September 12, 2017
Consumer electronics maker Huawei has partnered with mCareWatch, an Australian aging in place technology company, to include additional health monitoring and alert capabilities with the Huawei Watch 2. The new software would extrapolate various health data from the fitness measurement tools of the 4G sim-enabled wearable and link these data to mCareWatch’s existing app platform, as well as to...
June 30, 2015
The global market for self-monitoring health technologies reached $1.1 billion in 2013 and nearly $3.2 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm BCC Research. This number will grow to $18.8 billion in 2019.
BCC Research defines self-monitoring health technologies as offerings that allow consumers to monitor their own health. Devices in this category include wristbands,...
June 23, 2015
Heart rate-tracking wearable
Health executives have already seen the benefits of patient-generated data, according to an Accenture survey of 601 doctors, 1,000 consumers, and 101 healthcare executives.
Some 73 percent of execs have seen positive return on investment from using technologies like wearables that track a patient's fitness and vital signs.
Accenture found that 85 percent of...
March 2, 2015
Sixty seven percent of seniors want to access healthcare service from home, although 66 percent of seniors do not think current available technology is sufficient for them to do so, according to an Accenture survey of 354 US seniors, aged 65 and over who are receiving Medicare benefits. The survey was fielded between May and June 2014.
Accenture pointed out that according to data from the US...
February 26, 2015
Fitbit Surge smartwatch
Five percent of US broadband households use a smart watch that offers health and fitness tracking features, according to research firm Parks Associates.
Parks also found that 8 percent of US broadband households use a digital pedometer or activity tracker.
Parks Associates’ research analyst Tejas Mehta pointed out that unless smartwatch makers can convince consumers...