Toumaz Technology Joins Continua Health Alliance

Toumaz Technology Limited announces that it has joined the Continua Health Alliance, the key industry body aimed at promoting interoperability across emerging technology-based health and wellness solutions. 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(TM) system, a new ultra-low power wireless infrastructure system for health and lifestyle monitoring applications. As a full member, Toumaz will gain early 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 enables 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.

“Toumaz’s vision of proactive, cost-effective personal connected healthcare is shared by the members of the Continua Alliance,” comments Toumaz Technology Co-Founder and COO, Keith Errey. “As the provider of a key enabling technology in the emerging personal telehealth ecosystem, it is obviously vital for Toumaz to take a role in this important organisation and support it in its aim – to deliver highly integrated systems that work together to improve the quality of people’s lives.”

About Sensium
The SensiumT sensor interface and transceiver platform provides the enabling technology to connect the mobile individual to healthcare providers – simply, affordably and unobtrusively.

The Sensium represents a technological revolution in three key areas:

  • Gathering real-time information, not raw data
    On-chip signal processing to intelligently extract critical information from sensors, providing real-time feedback to patients and enabling healthcare providers to focus on the important issues.
  • Ultra-low power
    Patented AMx (TM) technology coupled with low power radio and intelligent information handling results in an ultra-low power, body-worn solution, enabling non-intrusive, continuous monitoring.
  • End-to-end system
    The Sensium provides the low power radio link from the patient to the telecommunications network and into the healthcare provider’s database/system, providing new levels of reassurance and enabling new service delivery models.

For healthcare professionals, this transforms the possibilities for pro-active monitoring and improved quality of care.

For patients, it delivers new opportunities for lifestyle-compatible, personalised healthcare, as well as better therapeutic outcomes.

About Toumaz Technology
Toumaz Technology Limited is a developer of advanced RF, analogue and mixed signal semiconductors. The focus of the business is low power devices based on the company’s proprietary AMxT (Advanced Mixed Signal) technology which addresses the needs of lower power consumption for mobile and wirelessly connected systems.

About Continua Health Alliance
The Continua Health Alliance is a collaborative open industry alliance that will establish a marketplace of connected personal health and fitness products and services, making it possible for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to more proactively address ongoing healthcare needs. The Alliance envisions personal telehealth systems that combine diverse products and technologies to enable better personal health care for people worldwide. Founding members include Cisco, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Motorola, Panasonic, Partners Healthcare, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, and Welch-Allyn.