Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 22, 2010
The Telcare Glucose Meter has been named a finalist in the Healthcare Solution category in the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. CTIA’s fifth annual E-Tech Awards program recognizes products in 15 categories in the areas of mobile consumer electronics, luxury mobile, applications, enterprise, green solutions and network technology. International CTIA WIRELESS 2010® will take place March 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
More than 80 prominent media and industry analysts judged the 300-plus entries submitted for the E-Tech Awards program this year. Products and services were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and the overall “wow” factor.
E-Tech Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA and Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, on Wednesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. on the Exhibits Innovation Stage located in the Emerging Technology Zone on the International CTIA WIRELESS exhibit floor, North Hall.
CTIA is offering companies two additional opportunities to win an award. Web visitors may vote for the Best Online Pick at http://www.ctiashow.com/awards. International CTIA WIRELESS show attendees will also have the chance to vote via text message onsite for products in the E-Tech Awards display to win Best in Show.
People with diabetes often have difficulty effectively accessing data that is trapped in their glucose meters. In most cases, analyzing the data on the actual glucose meter is a tedious, if not impossible, task because of firmware limitations, screen size, and lack of functionality. In order to transfer this data to a home computer, patients are forced to spend time and money and in many cases find that the manufacturer’s software does not suit their needs.
Telcare’s solution combines superior hardware and software to provide people with diabetes a medical device that has the look, feel, and functionality of a true consumer device. The Telcare model includes a state of the art glucose meter and a powerful web-based User Portal.
Telcare’s glucose meter automatically transmits all glucose readings, via an embedded wireless chip, to the patient’s web-based User Portal without adding any additional steps for the user. The User Portal provides a destination for patients, physicians, and educators to access data, perform analysis, and share solutions with each another.
No wires need to be purchased, no buttons need to be pushed, no drivers need to be installed; an automatic solution for an industry that needs more automation.
Telcare is committed to creating the very best medical device experience for patients and healthcare professionals. Connecting powerful hardware and innovative software via a “no wires” approach, Telcare’s offerings aim to provide convenient and effective disease management tools. The company’s first diabetes solution, Telcheck, won the People’s Choice Award at CTIA Wireless 2009 and Best in Show at MobiTechFest 2009.
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