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Wearable Devices and mHealth – How Consumer Devices are Impacting US Healthcare

In this report, the focus is on the wearable devices which combine computing power and wireless communication to provide data relating to healthcare.

Wearable devices are autonomous devices, using sensors and wireless data transmission for real-time feedback, which can be attached to the body or worn. They are used to track many conditions and biological parameters, and in some cases aid in diagnosis of disease. This report covers the consumer-focused wearable devices and mHealth apps with potential for clinical utility in the US market.


• Market drivers and barriers as viewed by key opinion leaders

• Unmet needs to be addressed in the industry

• Overview of pipeline products seeking FDA approval

• Regulation of devices

Key Highlights

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• Miniaturization of complex technologies has allowed their use in wearable devices. Processing, imaging and sensor technology have improved at a vast rate in recent years to accommodate the rise in smartphones, becoming sufficiently advanced, miniaturized and inexpensive that it can be worn discreetly on the body. In addition, the prevalence of smartphones allows wearables to operate partly as an extension of a users phone, enabling more complex functionality through mobile applications.

• The potential market for healthcare wearables is vast, however vendors must convince consumers of their benefits to boost adoption by mainstream consumers. One wearable device in particular, the smartwatch, has achieved widespread adoption by consumers, with 12% of US adults owning a smartwatch in 2017. To grow as a healthcare device, companies must provide physicians with evidence of clinical value.

Reasons to buy

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Companies mentioned

Apple,Fitbit,Garmin,Nokia, Philips, Verily, AliveCor, Qardio, Zio, Medtronic, HealthDatix, MC10, Aseptika, CGS Sensors, Cortrium, TinyKicks

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents (PowerPoint Deck)

1 Wearable Devices Overview

1.1 Wearbles and mHealth Oppertunities for Growth

2 Smartwatches and Wearables

2.1 Smartwatch Overview

2.2 Smartwatch Technology

2.3 Apple

2.4 Fitbit

2.5 Garmin

2.6 Nokia

2.7 Philips

2.8 Verily

2.9 Smart Clothing

2.10 Other Wearble Devices

3 Market Drivers and Barriers

3.1 Market Drivers

3.2 Market Barriers

4 Cardiology Wearables

4.1 Apple

4.2 AliveCor

4.3 Qardio

4.4 Zio XT Patch

5 Diabetes Wearables

5.1 Overview

5.2 CGM

5.3 Glucose Monitoring and Exercise

5.4 Diabetes Management Apps

6 Neurology Wearables

6.1 Overview

6.2 Research and Monitoring

6.3 Fall Trackers

6.4 Wearables for Chronic Pain Relief

7 Other Segments

7.1 Overview

7.2 Chronic Disease Trackers

7.3 Wearbale Devices in Clinical Trials

8 Unmet Needs

8.1 Clinical Utility

8.2 Actionable Data from Wearables

8.3 Reliable Data for Clinical Use

8.4 Data Interconnectivity

9 Pipeline Products

9.1 Pipeline Products seeking FDA Approval

10 Regulation

10.1 FDA Classification

10.2 Regulation of Mobile Health Apps

10.3 Reimbursement and Insurance

11 Appendix

11.1 Bibliography

11.2 About GlobalData

11.3 Contact Us

11.4 Disclaimer


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