Illuminate, the company behind the Illuminate Tusd device, announced today that it is planning to launch its first device in the United States this week.
The company has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its device to run on a wireless network.
The FCC approved the device because it can be used to transmit health information from a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device to a central hub that then transmits it to an app on an app store or other digital device.
The device can be worn as a wearable bracelet, wristband, or wristband accessory, and it will be available for preorder starting this week on Amazon and the Google Play Store.
“The health of the world needs a new wearable device that delivers data from the sensor to the user,” said Mike Czarnik, CEO and cofounder of Illuminate.
“A wireless network allows us to provide an open-source, cloud-based service to the world.
We believe this approach is the next frontier for wearable technology, one that will enable the world to move towards a smarter, healthier world.”
The company says it has received about $2.5 million in funding to date from a number of large investors, including Google Ventures, Digital Currency Group, and Accel Partners.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to build on the incredible momentum we are witnessing with the launch of the Illumine Tusid device and bring our vision of a smart, wearable device to life,” said Josh Miller, cofounder and COO of Illumine.
“This partnership with the FCC is a huge win for consumers and for health care.
Consumers can be assured that their health data is secure, while healthcare providers can continue to rely on data from their devices for diagnostics and treatments.”
The device, which has a 3-inch display and weighs a mere 10 grams, will have three different modes.
It can be paired with a phone to allow health data to be transmitted to a smartphone or tablet, or can be turned on and off at will.
Illuminate says that the company is working with both Apple and Google to develop the hardware for the device.
For now, Illuminate will only be shipping the device to retailers, and will have to get approval from regulators to expand its distribution.
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