August 9, 2012
IMS Research seems to pile on to growing number of research reports that point to wearable devices as an important trend in digital health: According to IMS by 2016 the "minimum revenue opportunity" for wearable devices will be $6 billion.
IMS Research notes that the current market for wearable devices is concentrated around a small group of products in the healthcare, medical, fitness, and...
July 3, 2012
Based on a survey conducted by IMS Research, if you are a smartphone owner who exercises at least once a week and is interested in sports and fitness apps, chances are you are also willing to buy some kind of fitness sensor that connects to an app on your phone. IMS interviewed some 400 consumers in the United Kingdom and the US for its survey. About 62.3 percent of the group that fits the...
June 26, 2012
According to a recent study by IMS Research, by 2016 more wireless enabled consumer medical devices will use Bluetooth Smart than any other wireless technology. Bluetooth Smart is the newest flavor of the technology. IMS predicts that 4.7 million Bluetooth Smart-enabled consumer medical devices will ship in 2016 and some 10.3 million will ship between now and then.
Overall, more than 35 percent...
May 31, 2012
AliveCor's Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case (still pending FDA-clearance)
During the next five years more than 50 million wireless health monitoring devices for consumers will ship, according to a report from IMS Research. In 2016 about 80 percent of these consumer-facing wireless medical devices will be purchased by the consumers themselves, the firm predicts.
The demand for self-...
February 16, 2010
The number of gateways used in telehealth applications will increase to more than 1 million in 2014 and to about 3.6 million in 2018, according to a new report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research.
While InMedica does not define what a "gateway" is in its press release, Medical Connectivity Consulting's Tim Gee presented on wireless body area networks and gateways at the Medical Connectivity...
April 23, 2009
Low-power Bluetooth connections are set to enable even more health functionalities for the mobile phone, according to Nick Hunn over at Creative Connectivity. Hunn recently attended a Bluetooth conference in Tokyo, Japan, which included the first public demos of the new Bluetooth low energy standard.
"The exciting aspect of Bluetooth low energy is its ability to enable low cost devices to be...