BodyTel Joins Continua Health Alliance

Press Release | BodyTel | June 25, 2012
  • GlucoTel to be compatible with Continua-certified devices
  • Easier integration of GlucoTel into other telehealth systems
  • Continua consortium works on communication standards for telehealth solutions

Telehealth solution provider BodyTel Europe GmbH has become a member of the “Continua Health Alliance”. Among other things, the industry organization promotes its own standard for the transmission of medical data based on the Bluetooth health device profile (HDP). BodyTel will initially adapt its blood glucose meter GlucoTel to comply with the consortium’s standards. As a result, the device will be interoperable with other Continua-certified products. Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of more than 240 healthcare and technology companies. The alliance is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions.

“The Continua certification will make GlucoTel compatible with a large number of telehealth systems from leading manufacturers. This especially benefits companies that are setting up a telehealth solution together with BodyTel – they rely on a safe standard and save both development effort and cost,” commented Stefan Schraps, CEO of BodyTel Europe GmbH. “In addition, our work in the consortium will help create future standards and lets us establish close relationships with industry peers.”

BodyTel creates telehealth communication solutions, for instance for the pharmaceutical industry or medical device manufacturers. These systems are based on BodyTel’s own medically certified system: The digital upper arm blood pressure meter PressureTel, the digital scale WeightTel, and the blood glucose meter GlucoTel immediately and automatically transmit measured data to a compatible mobile phone or Home Gateway. The data is then loaded via internet connection into the web-based BodyTel Center database. The portal can be accessed using a standard internet connection and browser. BodyTel either adapts particular components or aids companies in setting up completely individual systems. All of BodyTel’s components are certified medical devices and can be used instantly in patient therapy, without any further validation process.

About BodyTel

BodyTel Europe GmbH is a German telehealth solution provider based in Bad Wildungen. The company specializes in the development of innovative medical communication platforms and devices, e.g. for monitoring chronic diseases. BodyTel combines expertise from telecommunication, internet and medical technology. Based on its certified communication platform, the company creates individual telehealth solutions for other companies or extends existing devices by telehealth functionality. In addition, BodyTel offers products and services for the chronically ill, enabling monitoring of health data like blood glucose levels, blood pressure, or weight. These products include the blood glucose meter and Diabetes management system GlucoTel, the digital upper arm blood pressure meter PressureTel, and the digital scale WeightTel. More information can be found on or

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