Sleep better with Meridian Health and iMPak Health SleepTrak NFC health app
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 03rd, 2011 at 12:00 PM Filed Under Latest News
Sleep better with Meridian Health and iMPak Health SleepTrak NFC health app on T-Mobile’s network
If you haven’t fully woken up yet because you had a bad night of sleep, this post may be for you as the non-profit organization Meridian Health and iMPak health have teamed app to launch the SleepTrak NFC health app and sleep monitoring service on T-Mobile’s waves. NFC continues its march into healthcare, and this time we are seeing an NFC health app that actually monitors your sleep. The system currently works with the Nokia Astound NFC phone in combination with the SleepTrak card. The SleepTrak card is a credit card-sized wireless device that is worn on the upper arm. On the free downloadable SleepTrak NFC health app, users collect and transfer valuable data about sleep patterns and symptoms associated with inefficient sleep via NFC.
“With this deployment, we successfully combined the expertise of a health care organization, a telemedicine technology company, and a wireless operator to deliver cost-effective, easy-to-use tools that allow users to take control of their own health and act on the information provided,” said Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Technology and Service Development at Meridian Health.
Benefits of the SleepTrack NFC health app
Healthcare professionals now have the ability to collect clinical data while connecting with patients seamlessly no matter their location when using the SleepTrak NFC health app. If you are having trouble sleeping or are always tired, your doctors can now get detailed information about your sleep patterns to identify if there is an issue and then work with patients to rectify situations. See more details about the SleepTrak health app below.
SleepTrak NFC health app features
- Instantly calculate sleep efficiency with state-of-the-art NFC Technology
- Record and graph your sleep patterns nightly
- Visualize sleep trends over time
- Share results with your physician to determine if more diagnostic tests should be completed
- Answer basic sleep questions with the diary function
The SleepTrak NFC health app combines data on your sleep with common daily symptoms and activities into a core sleep assessment that can show you the impact of lifestyle on your sleep patterns. Data collected can be shared from the SleepTrak NFC health app via e-mail and used as a baseline assessment for a more comprehensive sleep study.
“In today’s digital age, the lack of quality sleep is one of the main health concerns of both men and women,” said Carol Ash, M.D., Board certified Sleep Expert at Meridian Health. “Linking the SleepTrak offerings to a NFC-capable device on T-Mobile’s network will increase the user’s access and visibility to critical health-related information in a convenient and unobtrusive way.”
“T-Mobile sees NFC as one of the ways we can deliver value to our customers and help businesses evolve,” said Matt Millen, Vice President of Small and Medium Business Sales at T-Mobile USA. “Our NFC-capable smartphones on T-Mobile’s reliable nationwide 4G network are helping iMPak Health and Meridian Health to bring complex capabilities, like a professional sleep assessment session, to the consumer market for a fraction of the price. The opportunities for NFC technology appear limitless.”
How to get the SleepTrak NFC health app
We are starting to see more applications for healthcare that use NFC recently, and the SleepTrak NFC health app is no exception. The Nokia Astound is available from T-Mo for $30 and the SleepTrack card can be snapped up from Amazon for under $30. However what isn’t mentioned in the press release is that the system works with the Nexus S also. All you need do then to take advantage of the SleepTrak NFC health app is download the app from the Nokia Ovi store.