TapCheck to launch NFC medical devices

Hong Kong based Plus Prevention is set to launch a range of NFC-enabled healthcare devices

A range of NFC-enabled healthcare and wellness devices developed by Hong Kong-based Plus Prevention are to be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin on 6 September.

The TapCheck range includes blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, body fat scales and a pedometer, as well as two smartphone apps.

“All data from these devices can be transferred by a simple tap to any Android NFC smartphone or tablet,” says Plus Prevention.

“All collected information can also be printed or shared easily by email or SMS with your health therapists and specialists, pharmacists, hospital doctors, family members or friends at your own discretion.”

‘Unlike other technologies used in connected devices, NFC offers many advantages for end user, such as no setting or pairing between the devices and very competitive and attractive price,” says Alain Chemla, Plus Prevention’s managing director. “TapCheck applications and products are intuitive and very friendly to use.”

Pricing for the devices has not yet been revealed. “We can say that retail price is going to be aggressive to make TapCheck connected health devices accessible to every wallet,” the company’s Anthony Guchet told NFC World. “In our opinion, connected health devices should not be reserved to some ‘happy few’ as it is the case at the moment with other technologies.”

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