‘We see ourselves as an enabler’
BOSTON – Visiomed, a French company that makes connected medical-grade devices, has opened its first North American BewellConnect headquarters here.
BewellConnect is a Visiomed ecosystem that connects multiple medical devices to one app and reads vital signs like blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate and weight. The app analyzes data in real-time and interprets it based on World Health Organization standards. It’s designed for those with or at risk of chronic conditions, the elderly or people who live alone with health concerns.
“The U.S. is a big market, but we saw lots of issues where our technology could help, such as lack of care in rural areas, a shortage of physicians, an aging population and increasing chronic conditions,” said Olivier Hua, general manager of Visiomed Group and CEO of BewellConnect. “We have the solutions to tackle these problems.”
Hua said the huge number of mHealth apps on the market to track different conditions and gather information is becoming cumbersome.
“Too many apps to track different things make it difficult for people to use,” he said. “Our platform gathers information on all of the different vitals and can make your smart phone your personal health system.”
BewellConnect is currently working on a new product, bwcheck-up, that can give patients a personalized assessment and advice on how urgently to consult a healthcare provider.
Hua said the company also plans to launch an “all-in-one television station”—an online platform with video capabilities that connects multiple devices.
“We see ourselves as an enabler for patients and providers to have a better health care experience,” said Hua.