06.11.2012
ForaCare First to Introduce Dual Mobile Connectivity for BP, Glucose Devices Company to Showcase New Diamond Line of Personal Health Monitors at MEDICA 2012, New Connectivity and Mobile Platform to be featured at ForaCare booth #[15F41]
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, November 6th, 2012

ForaCare Suisse AG located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, announced today it will be exhibiting at the MEDICA meeting November 14-17, 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany to showcase the latest in personal health monitors – its FORA Diamond Series Product line including blood glucose measurement tools that connect with its new mobile application (app), iFORA and the new Diamond blood pressure monitor.

ForaCare Suisse AG is the first in the world to introduce dual mobile connectivity with its devices including BGM on both Android and iOS mobile platforms.  The new mobile technology integrates with ForaCare’s FORA Diamond series and allows users to transmit their health monitoring data to their mobile device.  ForaCare’s booth is #[15F41].

The main focus of the ForaCare exhibit will be its Diamond MINI blood pressure monitoring device and its connectivity to both Android ® and IOS® platforms with its iFORA mobile application (app).  The innovative iFORA Blood Glucose Manager App combines with a sleek design and simple, user-friendly operations. 

iFORA gives users the ability to transmit their individual blood glucose data from their blood glucose meter to their mobile devices through Bluetooth connectivity. To view the new app, visit the iTunes ® Store or Google Play ®. 

ForaCare will demonstrate the advanced features of the new Diamond blood pressure monitor including Averaging Mode and Irregular Rapid Beat Mode.  Averaging mode provides a more accurate measurement of BP by making three consecutive measurements and providing an average of the three. Irregular heartbeats can be accurately detected with the device’s Irregular Rapid Beat Mode.   

ForaCare received an overwhelming response to this new health monitoring technology platform and products from visitors at the recent European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting recently.

“ForaCare Suisse AG is honored to present at MEDICA.  We received a positive reaction to visitors at EASD and it served to confirm we have the right products for the market.  At MEDICA, we will be presenting the latest in blood pressure monitoring with our new iFORA mobile application that integrates with our devices and Telehealth System,” said Ty-Minh Tan, CEO of ForaCare Suisse AG.  “We continue commitment to delivering only the highest quality, accurate products to the market.”

ABOUT DIAMOND SERIES PRODUCTS
The Diamond Series devices make it possible for patients to self-monitor as well as track their conditions to better control them. There is significant evidence that patients who monitor their chronic conditions have better glycemic control, leading to improved therapy outcomes and lower risk of long-term complications.

ForaCare provides flexible solutions to bridge gaps among medical devices including glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, and thermometers to transmission gateways and the Internet-based backend system.

FREEDOM FROM PAPER LOGBOOKS
The iFORA app provides a simple-to-use program that eliminates the need for paper logbooks and can sort and organize personal health data quickly and easily, allowing users to gain a better understanding of their own health situation in real time.

As an example, users who are managing their health using personal monitoring devices, blood glucose data can be easily integrated to help them stay within their target ranges for food intake and exercise and allow for easier medication adherence.  A simple trend chart shows them how they are doing and whether they are on track, allowing them to make up-to-the-minute adjustments to maintain optimal control of their diabetes and overall health. 

Easily integrated via ForaCare’s TeleHealth System, iFORA allows patients easily transmit information from their mobile device to their medical professional, whenever and wherever, allowing better self-management and providing a tool for doctors to respond in real time to patient need by analyzing the data provided by the patient.

VALIDATION
All ForaCare monitoring devices are validated as highly accurate in the industry and provide superior quality directly to consumers.  FORA Blood Glucose Monitors are validated according to ISO 15197 requirements at an internationally renowned diabetes institute in Ulm, Germany. ForaCare provides FDA cleared and CE marked innovative health monitoring devices that provide simple connection to the FORA system. For more information, please visit http://www.ForaCare.ch

About ForaCare Suisse AG: http://www.foracare.ch
For more product informaiton and support: http://www.foracare.ch/support.html

Contact:

Elena Birrer

Elena.birrer@foracare.com

+41-71-220-1001

SOURCE ForaCare Suisse AG

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