September 25, 2014 – LionsGate Technologies Inc. (LGTmedical)
Low-cost app-device that connects pulse oximeter sensors to mobile phones and tablets now available on iOS 8.
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada – September 25, 2014 – LionsGate Technologies, Inc. (LGTmedical) has launched an iOS 8 pulse oximeter app-device called Kenek Edge™.
“Apple says that iOS 8 just might be the beginning of a health revolution. Their timing is excellent. Mobile health is a rapidly growing market, responding to the increasing need for people to check, track, and personalize their health information,” said Tom Walker, President and CEO of LGTmedical.
Kenek Edge is an app and a sensor that turns a mobile device into a pulse oximeter so people can spot-check their blood oxygen levels (SpO2) and heart rate, two of the most important vital signs. Most people aren’t familiar with a pulse oximeter but that is changing as awareness of what is often called “the fifth vital sign” (blood oxygen saturation) increases, and mobile pulse oximeters become more affordable.
According to a report published by Vancouver-based iData Research on September 15, 2014, the market for pulse oximeters in the U.S., Asia Pacific, and Europe is expected to grow to over $1.3 billion by 2020. Consumers are enjoying new mobile health (mHealth) technology for home users never before available.
“The Kenek Edge pulse oximeter is positioned to challenge leading manufacturers with novel mHealth technology that has been proven around the world and documented by physicians and engineers in numerous peer-reviewed publications,” added Walker. “It is the best pulse oximeter for less than $50.”
The Kenek Core™ universal interface enables standard sensors to easily connect to mobile devices through the audio port. This means the device is driven entirely by the app software in the smartphone or tablet. Because there are no batteries, processors, wireless networks or device displays, the Kenek Edge pulse oximeter costs less than comparable products without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
“I’ve never liked the word ‘disruptive’ when it comes to technology but our app-device is truly a game-changer: it’s the highest-quality oximeter in the world for its price,” said Walker.
The Kenek Edge app is a free download from the Apple App Store. The Kenek Edge sensor is available for purchase on Amazon.com for $44.95 and free shipping. Learn more: www.lgtmedical.com/kenekedge/
About LionsGate Technologies Inc. (LGTmedical)
LGTmedical is a spin-off company of the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Child & Family Research Institute, and BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It has leveraged the synergies of award-winning interdisciplinary research, global foundations, and business expertise to establish the innovative core technologies, infrastructure, and partnerships and become a leading mHealth company. LGTmedical is focused on product and channel development to achieve the most scalable and clinically impactful global mobile health solutions. The company is ISO 13485:2003 certified.
Kenek, Kenek Edge, and Kenek Core are trademarks of LionsGate Technologies Inc.
Kenek Edge is a mobile application (app) and sensor device that can help people gain access to useful information when and where they need it. The information is for sports, recreational, and aviation use only. Kenek Edge is not a medical device.
Pamela Clarke, Director, Marketing and Communications, LGTmedical
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pamela.clarke (at) lgtmedical.com