ARM and US TrustedCare teamed up to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions

November 21, 2016
Both companies will build firmware, software, and APIs for healthcare and wellness, using existing industry standards. Third-parties will be able to integrate medical management systems seamlessly, said ARM.

The main platform

“ARM is the most widely deployed processor technology in smartphones and wearables, devices we expect to be the main platform for securely gathering medical data and acquiring a patient’s biometric identity and consent,” according to Shiv Ramamurthi, healthcare technology director at ARM.

“US TrustedCare is a pioneer in remote monitoring and together we can help improve healthcare efficiency by enabling providers to gather trusted data, helping them make timely clinical decisions and deliver better care at lower cost.”

Winner of phase 1

The two companies submitted a joint proposal to the “Move Health Data Forward Challenge”, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was chosen as a winner of Phase 1.

“TrustedCare is focused on allowing health care providers to work in a coordinated way to enable the sustained recovery of patients. We are excited to work with ARM to create a new level of capability that allows providers to deliver more positive outcomes for patients as well as benefiting from the shared savings that will be generated,” said TrustedCare CEO, Ramkrishna Prakash.

Healthcare device development holds a lot of risks:  regulatory approvals, data security, and more recently, concerns that readings were not accurate. But the technology is everywhere, so this type of development will only likely continue.