A&D Medical out of San Jose, California just received the first Continua certification for its Bluetooth blood pressure monitor and weight scale. The Continua universal medical connectivity protocol certification means that the devices will be interoperable with other Continua labeled products, allowing customers to shop around among different manufacturers for at-home monitoring tools.
The A&D Medical UA-767PBT-C automatic blood pressure monitor with Bluetooth wireless technology and the UC-321PBT-C precision weight scale with Bluetooth wireless technology were certified as conforming to the Continua Version One Design Guidelines, incorporating the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) and the ISO/IEEE 11073 data protocols. Compliance to these guidelines allows for interoperability between all Continua Certified™ devices and enables manufacturers to create health information systems easily and efficiently.
The UA-767PBT series of devices is clinically validated for accuracy and meets ANSI/AAMI SP10 standards Both the UA-767PBT-C and UC-321PBT-C Continua Certified™ and Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices are already available for purchase. A&D Medical is already hard at work developing its next Continua compliant devices, which are expected to be certified later this year.