As you all know, Qualcomm is committed to helping companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical and health service industries to innovate new connected mobile health solutions and business models. For years we have been working to build a global industry ecosystem to accelerate the convergence of wireless and health care, and to promote the many benefits that wireless health affords consumers, physicians, and the broken health care system as a whole.
Our Wireless Health group colleagues are personally committing themselves to the industry by launching the Qualcomm Wireless Fitness Challenge (QWFC), an internal Qualcomm competition that leverages the latest wireless technologies to improve our health and fitness. We have been divided into four, all-star teams comprised of thirty-two participants spanning four countries and three continents.
In order to track our progress in real-time, each of us has selected a Withings weight scale and/or a BodyMedia FIT armband to capture our weight loss, calories burned, sleep and activity levels. These devices wirelessly send our health data to the cloud, where we have built a platform that seamlessly “mashes up” our information from both devices and leverages the BodyMedia analytics.
Over the course of the QWFC I will be updating all of you on our experiences, (hopefully!) weight loss and improved fitness levels, and of course, the team rankings. I may be biased, but my team seems like a shoe-in for the grand prize! Get ready for video testimonials and photos of our team struggling together through the QWFC!