Wearable tech boom in healthcare - infographic

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The next big revolution in healthcare will not go in your pocket or sit on your desk. You will be wearing it... …

The next big revolution in healthcare will not go in your pocket or sit on your desk. You will be wearing it...

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  • 1. electronic sensor tattoos able to monitor skin hydration, temperature and any electric signals from muscle and brain activity smart contact lenses able to measure glucose levels in tears wearable pain relief patch able to manage and track pain smart fitness bands able to measure a range of activities from paces walked to hours slept smart watches able to monitor heart rate and all-day calorie burnt, to read pulse,... smart socks able to coach users on their running techniques in real time and to monitor heart rate AGROWINGMARKET 2019: $5.8 billion expected 2012: $2 billion 2014: $2.7billion expected for 10 million devices 2016: 100 million devices wearable tech boom in healthcare physicians want patients to monitor health parameters at home 88% British & American citizens is willing to use wearable health tech that shares personal data with healthcare providers 1 in 3 of Brit and American wearable tech users felt more informed 61% of wearable tech users in America felt more believe it has enhanced their lives 82% fitness and medical wearables accounted for 60%of the wearables market in 2013 In 2012, the FDA approved a sensor pill that monitors data in the body to make sure medication is taken properly. patients and health professionals involvement potential cost savings of using biometric devices to monitor patients with serious conditions 88% challenges to overcomeWearables tech will transform the healthcare experience from the time you walk into a hospital until you return home continually transmitting health data to your doctor virtually. But for the system to be efficient, challenges are still to overcome. The marketplace is awash in wearable medical technology, but these devices won’t really help doctors treat their patients until we figure out how to make all that data easy to access for them through their own medical apps. make data available enhance security As technology advances come the need to deal with privacy and data security risks especially when data starts being sent to a medical provider. As these wearables proliferate, a great deal of data will be genera- ted. This opportunity must be managed with careful data analysis and algorithms in order to provide physicians with the right and meaningful information they need. make data meaningful Interoperability will be another consideration as the number of disparate systems that will contain these data sources – whether part of other health care providers or commercially available systems or even from devices that individual patients may purchase on their own. enhance interoperability The next big revolution in healthcare will not go in your pocket or sit on your desk. You will be wearing it. sources: IMS research, MeMD, ABI Research, Deloitte, Rackspace