SAN DIEGO – Qualcomm Life has designed and developed reference designs for cost-effective, connected and medical-grade biometric patches that will enable health care professionals to monitor patients across the care continuum with access to near real-time data. “This wearable patch technology will be transformative in its ability to provide timely and accurate data to enable care providers to make better-informed decisions,” said Dr. James Mault, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Qualcomm Life, in a statement. The patches measure a variety of biometric parameters, including clinical thermometry and sophisticated motion measurements. Benchmark Electronics, a provider of integrated electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services, will license the reference designs and serve as the device design and manufacturer of record with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the sensors. “This low-power, cost-effective, single-use design will fuel new, scalable care models as we transition as an industry from episodic, reactive care to more continuous, proactive, intelligent care,” said Mault. Clinical validation is currently underway, and the patches are slated to be commercially available through Benchmark in 2018.
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