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Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare?

Infographic: Are you ready for sensors in healthcare? | Health Technology | Scoop.it
From FitBit to Misfit, the market for wearable sensors is increasing dramatically - and not just for personal fitness and wellness.

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Exploring the Emergence of mHealth and mFitness

Exploring the Emergence of mHealth and mFitness | Health Technology | Scoop.it

Underpinning the emerging mHealth and mFitness markets are two sectors, healthcare and health & fitness. The trends in those two industries define how the adjacent mHealth and mFitness markets develop. Together, they form the basis for a multimillion dollar global market opportunity.

The next five years will see a major shift towards smartphone-based mHealth, where hardware attachments link to companion app on the smartphone, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.

They now forecast that by 2018 there will be 96 million users of app-enabled mHealth and mobile-fitness hardware devices, that's up from 15 million this year.

In the healthcare sector, app-enabled mHealth will be used to provide services ranging from remote patient monitoring to mobile ultrasound services.


How mFitness will Set the Pace

However, the market study found that it will be the mFitness sector that will experience strongest growth in the short and medium term.

This growth will be driven by a motivated target market -- an increasing demand for lifestyle consumer applications and a diversifying array of attachments.

App-enabled mFitness will therefore reach maturity much more quickly than smartphone-based mHealth, though it ultimately represents a much smaller market in terms of both users and revenues.

Importantly, mFitness will be the trailblazer of new technology innovations -- it will also serve to educate the wider market as to what is possible through smartphone attachments.


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Jeliber Klk's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:16 PM

i have a few fitness apps on my phone and health apps for example webmd and nike+.

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13M wearables to be used in corporate wellness plans by 2018

13M wearables to be used in corporate wellness plans by 2018 | Health Technology | Scoop.it

Over the next five years, 13 million wearable devices embedded with wireless connectivity will be integrated into wellness plans offered by businesses, according to ABI research’s new report.

 

In 2013, principal analyst Jonathan Collins said less than 200,000 wearable devices have been integrated into wellness plans.

 

The report factors in the social and economic drivers supporting the integration of wearable wireless device adoption, such as the point at which people start taking more responsibility in healthcare, Collins told MobiHealthNews.

 

“While some device vendors are hoping that strong consumer awareness will drive corporate wellness adoption for their products, they also need to understand and focus on the most influential parts of the healthcare value chain,” Collins said.

 

More: http://mobihealthnews.com/25852/13m-wearables-to-be-used-in-corporate-wellness-plans-by-2018/

 


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Rowan Norrie's comment, September 28, 2013 5:59 AM
I agree regarding culture, but the main barrier is motivation, and as a recent convert to Fitbit, I think wearables are a big step forward.
Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, September 28, 2013 1:56 PM

I am wearing mine, are you?

Mike Rucker's curator insight, September 3, 2014 8:35 PM

Hopefully a good proportion of the 1,300,000 devices will not be simple pedometers and/or accelerometers. Looking forward to see where this might all go.

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Survey: Employee wellness still seems ripe for digital health | mobihealthnews

Survey: Employee wellness still seems ripe for digital health | mobihealthnews | Health Technology | Scoop.it

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The Explosion In Health Apps, And How They're Disrupting The Gigantic, Lethargic Health Care Industry

The Explosion In Health Apps, And How They're Disrupting The Gigantic, Lethargic Health Care Industry | Health Technology | Scoop.it
Smartphone and tablet apps can help take health care out of hospitals and clinics and return the power over their health decisions to consumers.

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Google Calico: Has Digital Health Just Become Redefined Around Immortality?

Google Calico: Has Digital Health Just Become Redefined Around Immortality? | Health Technology | Scoop.it
Infinity and the search for longevity (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I've just taken my Google Glass and set them aside--at least for now.

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Sam Stern's curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:02 AM

I'm excited about Calico adn look forward eagerly to see what develops.

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Human app - A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human app - A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy | Health Technology | Scoop.it
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New #fitnesstracker for the iOS w/ a breakaway approach from the #quantifiedself movement with beautiful user interface!

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Polar Loop wristband tracks activity, exercise and sleep alongside an iPhone app

Polar Loop wristband tracks activity, exercise and sleep alongside an iPhone app | Health Technology | Scoop.it

We've tested our fair share of activity trackers and Polar is now adding one more to the fray. That's not a Nike+ FuelBand you see, it's the Polar Loop.

Release date = Oct 2013

SRP = $109


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Olivier Janin's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:12 AM

see also www.polarloop.com 

The wristband can connect to your current Polar cheststrap (in BTLE) and retrieve your HR directly on the wristband LED display.

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5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness

5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness | Health Technology | Scoop.it
Health care and wellness are huge subjects right now -- and for good reason.

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