The POGO serves two roles as a “hub”: First, it allows medical devices which only connect by USB to exchange data with the web without the need for a laptop or PC. This greatly reduces the cost and complexity for the user, while making self-monitoring solutions completely mobile for “on-the-go”
Aseptika’s Founder and MD, Kevin Auton described how this was achieved: “As a Medtech devices and solutions company, we need to move quickly, which means tightly coupling design, development and manufacture of software, firmware, electronics, casework and Cloud-based informatics. Even for a relatively simple product such as the POGO, because it is unique everything had to be developed from a blank sheet to provide the first of a series of solutions we need. Working with local companies, such as RGE Ltd in Huntingdon, who developed our designs into parts which could be injection molded and manufactured at scale and quickly, has enabled us to bring POGO rapidly to market, giving us first mover advantage. RGE worked closely with us to help make our core parts and it is great for us that both companies are located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. You really can’t beat the ability to walk down the road (5,800 steps) and collaborate face-to-face when speed to market is essential.”
Colin Ramsay, Technical Account Manager, RGE Group said: “Aseptika’
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Caption: Activ8rlives POGO Hub for Smartphones and Tablets allows the synchronisation of data from Activ8rlives USB medical devices (Peak Flow meter (http://activ8rlives.hostedbywebstore.co.uk/
About Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives)
Our strategy is to develop expert information systems which can be used by laypeople and shared with their healthcare service providers, to better self-manage long-term conditions through self-monitoring. Activ8rlives integrates simple monitoring devices that capture an individual’s various health parameters. This information is brought together in the Company’s servers so that it can be viewed to warn of impending ill health and to support them in maintaining wellbeing. This also means that this information is available anywhere and at any time. A natural extension is development of a home-based test predicting flare-ups in chest infections in those who have long-term respiratory conditions, to reduce hospital admissions and improve healthcare.
The Company offers a range of health monitors, from step counters through to smart scales, smartphone Food Diary App to peak flow meters and pulse oximeters. The online communities combine empowerment through self-monitoring with the added dynamic of group support and motivation. Groups can be led by laypeople, family, carers or healthcare workers to improve wellbeing and maintain health.
Users can track: physical activity, body composition and weight, lung function and cardiovascular health, blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol, C-reactive protein, International Normalized Ratio (INR), medication and bacterial infection markers. Custom trackers such as: dress size, training sessions, pool laps per session, runs per week, sleep duration, allergy reactions, mood, fertility, temperature – in fact anything that can be measured – can be created. Activ8rlives is free to use and there are no joining or subscription fees.
For more information on Aseptika Ltd and Activ8rlives and products, please visit: www.activ8rlives.com
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About RGE Engineering
RGE Group specialises in precision plastic injection mouldings, tooling and product development engineering. Innovation and quality is at the heart of what we do. With over 45 years’ experience, RGE Group (http://www.rgegroup.com/
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