Bluetooth SIG Executive Director to Speak at 2nd Annual Digital Health Summit at CES

Discusses the Role of Bluetooth Technology for Remote Monitoring in Digital Healthcare Systems

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle hinges greatly on individual commitment, preventative care, and available access to personal fitness goals and information. Bluetooth wireless technology bridges the gap between all three of these aspects by allowing users to monitor their health in real-time and providing them with up-to-the-minute fitness information simply, safely, and securely. Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), will expand on this topic during a panel discussion at the second annual Digital Health Summit at CES 2011. The panel, The Role of Remote Monitoring in Digital Healthcare Systems, will explore the importance of mobile health devices in the healthcare industry and will also highlight other available communication technologies that are allowing users to take control of their personal health in their everyday lives.

The highly anticipated panel will bring together leaders in the wireless, fitness, and healthcare arenas to explore one of digital health’s most talked about subjects, remote monitoring.

“Wireless technology is a key component for easily monitoring health and fitness conditions as it enables instant data transfer, allowing patients to view critical information in real time,” said Foley. “Bluetooth wireless technology has been around for over 10 years and has continued to innovate with new use cases and applications and we are thrilled to now be bringing this expertise to the mobile health space. We look forward to sharing our ideas and our knowledge at this year’s Digital Health Summit at CES 2011.”

Fellow panelists include:

  • Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Tech and Service Department, Meridian Health
  • Andrew Arroyo, Vice President of IT, eCardio
  • Jason Goldberg, President, Ideal Life

Now in its second year, The Digital Health Summit at CES focuses on the growing market of consumer-based innovations that sit at the convergence of technology and healthcare. The one–day summit and exhibition of more than 65 companies will bring together healthcare industry executives developers, manufacturers, buyers, distributors, service providers, academicians, and more, to examine the fast-growing digital health industry, and take a look at the trends and technologies leading the way and explore its future.

For more information about the Digital Health Summit, including agenda and speaker bios, visit:

About Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Bluetooth wireless technology is the global wireless standard enabling connectivity for a broad range of personal electronic devices. The technology continues to evolve, building on its inherent strengths – small-form factor radio, low power, low cost, built-in security, robustness, ease-of-use, and ad hoc networking abilities. Bluetooth v4.0 unifies these evolutionary advancements and provides manufacturers and consumers with low energy and high-speed features for connecting wirelessly. Manufacturers and consumers can choose to activate one or all of these features in Bluetooth enabled devices, depending on device functionality. More than eight new Bluetooth enabled products are qualified every working day, and more than 30 million Bluetooth units ship each week. With more than three billion devices in the marketplace, Bluetooth technology is the only proven wireless choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide.

About the Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, consumer electronics, automotive and network industries, is driving development of Bluetooth wireless technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes Promoter member companies Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, along with more than 13,500 Associate and Adopter member companies. The Bluetooth SIG, Inc. headquarters are located in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A. For more information please visit

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