home health technologies

By Aditi Pai May 6, 2015
As more and more health sensors are built into mobile devices, the global biometrics market is ramping up. The most recent prediction is that the market will hit $14.9 billion by 2024, up from $2 billion in 2015, according to a report from Tractica. The biometrics market will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.3 percent and cumulative revenue of $67.8 billion for the ten-year period,...
By Aditi Pai April 20, 2015
American Well The number of people using home health technologies will increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020, according to a report from Tractica. In Tractica's view, home health technologies include offerings that allow providers to remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions, use technology to improve care for elderly people, and conduct virtual visits...
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2014
The new Kinect, the second generation of Microsoft's motion capture camera technology, has been making healthcare headlines for nearly a year now as a few select companies were able to tinker with prototypes. The version of the device that was connected to the Xbox One gaming console was made available back in November. But starting tomorrow, Kinect for Windows version 2 will be available...
By Brian Dolan December 5, 2013
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a number of incremental changes to how they will cover telehealth services in 2014. The American Telemedicine Association spends a lot of effort each year pushing CMS toward incremental change and wider coverage of telehealth. For 2014, the ATA sees a few important changes coming for Medicare patients...
By Neil Versel September 14, 2011
As any reader of MobiHealthNews should know, the market for home care is gradually shifting from durable medical equipment to Internet-enabled, connected technologies. But acceleration of that change is hamstrung by finances, accessibility of the technology and lack of scientific evidence showing that wireless monitors and the like can save money and improve outcomes. "We see substantial growth...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
MobiHealthNews was on-site at last year's TEDMED event where Intel's Eric Dishman, the Director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group, presented on home health monitoring devices and services. While Dishman did mention Intel's Health Guide device, his initial message was that new technology is not what's needed for home health, it's understanding the psychological and...

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