AT&T announced an agreement with BlueLibris to provide wireless connectivity for a personal monitoring device. BlueLibris makes a small wearable device that allows real-time communication with an adult or child wearing the device through call-center capability.
“Providing a wireless connection to the BlueLibris device is a practical and affordable solution that makes sense for multiple segments, including parents who want to seamlessly monitor on the whereabouts of their young children,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships for AT&T, in a statement.
BlueLibris plans to add, subject to any required regulatory approval, near real-time monitoring of patient physical activity and physical information collected from other peripheral devices.
According to a press release, the device and platform are aimed at offering businesses such as HMOs, PERS Vendors, hospitals and care organizations the ability to rapidly deploy mobile monitoring services for their customers.
BlueLibris is a 3G device that features ARM-based low-power microprocessors and micro-sensor technology together with simultaneous cellular voice and data connectivity.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, AT&T added approximately 2 million emerging devices, which the company defines as devices other than phones. About 1.5 million of those emerging devices were connected devices like the BlueLibris, or M2M solutions.