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A&D Medical releases first Continua Certified™ blood pressure monitor and weight scale

 New products expand the Continua Health Alliance roster of interoperable devices

Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2009 – Furthering its legacy as a pioneer and innovator in telemedicine devices, A&D Medical today announced the release of the first Continua Certified™ blood pressure monitor and the first certified weight scale. The certification of these two Bluetooth® wireless technology products significantly increases the number of market-ready, interoperable devices available in the Continua Health Alliance ecosystem.

The A&D Medical UA-767PBT-C automatic blood pressure monitor with Bluetoothwireless technology and the UC-321PBT-C precision weight scale  with Bluetooth wireless technology were certified as conforming to the Continua Version One Design Guidelines, incorporating the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) and the ISO/IEEE 11073 data protocols. Compliance to these guidelines allows for interoperability between all Continua Certified™ devices and enables manufacturers to create health information systems easily and efficiently.

Both weight and blood pressure information are vital to the care of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes. With these newly certified devices, A&D Medical expands the number of physiological parameters a Continua compliant solution can include.

The UA-767PBT series of devices is clinically validated for accuracy and meets ANSI/AAMI SP10 standards Both the UA-767PBT-C and UC-321PBT-C Continua Certified™ and Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices are already available for purchase. A&D Medical is already hard at work developing its next Continua compliant devices, which are expected to be certified later this year.

About A&D Medical –

Since 1977, A&D Medical has been manufacturing and distributing a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and healthcare products for home and professional use. The company has established itself as a leader in home health monitoring technology through the development and introduction of unique products. A&D Medical offers leading telemedicine solutions for remote patient monitoring of heart disease and other chronic diseases through wired and Bluetooth® wireless systems for health system integrators.

About Continua Health Alliance

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of the finest healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 200 member companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management.

UA-767PBT-C  UC-321PBT-C     continua
 UA-767PBT-C                      UC-321PBT-C

Media contacts:

For more information about A&D Medical, contact:
Takashi Watnabe at [email protected]

For more information about Continua Health Alliance, contact:
Blair Cook or Ann Jansen at [email protected]

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