Health informatics—Device interoperability Part 10420: Personal health device communication— Device specialization— Body composition analyzer
|Publication Date:||4 June 2020|
Within the context of the ISO/IEEE 11073 family of standards for device communication, this standard establishes a normative definition of the communication between personal body composition analyzer agents and managers (e.g., cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, set-top boxes) in a manner that enables plug-and-play interoperability. It leverages appropriate portions of existing standards including ISO/IEEE 11073 terminology, information models, application profile standards, and transport standards. It specifies the use of specific term codes, formats, and behaviors in telehealth environments to restrict optionality in base frameworks in favor of interoperability. This standard defines a common core of communication functionality for personal telehealth body composition analyzers. In this context, the phrase "body composition analyzer" is used broadly to cover analyzing devices that measure body impedances and compute the various body components including body fat from the impedance.
This standard addresses a need for an openly defined, independent standard for controlling information exchange to and from personal health devices and managers (e.g., cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, set-top boxes). Interoperability is key to growing the potential market for these devices and enabling people to be better informed participants in the management of their health.