This is an interesting article for a couple of reasons.
From what I’ve seen, and heard GE doesn’t typically access technology from other businesses, preferring its own developments – so there must be something special about this particular implementation.
There’s been a lot of noise recently about GE driving analytics in health care, which we’re keen to see of course. This board is obviously enable devices to collect information as the basis of those analytics.
Eurotech was created in 1992 as an idea factory, and has been
growing steadily ever since. Today Eurotech is a leading international group whose main focus is research and development. The group implements cutting-edge technologies to improve daily life, making it simpler, safer and more comfortable.
Eurotech’s strategic direction is to define and penetrate new and emerging markets, breaking traditional barriers through innovation. With this vision in mind, Eurotech has focused its research and development on key high-growth sectors like pervasive computing, to create innovative, integrated solutions (including software, hardware, middleware and support services) that offer the flexibility and scalability needed to capture new market opportunities. This spirit of innovation and standard of excellence have, in a just a few years, made Eurotech a leader in the field of high technology for computer miniaturization.
The company’s headquarters are located in Amaro (Italy), with offices in Kansas City (Kansas, USA), Columbia (Maryland, USA), Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), Cambridge (UK), Lyon (France), Helsinki (Finland), Varese (Italy), Trento (Italy), München (Germany), Chengdu (China), Beijing (China) and Okayama (Japan).
COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Eurotech Group, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today that it has signed a contract with GE Healthcare to provide the embedded computing platform, based on the TurboXb computer on module product, for a future data capture device accessory. The multi-year contract is worth over one million dollars for Eurotech.
“With the Eurotech embedded board operating as the computing platform for our device accessory, we will be able to support medical staff in various healthcare environments,” commented Pamela Jackson Hall, General Manager for GE Healthcare Systems. “We look forward to applying Eurotech’s expertise in the design and build process for medical devices as we develop our device to go to the market with a minimum of delay and uncertainty.
“GE Healthcare is moving quickly to develop their device to improve patient care by minimizing reporting error and recording health data accurately,” explained Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech Inc. “Eurotech drives to deliver digital technologies for a better world, and with GE Healthcare, we are working together to do just that.”
The contract covers both hardware production units and engineering services centered on the TurboXb embedded computer from Eurotech that powers the GE Healthcare device accessory
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems. Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality and efficiency around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
Eurotech is a global leader in the design, development and production of application-ready embedded computers and systems. Eurotech architects systems that help companies bring their products to market quickly through the latest technologies with advanced graphics capabilities, low-power consumption, and robust functionality. Eurotech specializes in helping customers connect their applications to the latest available wireless, mobile and enabling technologies. Eurotech develops digital technologies aiming to create a better world by making everyday life safer and more comfortable, today and for tomorrow. For more information, please visit the Eurotech website at http://www.eurotech.com.