FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date July 25, 2013
Palomar Health and Qualcomm Launch
Glassware Medical Incubator
— Glassomics Will Discover How Wearable Computing Devices Can Impact the Healthcare Industry—
SAN DIEGO, Calif. –Palomar Health and Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced the launch of Glassomics, an incubator that will explore the application of wearable computing in medicine. The groups will establish an innovation lab to explore next generation mobile applications that incorporate wearable technology across the clinical and consumer sectors.
“Wearable technology holds tremendous potential and we are dedicated to exploring applications that create opportunities to improve biometric data and wireless health management,” said Donald Jones, vice president of global strategy and market development, Qualcomm Life.
The collaboration between Qualcomm Life and Palomar Health will foster further industry partnerships in the research and development of potential uses of glassware in health care, including augmented reality guided clinical applications, new user experience paradigms for clinical navigation of complex data and physiological monitoring applications. Glassomics will also look into genomic information mapping and visualization enabled by wearable devices. Additionally, the incubator will explore consumer-oriented health and wellness applications.
“Palomar Health will provide the ideal incubation environment, incorporating the new Palomar Medical Center, a brand new, technologically-advanced hospital with many advanced wireless capabilities, including the first deployment of Sotera Wireless Visi Mobile patient vital sign monitors and AirStrip’s innovative mobile data platform,” said Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer, Palomar Health.
As a leader in mobile health connectivity, Qualcomm Life will contribute access to the company’s ecosystem of software development tools, including the recently released 2net API and SDK Beta. The 2net API and SDK Beta software development kit enables functionality of wireless features of health care device sensors and provides output in an accessible form on the 2net Platform.
In addition, Qualcomm Life’s Healthy Circles Care Orchestration Engine tools and web services will be available to Glassomics to enhance provider and consumer-facing applications, power collaborative care models and coordinate connectivity of multiple devices across the healthcare continuum.
Development of the initial glassware prototypes will be led by Sparseware, a San Diego based software engineering firm.
About Palomar Health
Palomar Health is the largest public health-care district in California and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County. It is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors, and its primary service area has more than 500,000 residents. A nationally-recognized health care system, Palomar Health operates three hospitals, the new Palomar Medical Center and the Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido, Pomerado Hospital in Poway and several other facilities, including Palomar Health expresscare health centers in Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos and San Elijo Hills in San Marcos in North San Diego County and Temecula in Riverside County. Palomar Health provides medical services in virtually all fields of medicine, including primary care, heart care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery.
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