Patch delivers biometric parameters in real-time

Qualcomm Incorporated, through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, has developed a medical-grade biometric patch for real-time patient monitoring.

In collaboration with Benchmark Electronics, producers of integrated electronics, Qualcomm designed the patch to provide healthcare professionals with a patient-monitoring technology for the entire care continuum. The patch measures biometric parameters such as clinical thermometry and motion.

“This wearable patch technology will be transformative in its ability to provide timely and accurate data to enable care providers to make better-informed decisions.” said James Mault, MD, senior vice president and CMO of Qualcomm Life. “Utilizing Qualcomm’s 30 years of leadership in inventing new connected “things,” this low-power, cost-effective, single-use design will fuel new, scalable care models as we transition as an industry from episodic, reactive care to more continuous, proactive, intelligent care.”

The disposable patch hopes to enable different care model to offer care in real-time based on results sent from the patch to the provider. Currently in the process of receiving clinical validation, the patch will be available in 2018.

“We are thrilled to work with Qualcomm Life, a global leader in inventing revolutionary connected technologies, to create a new packaged sensor offering for health care companies that is economical, secure and user friendly,” said Paul Tufano, CEO of Benchmark Electronics. “This collaboration aligns with our mission to deliver high-value solutions and innovative technology for our customers.”