Qualcomm offers telemonitoring technology

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm is jumping into the increasingly hot telemonitoring market, releasing wireless mobile network technology which will allow consumers to monitor varied health conditions. Qualcomm is offering a line of cell phones which will integrate capabilities such as blood glucose monitoring. The phones, which will converge with biosensors and medical devices, will also be capable of tracking other health indices such as aerobic activity. To run the related network, dubbed LifeComm, Qualcomm will create a "mobile virtual network," meaning that they'll run their service over the network run by a large carrier such as Sprint Nextel or Verizon Wireless. Qualcomm already works with medical device companies, such as San Diego's CardioNet, which uses Qualcomm technology to transmit data from its heart monitoring device to physicians.

To learn more about Qualcomm's plans:
- read this San Diego Union-Tribune article