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The Wearable Future: Will Consumers Make the Move Soon?

The Wearable Future: Will Consumers Make the Move Soon? | Telehealth | Scoop.it
Is that an app you're wearing or are you just happy to track your progress? This adulteration of Mae West's classic come-on is most likely justified.

Just Just recently, International Data Corporation issue the prediction that wearable device shipments worldwide would rise more than 488.9 percent between 2014 and 2018, rising from 19.0 million to 111.9 million.

It’s a rapidly changing marketplace.

“There’s been talk recently about the future of notifications on such devices, fashion brands such as Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) have partnered with tech companies to make wearables more stylish, and GE is testing Google Glass to see how the technology could help boost efficiency in its car factories,” reports eMarketer.

So far, it appears that people like using mobile health and fitness apps to get in shape — and that wearables will be the next rung on the ladder.

Polling by Makovsky Health and Kelton Research in March documented high interest in wearable health and fitness devices: 81 percent of U.S. internet users said they would use one. Tracking fitness was the top reason, cited by 48 percent. Monitoring personal health issues came in second, and tracking diet and nutrition ranked third.

But developers could be waiting a while before the trend becomes widely accepted. A June, 2014 Opera Mediaworks study showed that only 2.5 percent of smartphone users said they used wearable fitness and activity trackers while exercising. Wearables may be the future, but “do-all smartphones are still No. 1 when exercisers need to pump it up,” eMarketer asserts.

 

 


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rob halkes's curator insight, September 9, 2014 8:49 AM

Insiders in patients' preferences are prudent in asserting patients' wilingness to use health applications. It is suggested that patients like best those mhealth apps and/or wearbales that they "can keep to themselves", without 'formal' oversight by professionals or their physicians. For the time being it seems they want to be sure that their data are shared at that moment they themselves decide to do so. This also explains patients' reservations to spontaneously use PHR ro demand insight into their EHR's. Sharing needs trust.

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The organising vision for telehealth and telecare: discourse analysis -- Greenhalgh et al. 2 (4) -- BMJ Open


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Digital health needs more physician entrepreneurs | mobihealthnews

Digital health needs more physician entrepreneurs | mobihealthnews | Telehealth | Scoop.it
Digital health needs more physician entrepreneurs http://t.co/dU3J3LwJbl via @MobiHealthNews by @nversel #digitalhealth #mhealth
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Clinicians nwed to step up as leaders pf the digital hea'th revolution

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The Guide to the Future of Medicine by Bertalan Mesko

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Being a medical futurist means I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; a...

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It is important that we determine the real clinicavalue of these disruptive technologies to the patient, provider, and health system. Whilst it is easy to become enamoured by the latest gadget, app or advertising based business model we need to remember the basic tenets of the Hippocratic oath. First do no harm andfocus on impriving the quality of life of the patient and their family.

The value we want to measure is that we provide to the patient, not that determined by a venture capitalist.

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Sam Basta's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:41 AM

Healthcare Innovation by Design on LinkedIn: 7300+ healthcare delivery and experience innovation leaders sharing the latest information and networking at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Healthcare-Innovation-Design-2579818/about

Michael Plishka's curator insight, December 29, 2013 2:10 AM

Provocative Infographic and interesting predictions

Minda Miloff's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:54 AM

Will these technologies in medicine and healthcare prove to change in signficant ways patient health?

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115 Mind Blowing mHealth and Telehealth Statistics and Trends

115 Mind Blowing mHealth and Telehealth Statistics and Trends | Telehealth | Scoop.it
115 Mind Blowing mHealth and Telehealth Statistics and Trends as the third installment of our 4 part Mind Blowing HIT Stats and Facts series.

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Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2012 11:45 AM

 a look at the facts and figures surrounding both telehealth and mHealth

Heather Swift's curator insight, December 29, 2012 1:07 PM

[MIND BLOWN]

 

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Telehealth, Telecare, mHealth News from around the world | Telehealth and Telecare Aware

Telehealth, Telecare, mHealth News from around the world | Telehealth and Telecare Aware | Telehealth | Scoop.it
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