ANT+ and Vignet Corporation Partner to Showcase Interoperable End-to-End Solution for Proven Ultra Low Power Sensors Ecosystem

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Wireless connectivity between fitness and wellness sensors opens up Continua arena.

Add a quote“Providing an opportunity for people to use their everyday mobile phones and computers to manage and improve their health is a key step in advancing anytime, anywhere healthcare and promoting wellness and prevention. We are pleased to work wit

ANT Wireless ("ANT" http://www.thisisant.com), a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc. and Vignet Corporation, a leader in providing personal connected health solutions, today announced a partnership to launch interoperable, cross-platform solutions for the ANT+ ecosystem. ANT+ enabled biometric sensors using the interoperable Continua Health Alliance WAN guidelines will be demonstrated this week at the 2010 ANT+ Alliance Symposium, September 27–30.

Vignet’s connected health solutions now enable ANT+ member companies to rapidly innovate by seamlessly linking sensor/device data to cloud based services - contributing to the growing need for active lifestyles and self-care management. Creating cost-effective convenience for consumers and caregivers, Vignet’s proven, pre-built personal health solutions enable sensors/devices to talk to commonly owned communication hubs such as smart phones, computers, tablets, televisions and internet portals.

“Vignet is providing a very key building block that will allow ANT+ to easily bridge fitness sensors into the wellness and medical arenas,” states Rod Morris, Director, ANT Wireless. “Essentially, ANT+ members can now use both existing and new sensors to enable complete Continua interoperable solutions. As an example, the same heart rate monitor used for fitness gains a whole new avenue of application in a structured health environment. ”

Praduman Jain (PJ), Vignet CEO adds: “Providing an opportunity for people to use their everyday mobile phones and computers to manage and improve their health is a key step in advancing anytime, anywhere healthcare and promoting wellness and prevention. We are pleased to work with ANT+ to provide an integrated solution which incorporates secure interoperable standards. This will enable personal health solutions across communication platforms, further creating new value for ANT+ members.”

Secure, user-friendly and scalable, the Vignet solutions enable new revenue streams for the ANT+ ecosystem including medical/biometric device manufacturers, payers, providers and home health and care management companies. Today, Vignet’s solutions are significantly reducing the cost of healthcare delivery, accelerating the deployment of new applications and improving operational efficiencies.

About Vignet Corporation (http://www.vignetcorp.com)
Vignet is a leading provider of interoperable connected health platform and integration services for the enablement of person-centric health solutions across the continuum of care including wellness, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease management, home care and independent living. Vignet’s platform and integrated personal health solutions are built using open interoperable standards and leverage the convergence of wireless personal health devices, Health 2.0, mobile devices, social media and the internet.

Vignet’s expertise delivers seamless, secure, and scalable interface solutions for medical/biometric device manufacturers, payers, providers and home health and care management companies. Vignet’s personal health solutions significantly reduce the cost of healthcare delivery, accelerate development of clinical applications and improve operational efficiency through scalable building blocks, powerful data integration, four screen display capabilities (phone, pc, television and web), dynamic analytics and seamless user experiences.

About ANT / ANT+ (http://www.thisisant.com)
ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications.

ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ Alliance member devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network key. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.

The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology. http://www.dynastream.com

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