Wearable Health Devices
A report from Scalar Market Research predicted that the global wearable technology market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.9%, increasing from $29.92 billion in 2016 to $71.23 billion by 2021.
The Scalar report focused on the entire range of wearable technology, from smart clothing and glasses to augmented reality headsets, industrial applications, military, safety and security, and fitness and healthcare. All are extremely important in our changing world, but when it comes to new wearable technology, it is health devices that consistently amaze us. It is incredible to see what people are inventing to help those who struggle with medical conditions and how these devices help them live longer and improve their quality of life.
New Wearable Medical Technology
What’s new on the medical technology market? Here is just a small sample: smart hearing aids that enable wearers to control their hearing via an app; a wrist–worn healthcare wearable designed to monitor real-time blood pressure to help patients with chronic illnesses; goggles that use eye tracking and gaming stimuli to measure vision performance; a smart biometric shirt with sensors woven into the fabric to measure heart rate, pace and breathing rate, calories, and even sleep; and an EpiPen case that connects to a mobile app that will trigger notifications on location, temperature, and expiration. Other eye-catching wearable medical technology includes smart soles to keep your feet warm while measuring steps and calories, and even infrared light therapy to help people with chronic pain.
Wearable Devices in Healthcare
The list above is just a snapshot that shows the amazing things people are designing to make the world a better place. Wearable medical devices are improving the healthcare system by relieving pain, and helping people monitor their health conditions. The technology is so advanced, it can, in some cases, almost predict problems so people can seek help before attacks happen. At Spark we have worked on a series of medical devices and are increasingly working on wearable trends that are the wave of the future.
Inventors, if you have a wearable medical device idea contact us today! We can help develop your product and get it ready for the marketplace.