June 6, 2018

Bluetooth technology may be the gold standard in connected health, but what about the pitfalls? One diabetes management company argues that cell-enabled technology is the way to go.

Bluetooth technology has become the wireless technology of choice for digital health devices – and for good.

“It’s very easy to implement into a device, and there’s virtually no cost, it’s an open-source technology,” Cliff McIntosh, CEO of Smart Meter, told MD+DI. “But if you talk to the patients and providers there are a number of pitfalls with Bluetooth technology, and we’ve heard it over and over.”

Those pitfalls are the reason Smart Meter decided to go the less-common route and make its device for diabetes management cell-enabled instead of using a Bluetooth connection to transmit data from the patient’s device to the physician.

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