In the technological age, healthcare is undoubtedly becoming increasingly digitalized, with smartphone technology emerging as a key facet of this. With the market set to boom, it makes sense for us to embrace the rise of smartphone-based healthcare.
A string of advancements in mobile technology is a key catalyst of the industry’s expansion. The disruptive growth in fields like the IoT, flexible electronics, smart materials, and low-power computing and networking are making technology far more accessible, easily integrable, and lower in price. The miniaturization of sensors, along with ubiquitous computing, a trend of embedding computational capability into everyday objects, has garnered widespread interest in using smartphone-based technology in healthcare.
Thanks to tactile biosensors, we can now collect mechanical data from the human body and local environment to provide information about our bodies. These devices have dramatically enhanced their adoption among consumers due to material developments leading to a high level of wearability and stretchability. Plus, with technological advancements like 4G and 5G wireless connectivity, the need for cost-efficient healthcare delivery, and increased awareness about personal healthcare management, the demand for smartphone technology and remote monitoring in the healthcare market is constantly increasing.
The best part is, we can now integrate our smartphones with healthcare devices. This allows users to monitor health and activity levels in a personalized, effective, and instant way. For example, the cloud-based DreaMed Advisor Pro is a diabetes treatment support app that analyzes data from CGMs and insulin pumps to deliver dosage recommendations directly to the monitoring physician.
The miniaturization of sensors is also a game-changer. Sensor manufacturers are now providing flexible mounting options, smaller sizes, and the ability to integrate multiple sensor functions into a single package, boosting adoption in applications where they were never used before. We now have body fluid sensors and volatile bio-marker analyzers, as well as contactless technologies such as breath and perspiration, all thanks to the miniaturization of sensors. Plus, firms like PragmatIC printing are developing ultra-thin, low-cost flexible microcircuits that can be incorporated in mass-market packaging and hybrid electronics, benefiting wireless medical devices for rapid diagnostics using printed sensors.
Startups are also jumping on the bandwagon, offering technologically innovative products and continuously developing and advancing them to gain a competitive edge over competitors. With all these advancements, we can look forward to a future where healthcare is personalized, accurate, and easy to use.
In the technological age, healthcare is undoubtedly becoming increasingly digitalized, with smartphone technology emerging as a key facet of this. With the market set to boom, it makes sense for us to embrace the rise of smartphone-based healthcare. With this in mind, BCC Research’s latest report provides an invaluable companion for those hoping to navigate this unfolding landscape. With regional market data and a detailed evaluation of the market’s drivers and blockers, players can become equipped with the knowledge for smarter business decisions.
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