Intel today announced the launch of the Intel Health Application Platform (Intel HAP), an application software platform that can be used by remote care solution providers to enable a variety of remote health care usage models.
The Intel HAP addresses issues for adoption of remote care by enabling health care solution providers to securely deliver a wide variety of services across an always-connected health care edge, and to any cloud. To make the Intel HAP platform readily available to solution providers, Intel has collaborated with Flex.
Flex collaborated with Intel to create an IoT compute engine offering an intelligent, connected edge device that provides wireless connectivity to verified peripherals like blood pressure and glucose monitors, pulse oximeters, weight scales and more.
Once configured by the health care solution provider, solutions based on the IoT compute engine can work right out of the box. After receipt from their care provider, the equipment can simply be plugged in by patients and their families to get it up and running. Its interactive auser interface automatically displays a notice so users know when the battery needs charging. A bright light on the device confirms that data is being transmitted, allowing for hands-free use by users. Additionally, hospitals and physicians will be able to retain ownership of the data that can be stored in and accessed through legacy infrastructure with their own compliance processes in place.
Intel is pursuing many efforts in the health care space, ranging from the IoT edge to the data center and cloud.