Ten predictions for the mobile health market

By Chris Gullo

Withings WiFi Body ScaleBy 2016: Healthcare WiFi market to hit $1.3B

The market for WiFi healthcare services will grow to $1.34 billion by 2016, according to a report by ABI Research. The report, “Wireless Technologies in Professional Healthcare,” examines the expanding size of the global market for WiFi hardware and services. According to ABI, Voice over WiFi and RTLS (real-time location systems) will be joined by “medical body area networks” (MBANs), which utilize WiFi in mobile monitoring devices. Nearly 30 million healthcare MBAN devices are expected to be globally shipped, annually, by 2016. The report also covers the growing market for WiFi-embedded consumer devices, which will increasingly make their way into professional settings.