DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T*
today announced an agreement with BlueLibris to provide wireless
connectivity for a personal monitoring device. The BlueLibris small
wearable device allows real-time communication with an adult or
child wearing the device through call-center capability. BlueLibris
plans to add, subject to any required regulatory approval, near
real time monitoring of patient physical activity and physical
information collected from other peripheral devices. The BlueLibris
device and platform will be designed to offer HMOs, PERS Vendors,
hospitals, care organizations, fitness and medical device
manufacturers and service companies the ability to rapidly deploy
mobile monitoring services for their customers.
Inside the deceptively simple 3G device are the latest advances
in ARM-based low-power microprocessors and micro-sensor technology
together with simultaneous cellular voice and data connectivity.
While focused on delivering a simple, intuitive consumer
experience, BlueLibris’ intelligent solution gives an easy and
cost-effective mobile monitoring capability.
The BlueLibris service is designed for multiple consumer
segments. Seniors can use the device to stay mobile while still
providing location and other information; parents can use the
device to monitor the location of their children; healthcare
organizations can use the device to locate patients and to offer
near real time assistance outside of the traditional hospital
walls; and fitness enthusiasts can also use the device to track and
share real time distance and physiological measurements.
“Providing a wireless connection to the BlueLibris device is a
practical and affordable solution that makes sense for multiple
segments, including parents who want to seamlessly monitor the
whereabouts of their young children,” said Glenn Lurie, president
of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T.