Biggest Challenges in Safety-Critical Healthcare IoT Connectivity
Irvine, Calif., May 8, 2017 – Thirdwayv, a leading provider of end-to-end connectivity solutions for mission-critical IoT applications, today announced it has been issued a key U.S. patent for technology that enables seamless and secure connectivity for life sustaining medical devices and other safety-critical applications.“This is an exciting time for Thirdwayv as we accelerate our development programs with lead customers and help them prepare for the launch of innovative new IoT healthcare offerings that will be used by tens of millions of patients,” said James Kamke, Thirdwayv chief executive officer. “Steady progress in building our Intellectual Property portfolio continues which will help enable the company to become a leader in secure connectivity for medical devices and other mission critical applications.”
Thirdwayv’s proprietary technology enables Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobile phones to be used to connect with and control medical devices in safety-critical IoT applications such as health monitoring and implantable drug delivery systems. The company’s proven, end-to-end technology and system architecture starts at the hardware level to enable a “security by design” approach to creating a trusted IoT environment. It can also be used for a variety of other mission-critical applications, from securing access to healthcare data to enabling new capabilities for smart homes, businesses and factories, asset tracking, connected cars and critical infrastructure.
Thirdwayv’s end-to-end solution for secure peer-to-peer connectivity encompasses all device-to-device and smartphone-to-device wireless links and connectivity, the smartphone app controlling the medical device, and identity management. The solution optimizes security while meeting FDA safety mandates by using a distributed root of trust that eliminates any single point of failure and turning BYOD phones into a combination of cloud gateways and medical device controllers. The BYOD phones can control medical devices and receive secure over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates even without continuous cloud connectivity.
Thirdwayv helps its customers create secure, wireless IoT products and services for applications in healthcare, smart homes and buildings, industry automation and critical infrastructure. The company’s solutions improve how the world monitors and manages disease while automating processes and creating better, more personalized user experiences. The company is the first to turn any iOS or Android smartphone into a secure IoT device controller and cloud gateway that can ensure continuous system operation and access to firmware updates. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model is designed to give customers the fastest path to IoT product and service deployment. For more details, please visit the Thirdwayv website at https://www.thirdwayv.com.