Rockley Photonics Holdings Limited (NYSE: RKLY) (“Rockley”), a global leader in photonics-based health monitoring and communications solutions, today announced that it has joined the Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHIP).
Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), C2SHIP is a consortium of leading academic centers and industry partners with a mission to develop technologies and approaches for high-quality personalized healthcare delivered at home. Current participating academic centers in C2SHIP include the University of Arizona, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Missouri.
In this collaboration, Rockley will target new applications for its multi-biomarker wearable sensing technologies. Rockley expects that its products will help satisfy the increasing demand to bring non-invasive remote monitoring solutions outside the clinic or hospital and to the home.
“One of the key goals of C2SHIP is accelerating the application of cutting-edge technologies to in-place patient care, while introducing students and fellows to new methods for improving remote patient care,” said Bijan Najafi, Ph.D., professor of surgery, director of clinical research at the division of vascular surgery, and director of C2SHIP at the Baylor College of Medicine. “We are pleased to welcome Rockley Photonics to C2SHIP as one of our industrial members. Rockley brings its exciting infrared spectrophotometer-on-a-chip technology to the Center, along with its cloud-enabled AI capabilities. Rockley’s approach and expertise are well aligned with the mission of C2SHIP, and we expect that its participation will help accelerate our efforts to take in-place remote monitoring to new heights.”
“We are truly pleased to join C2SHIP. The expansion of in-home care capabilities is a growing and vitally important priority across the board, for consumers, patients, loved ones, caregivers, and healthcare providers,” said Andrew Rickman, founder and chief executive officer of Rockley. “C2SHIP is a forward-looking collaborative initiative that offers an exciting opportunity for us to join forces with leading researchers and academics in healthcare. Our technology has the potential to create a new class of wearable monitoring capabilities, and we look forward to helping C2SHIP enhance the ability to provide new digital health insights and peace of mind to everyone involved.”
The mission of the Center to Stream Healthcare in Place (C2SHIP) is to engage academic and industrial partners in joint efforts that develop healthcare technologies for in-place care and accelerate innovation through multi-specialty collaborations. The Center's strategy is to emphasize fundamental investigations that provide an in-depth understanding of the core disciplines needed for personalized technology that promotes in-place care, to establish effective interactions with Center members to promote innovation capacity and accelerate technology transfer, and to promote collaborations with other existing centers to create multi-center innovative technology for the involved core disciplines. C2SHIP is part of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program. For more information visit C2SHIP.org.
About Rockley Photonics
A global leader in photonics-based health monitoring and communications solutions, Rockley Photonics is developing a comprehensive range of photonic integrated circuits and associated modules, sensors, and full-stack solutions. From next-generation sensing platforms specifically designed for mobile health monitoring and machine vision to high-speed, high-volume solutions for data communications, Rockley is laying the foundation for a new generation of applications across multiple industries. Rockley believes that photonics will eventually become as pervasive as micro-electronics, and it has developed a platform with the power and flexibility needed to address both mass markets and a wide variety of vertical applications.
Formed in 2013, Rockley is uniquely positioned to support hyper-scale manufacturing and address a multitude of high-volume markets. Rockley has partnered with numerous tier-1 customers across a diverse range of industries to deliver the complex optical systems required to bring transformational products to market.
To learn more about Rockley, visit rockleyphotonics.com.
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