As summer draws to a close the once budding wireless health industry now has a substantial crop of statistics to pick through thanks to a number of recent surveys and research reports just published by various firms. Here's a look at wireless health by the numbers:
Wearable wireless sensors are set to grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014, according to ABI Research.
A recent survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 73 percent of consumers would use biometric electronic remote monitoring services to track their chronic condition or vital signs.
The revenue from worldwide sales of WiFi-enabled healthcare products will reach nearly $5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from ABI Research.
Global wireless sensor networking services will be a $6 billion market worldwide by 2012, according to research firm ON World.
According to a recent report from Parks Associates, the U.S. market for wireless home-based healthcare applications and services will grow at a five-year cumulative annual growth rate of over 180 percent and become a $4.4 billion industry in 2013.
About 70 percent of physical education programs in K-12 schools use pedometers, while about 39 percent of physical education programs in K-12 schools use heart rate monitors, according to a recent survey conducted by NASPE and Polar.
The Center for Connected Health estimates that there is about 20 or 30 percent of the population where text message reminders will be very powerful.
An "unofficial study from New York and New Jersey" that found that five in seven Medicaid patients carry a smartphone.
It has truly been a summer of numbers and many of them point to a big opportunity for wireless healthcare.