iHealth ecosystem of products connect to iOS and Android smartphones
Exertis, a major B2B and retail distributor, has announced it has agreed a contract with connected healthcare company, iHealth, to distribute the company’s range of connected health products in the UK. The partnership, effective immediately, will see Exertis distribute the full iHealth range including blood pressure monitors, wireless scales, fitness devices and glucometers.
The iHealth ecosystem of products connect to iOS and Android smartphones. With the free iHealth MyVitals app, users can analyse and follow their health statistics, trends and simultaneously share them with their doctors or families.
iHealth also offers a product line for health professionals, paired with an iHealthPro app that allows doctor and patient to connect to one another.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, iHealth is a brand of the Andon Health group, a Chinese OEM company with 20 years of medical equipment experience. It arrived in the US in 2009 and launched in Europe in 2013, and claims to have over 50% share of the connected health market.
In 2011, iHealth launched the first mobile-app enabled blood pressure device. In 2012, it launched the first wireless blood pressure monitor, and in 2013, the first wireless blood glucose monitor.
Joe Officer, head of accessories for Exertis, commented: “Health services globally are struggling with the burden of growing, aging populations and continue to put more emphasis onto patients directly to monitor their own well-being. And more generally, consumers themselves want to use their increasing number of connected devices to proactively stay in tune with their bodies. The potential for iHealth in the UK is vast.”
Stéphane Kerrien, European sales director, iHealth, said: “Our partnership with Exertis is a strategic decision to help us continue our growth plans for the UK market. Especially as we increase our footprint in the major retail, specialist and online channels, Exertis’ breadth of relationships and logistical strength will be invaluable.”