Rogers Ventures into Healthcare, Partners with Exmovere and PositiveID

Rogers is using its wireless services as a way to tap into Canada’s growing healthcare sector. The telecom notes that in healthcare, “a wireless connection is powering the delivery of crucial information needed to improve the management and monitoring of one’s vitals and overall wellness.” From checking blood glucose levels to monitoring the movements of a newborn baby, Rogers points out that Canadians are increasingly able to monitor their health across a growing variety of devices and services anchored by wireless.

“Through powering reliable connection for end-to-end patient care with integrated tools and support like remote glucose monitors and location monitoring, we’re enabling health care solution providers to deliver peace of mind to patients and healthcare professionals,” said Mansell Nelson, Vice-President, Machine to Machine, Rogers Communications. “We’re contributing to provide the foundation for better health care by enabling a seamless connection from patients to practitioners or consumers to their vital health information.”

Rogers also announced an agreement with Exmovere Holdings. where Rogers will provide in exclusivity wireless services to enable Exmovere’s patented biosensor infant pyjamas, Exmobaby. The product monitors a newborn baby’s ECG, skin temperature, and movement—and Rogers says it can transmit alerts to a personal computer, tablet, or mobile device. It’s expected to be available in Canadian retail outlets “later this year.”

“Working with Rogers will allow us to provide a meaningful connected experience for parents and childcare workers in Canada,” said David Bychkov, CEO, Exmovere Holdings Inc. “Rogers wireless networks provide a reliable distribution platform for our flagship technology and we’re excited to bring the Exmobaby to Canada later this year.”

And PositiveID is one of many service providers currently working with Rogers to enable self-monitoring and improve quality of life for people with diabetes across Canada through the iglucose solution. 

“The ability to easily share blood glucose readings anytime and anywhere is a breakthrough in diabetes management,” said Mary Ellen Harrison, Vice-President, PositiveID. “Through working with Rogers in Canada, we have the opportunity to better the lives of millions people with diabetes throughout Canada by providing reliable information to patients, caregivers and families.”

As part of its growing M2M business, Rogers says it currently contributes to improve end-to-end patient care with integrated tools, support and wireless connectivity “that extend across the healthcare continuum.”