October 27, 2014
A state-side example of video comms with MDs: Verizon Wireless Virtual Visits
Around 4.7 million people in Europe were using some kind of connected care system by the end of 2013, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The research firm includes traditional telecare, next-gen telecare, and telehealth systems in its report, which includes 30 countries in the region.
The growth of...
September 2, 2014
Samsung's Gear Fit.
As Apple gears up to launch its much-rumored wearable device, new data shows 60 percent of likely adopters of wearable technology want to use their device for health or fitness, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers by ON World.
The report also looked at shipments of wireless personal area devices, a category which includes smartwatches, smart jewelry, pet and child...
May 7, 2014
The market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostics was worth $650 million in 2012, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The firm projects that the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 43.3 percent from 2013 to 2019. That will put the market at $8 billion in 2019.
Transparency defines the mobile health monitoring and diagnostic space as smartphone-...
January 21, 2014
Only about 1.2 percent of people with diabetes who own a smartphone use a mobile application to manage their condition, according to a new report by Research2Guidance. That's a group of about 1.6 million users. However, the firm predicts that by 2018 that number will rise to 24 million users, or 7.8 percent of smartphone owners with diabetes. Correction: The original version of this lead said 1.2...
January 13, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor.
The global market for EHR-compatible wireless patient monitoring devices, mobile EHR software, and EHR mobile technologies will hit $23.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report from BCC Research. For comparison, that market was valued at $9.6 billion in 2012 and an estimated $11.2 billion in 2013, which adds up to a five-year compound annual growth...
December 23, 2013
Parks Associates predicts unit sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales from 2012, according to a new report. The firm also looked at what connected medical devices consumers had in their homes.
"The addressable market for networked medical devices includes 68 million Americans with hypertension and 26 million with diabetes," Harry...
October 29, 2013
WebMD's mobile app, an example of an app smartphone users might use for health information.
As of 2013, 95 million Americans are using mobile phones as health tools or to find health information, according to Manhattan Research. That's 27 percent more than 2012, when the number was 75 million.
These numbers come from Manhattan's annual Cybercitizen Health US survey. The research firm surveyed...
October 23, 2013
Americans are more and more receptive to companies contacting them via email and text message, and healthcare is the area in which they most trust companies with their information, according to a new survey from the Varolii Corporation, a recently acquired subsidiary of Nuance.
In the survey of 1,000 American consumers, Varolii asked them about communications in every aspect of their lives,...
October 10, 2013
Sixty percent of Americans have experienced health problems related to using technology or sitting at a desk, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Lumo Body Tech, makers of the wearable Lumoback posture sensor.
“At Lumo, our mantra is that you can’t improve what you don’t measure,” Monisha Perkash, Lumo cofounder and CEO said in a statement. “Because our...
October 4, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Consumer wearable devices -- including fitness trackers, smart glasses, and smart watches -- will have shipped 64 million units worldwide by the end of 2017, according to a new report from Berg Insight. That's up from 8.3 million in 2012 and 3.1 million in 2011, a compound annual growth rate of 50.6 percent.
Berg predicts smartwatches will eclipse fitness...