Inc., the creator of Java technology, have launched the Pulse Meter mobile health solution for Java technology-enabled mobile phones. MedicTouch Pulse Meter is the first mobile health and wellness monitor that allows users to monitor their pulse, view the results in a high-resolution screen on a Java technology-enabled mobile phone, and transmit the data to a Java compliant server.

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The Pulse Meter and Java mobile phone combination creates an ideal health monitoring solution for sport enthusiasts, the elderly, rehabilitation outpatients and health care providers; providing health monitoring anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Users no longer require an additional device for their basic pulse wellness monitoring.

"MedicTouch envisions a world where the mobile phone becomes our best friend. The mobile phone has come a long way and MedicTouch technologies will now take it to places it has not been before", stated Milty Levinson, Chief Operations Officer of MedicTouch. "Java technology is taking the MedicTouch solution to new heights, delivering a breakthrough in secure, mobile health management", stated Juan Dewar, Senior Director, Consumer and Mobile Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "We are pleased to be working with innovative companies like MedicTouch who harness the power of Java technology to enhance our daily lives."

"The platform also allows users to stay connected with the world and monitor their health and wellness all on their mobile phone. In other words, the mobile phone becomes another extension of the human body. It only made sense to turn it into a health and wellness monitor", added Dr. Eran Schenker, Medical Director of MedicTouch.

MedicTouch Pulse Meter is designed for an array of sensors and MedicTouch has chosen a world-class sensor for their Java solution. These sensors have proven to be the sensor of choice in many medical institutions around the world for its high standard of accuracy. The Pulse Meter is a complex system with a simple user interface. The user connects the sensor to their hand, starts the programme on their mobile phone and pulse is displayed within seconds on the phone screen, can be archived, customized for user and transmitted to a Java compliant server.

With Sun Microsystem's Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME Platform), MedicTouch was able to create a secure world-class mobile application for wireless devices. The Java platform enables MedicTouch to deliver on the promise of Write Once, Run Anywhere and deploy the Pulse Meter solution on an impressively large number of devices from multiple vendors. MedicTouch mobile wellness and health devices and applications were awarded first grand prize in the Nextel Corporation and Research In Motion joint developer contest.

MedicTouch LLC. is a mobile health device and application company that designs, develops and markets mobile health application for consumers, athletes, the elderly and professionals. MedicTouch products are a spin-off of space technology designed to improve wellness and health monitoring device, quality of life and cost. MedicTouch personnel are known for their expertise in space medicine, cellular communication software, International business and mobile applications.


Leslie Versweyveld

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