LAKE NONA, Fla. – As CloudWell Labs began work on the LUMI digital health device last year, the company decided to locate its offices at the GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona Medical City to take advantage of expert resources.
The GuideWell Innovation Center is a 92,000-square-foot facility that offers office and lab space for health care and life sciences companies of all sizes and stages. It is located in the heart of the Lake Nona Health & Life Sciences campus, and is anchored by GuideWell, a health care solutions provider and parent company of insurer Florida Blue.
“Locating here gives us the opportunity to collaborate with other companies and experts to help us navigate the industry,” said Nick Parker, CEO of CloudWell Labs.
LUMI is an all-in-one, no attachments necessary device that captures vitals like temperature, heart rate, oxygen levels, heart and lung sounds, and environmental data. Detailed images of ear, throat and skin can also be captured, and all of the data can be sent in real-time to a patient’s physician during telehealth visits.
Parker said that as CloudWell has gone through the process of developing the LUMI device prototypes, the company has been able to take advantage of GuideWell’s offerings, like 3D printing and digital prototyping software.
“We’ve also been able to put on events and network with people like industrial engineers and product specialists who have helped us develop LUMI,” Parker said.
The entire first floor of the center houses the Collaborative Resource Ecosystem (CoRE), which features co-working space; a living lab; a start-up garage for 3D printing, scanning and prototyping; workshops; a cinema; conference rooms; and a video recording studio.
Parker believes telehealth is going to be an important factor in the future of health care, and LUMI will be a game-changer. While the device is not yet ready for market, Parker said the company is currently working with end users to get feedback and is in full fundraising mode.
“I think we’re going to see a big shift in three to five years in the way we deliver health care,” he said. “Patients want to be the CEO of their own health care—they want access, they want to be more informed and they want health care on their own terms.”