Continua Health Alliance specifies GCF as requirement for personal health device certification

Continua Health Alliance has specified Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification as a pre-requisite for Continua Certification of personal health devices incorporating 3GPP wireless connectivity.

Continua is the international industry organisation dedicated to advancing personal connected health by promoting end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and establishing industry standards for interoperability.

GCF’s proven ‘test once, use anywhere’ certification scheme provides an assurance of a 3GPP wireless device’s interoperability across different mobile networks. 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) maintains the GSM and 3G/HSPA standards and has become the focal point for the development of specifications for LTE and future mobile systems.

Since February 2011 Continua and GCF have been working collaboratively to study certification for wireless personal health devices.

The latest Continua Certification Specification requires personal health devices incorporating 3GPP wireless connectivity to be GCF-Certified in advance of being submitted for Continua Certification.

Continua also endorses PTCRB Certification for devices intended for use on the networks of PTCRB members.

“Our collaboration with GCF has been extremely beneficial. Together, we developed an effective way to apply relevant elements of GCF wireless certification to streamline the certification of new classes of health devices and sensors that incorporate mobile technology,” said Clint McClellan, Continua board president and Chairman, and senior director of strategic marketing, Qualcomm Life, Inc. “By providing the right framework for standards-based interfaces, Continua aims to spur innovation and remove barriers to global implementation and adoption of personal connected health.”

FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more
RECENT ARTICLES

IoT CMP vendors add eSIM management capabilities to simplify logistics and localise connectivity

Posted on: December 1, 2021

Gothenburg, Sweden. 30 November 2021 – Berg Insight, the IoT market research provider, released new findings about the market for IoT connectivity management platforms (CMPs), a standard component in the value proposition from mobile operators and IoT MVNOs around the world. Recent developments in the domains of network virtualisation, SIM technology and LPWA networking are

Read more

5 things to keep in mind when designing for IoT

Posted on: December 1, 2021

“It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.”  The IoT (Internet of Things) is an exciting set of new technologies designed to connect various devices and networks in a wide range of applications. The IoT landscape is changing rapidly. More devices are being connected to the internet every day.

Read more