November 2, 2009
One of the key enabling technologies for the wireless health market is wireless sensors -- BandAid-like, peel-and-stick biometric sensors that also include low-power, short range wireless radios. Similar sensors may be implantable or embedded in our sneakers like Nike+. Examples of the peel-and-stick variety include the calorie tracking sensor that Philometron is developing, the EEG sensor from...
October 5, 2009
Medtronic group president for diabetes and other device franchises Christopher O'Connell told the Wall Street Journal that his company saw "potential" in partnering with other companies for wireless health and was already in discussions with a number of undisclosed companies.
The WSJ also quoted ABI Research analyst Stan Schatt quoting a market value for wirelessly relaying healthcare information...
October 1, 2009
Prevention is at the heart of much of the national health reform discussion, but it all starts with fitness and wellness -- that's true for the emerging wireless health industry, too.
"Many believe that one of the earliest areas of wireless health that will really pop is the fitness and wellness side of it," Rob Mesirow, Vice President of the wireless association CTIA told MobiHealthNews in an...
August 13, 2009
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...
July 23, 2009
According to a recent report from ABI Research, wearable wireless sensors are set to grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014. The research firm believes demand will come from professional healthcare, home healthcare and sports and fitness markets, but each market will develop at different speeds and support different applications.
ABI estimates that the sports and fitness market represents...
July 22, 2009
According to a recent ABI Research report, 15 million wireless devices will be in use by early 2012 to remotely monitor the well-being of elderly or at-risk people. For the next two years at least, most of these devices will consist of medical devices with cellular technology built-in, according to the report.
"Wireless telehealth systems can reduce healthcare costs in a couple of ways," ABI...
July 10, 2009
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. The figure represents an increase of almost 70 percent over today's market.
"It's a pretty big business," ABI Research vice president Stan Schatt said in a statement. "The strong uptake of WiFi in the health industry is underpinned by its need...