A deep collaboration to supercharge connected health
June 13, 2016: OLATHE, Kan. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. and LifeQ today announced a deep collaboration to ensure health data generated from its wearable devices delivers on current and future high efficacy information requirements of the health insurance and corporate wellness ecosystems. By combining the market-leading wearable devices of Garmin with the unique on-device and cloud based biomathematical capabilities of LifeQ the two companies will deliver a joint digital health solution as part of the broader health ecosystem.
This highly integrative collaboration enables personalized and continuous tracking of physiological parameters related to sleep, stress, activity and nutrition as well as risk metrics as required by the insurance and pharmaceutical industry (such as cardiovascular age). The data enables health insurers to further analyze population risk factors to define new products and services that are more personalized and seek to lower the cost of health care delivery across the world. In addition, these personalized data streams provide the necessary insights and context to assist consumers in making smarter health and lifestyle decisions for themselves and their families.
With its world leading computational systems biology expertise, LifeQ ensures a unique scientific approach to the delivery of individual physiological information from wearable and other data sources. Combined with the patented LifeQ biomathematical engine, a range of physiological measures that are currently inaccessible, costly and invasive are now available via LifeQ’s API for ecosystem members to integrate with.
Quote from Riaan Conradie (Co-Founder & COO LifeQ):
“The connected health and insurance ecosystem of the future will be propelled forward to a whole new level through rapid delivery of personalized physiological information that is now possible due to rapid advances in hardware and analytics capabilities,” said Riaan Conradie Co-Founder and COO of LifeQ. “By combining LifeQ’s computational systems biology based on-device and cloud based analytics products with Garmin’s world leading devices we will jointly open up a range of high value personalized solutions to the health and life insurance industry. We are very excited about this preferred partnership.”
LifeQ and Garmin have a joint passion for data generation and delivery to enable health transformation services, and this collaboration will strengthen the ecosystem in the rapidly growing connected health market.
“Garmin is excited to team up with LifeQ to enable the advancement of the healthcare industry,” said Allison Swelin, manager of Garmin Health sales and marketing. “Garmin wearables are being used across a number of healthcare applications as a tool to help monitor things like activity levels, all-day heart rate and sleep.”