DoCoMo and Omron make JV to “develop and provide a wide range of innovative healthcare support services” WoW.. http://bit.ly/NlwS0P
This, while better late than never, Will.Be.Huge… if you’re looking to Japan for the future = Watch this space [Eds]
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, and Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd., one of the largest Japanese manufactures of health and medical equipment and health management services, announced today their joint establishment of docomo Healthcare, Inc., a new company that will design, develop and provide a wide range of innovative healthcare support services.
docomo Healthcare, Inc. will link smartphones with Omron Healthcare instruments, such as body composition, blood pressure and sleep monitors, to enable customers to easily gather the readings and upload them to the cloud, integrating various types of information for seamless and complete management of health-related data.
The new company will also offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of all lifestyles and the various stages of life by cooperating with various content providers, including companies in health-related fields.
By the end of March 2013, DOCOMO’s i Bodymo® and docomo Healthcare services will be combined with Omron Healthcare’s WellnessLINK, a data-linking service for measurement devices, to offer new and comprehensive healthcare support services.
Through the establishment of this new company, DOCOMO and Omron Healthcare will tap the resources of both companies to make a full-scale entry into the healthcare services market and vastly advance healthcare communications.