TRaC is now set to play an integral part in Continua’s Certification program, performing testing and certification on health care, fitness and medical devices including blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors and independent living aids, to ensure devices which display the Continua logo meet the requirements of the Continua Design Guidelines and its standards and specifications to establish interoperability of personal health devices.
Paul Russell, Director at TRaC, said: “Becoming a Continua Certified Test Laboratory is a significant step forward for us and allows us to expand our activities in the health care technologies market.
“For our clients in this sector this news also means we are officially a ‘one stop shop’ for their Continua needs; making the testing process more efficient and removing the need for separate test houses for ZigBee and Bluetooth technologies.”
Commenting Clint McClellan, Continua Board President and Chairman, and Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Qualcomm Life, said, “We are pleased to announce TRaC as a Continua Certified Test Laboratory. TRaC’s commitment to Continua and its expertise as a leading testing, consultancy, certification and global approval service will be invaluable in our Certification program.”
Continua is an international not-for-profit industry organization enabling end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and services. TRaC has been a member of Continua Health Alliance for more than two years and has played an active role in developing standards across the industry.
The organisation is a pioneer in establishing industry standards and security for connected health technologies such as smartphones, gateways and remote monitoring devices. Its activities include a certification and brand support program, events and collaborations to support technology and clinical innovation. It currently has nearly 250 member companies from around the world comprising of technology, medical device and health care and service providers.