ESPOO, Finland – Nokia will launch the Withings ecosystem of connected health products under its own brand in early summer, including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras.
“Withings joined Nokia because we share a vision to inspire individuals to take control of their own health,” said Cedric Hutchings, vice president of digital health at Nokia, in a statement. “With the full power of a brand recognized for trust, reliability and quality, we will reach more people and impact more lives to help the human family be healthier together.”
At the same time, Nokia will also introduce a redesigned Health Mate app. The app collects data from scales, trackers and other connected devices in one place to provide a 360-degree view of health. The redesigned app will make it easier to add devices, share progress with family members, and will introduce new in-depth coaching programs.
Together with the connected health products, Nokia will launch a Patient Care Platform, which will enable physicians and patients to manage chronic conditions.
The platform will give doctors and care teams the power to remotely monitor patients with their smart devices to help prevent and manage chronic conditions, and drive timely and targeted patient care to avoid unnecessary office visits and hospitalizations.
The Patient Care Platform is currently being used by the U.K.’s National Health Service in a 69,000-person study to better understand hypertension and the role of remote monitoring in lowering hypertension rates.