‘It’s time to go for it’
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Intel has rolled out a Health Application Platform that eliminates the need for patients and caregivers to use tablets in their home and gives remote care providers the ability to control their data.
The HAP is an Internet of Things compute engine with an intelligent, connected edge device that provides wireless connectivity to peripheral devices like blood pressure and glucose monitors, pulse oximeters, and weight scales. Once configured by the provider, it works right out of the box—all a patient or caregiver has to do is plug it in.
“It’s time to go for it and make remote care a standard of care,” said Dave Ryan, general manager of health care at Intel. “We’re seeing a large need for this type of solution.”
The HAP, which is secure on both the hardware and software levels, allows providers to retain ownership of their data, and store and access it through legacy infrastructure.
Intel collaborated on the HAP with Flex, a provider of the Sketch-to-Scale solution that designs and builds connected products.
“This platform was a perfect fit for us in terms of what we do,” said Josh Grossman, director of marketing at Flex. “Intel built the software, and we turned it into a system and brought it to market.”
Ryan said that too much time is spent modifying software or shipping tablets to providers—the HAP solves that problem.
“They are struggling with the cost of supporting and deploying tablets and told us they were interested in an enterprise-grade device,” he said. “They’re excited about what our device can connect to.”