The Rise of Wearables: The Future of the Mobile Health Market

The Rise of Wearables: The Future of the Mobile Health Market

by GlobalData Internet of Things (IoT) – Thematic Research The report suggests that wearable devices are expected to play an important role in the medical and healthcare sector due to the aging of the global population, the growth of remote patient care and the increased use of IoT technology in hospitals.

Wearable technology has grown significantly in the medical market and is in a period of technological advancement in the healthcare industry, further catalyzed by the need for remote care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wearable technology in the mainstream market has become much more accessible. In fact, the National Library of Medicine found that about 30% of American adults use wearable health devices like smartwatches, smart glasses, and other fitness trackers. For many, wearable technology is all about tracking fitness, but innovations in medical devices mean patients can use wearable technology to monitor their health. Wearable devices have the potential to cope with skyrocketing healthcare costs, an aging population and the burden of chronic disease.

Wearable technology and continuous monitoring

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and non-invasive devices such as pulse oximeters are all remote monitoring devices that patients and healthcare providers can use to track condition. health. Not only is this data accessible via desktop computers or smartphones, but wearable technology also makes it easier for patients to monitor their condition as well as other health factors such as activity tracking and heart rate.

Wearable technology devices in healthcare are an efficient way to capture patient information for data-driven machine learning algorithms to analyze user health conditions. Data such as heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs can be sent to the cloud for real-time analysis and provide patients with predictive diagnosis, including advising people to visit the hospital by due to an irregular heartbeat.

Innovations in medical technology components

According to Aidan Robertson, medical analyst at GlobalData, “In the past, wearable devices were not considered reliable enough for clinical applications, or even general wellness monitoring. However, that sentiment is starting to change as technology becomes more advanced when it comes to sensor accuracy. Research is even being conducted to investigate the diagnostic potential. Although there are still regulatory and technical hurdles to overcome for wearable devices to meet the standard required for direct clinical application, the industry will continue to make great strides and widespread use in healthcare settings will occur. earlier than expected.

These advances in medical technology would not be possible without innovations in the components of therapeutic devices. Medical wire plays a vital role in these devices, being responsible for sensing (such as thermocouples, glucose sensors, and heart rate monitors), as well as data transmission.

Alleima has become an industry leader in the design and development of medical lead components based on extensive experience in metallurgy and process development. Working with over 200 alloys and specializing in selecting the best materials and configurations, Exera® trademarked Alleima wire-based components are used for a variety of applications including vascular therapy, sensing and neurostimulation . So far they have been used for devices such as continuous blood glucose monitors, pacemakers and oximeters.

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