The necklace-like device is made for at-home patients with chronic illnesses, such as congestive heart failure (CHF), COPD, hypertension, and renal failure.
The University of Pennsylvania's study will examine whether social incentives can improve adherence to home blood pressure monitoring in patients with hypertension.
The money will be used to support large scale studies for CarePredict's wearable device in senior living and home care settings.
The VITA health services enables remote patient monitoring of a variety of conditions such as CHF, diabetes, COPD, hypertension and other chronic illnesses.
Called iC LovedOnes, the product consists of a control unit and a tablet stand, with users being able to separately buy the tablet they want.
Expanded capabilities for medical monitoring, remote consultations, eldercare, and health and wellness applications will drive this growth.
Qualcomm's 2net Platform and Hub will be used to capture data from medical devices within a patient's home, and transmit it to Cerner's CareAware platform.
The company makes remote care and engagement technologies for older adults that are delivered through the TV; since January, Independa also has an iOS app.
The two parties aim to advance chronic care management using connected therapy to further improve quality, increase convenience and drive patient engagement.
The funds will be used to continue the company's global commercial expansion and to further move its solutions into the home-medical and consumer markets.