The Future of WearablesSmaller, smarter, more efficient and prettier…. Wearables are becoming increasingly more popular. Where first only sport fanatics and early tech adopters were interested, we now see that the high tech wearable devices become more common and accepted. keep reading
Big Data, Digital Health, Events, Fitness, Healthcare, Innovation, Internet Of Things IoT, mHealth, Partnerships, WearablesIt is with pride that we would like to announce the 2nd anniversary of Digital Salutem!! November 2 years ago we started with a mission to change digital healthcare innovation whilst having a positive impact on businesses and society. Our multidisciplinary group of digital health experts worked hard and we achieved a lot. We connected and collaborated with some amazing clients including a few of the most innovative health insurers in Europe and Nokia Health, a recognised world class innovator in digital health. But that is far from all. It was an exciting year and as always we attended a variety of industry events including;
- London Health Show – London – January 2016
- eHealth Week – Amsterdam – June 2016
- Internet of Healthcare Conference – London – September 2016
- HIMSS Europe – WoHIT – Barcelona – November 2016
- Wearable Technology Show – London- March 2017
- Up Rise Festival – Amsterdam – April 2017
- TechXLR8/London Tech Week – London – June 2017
- Insurance IoT Europe Summit – London – June 2017
- MedFIT – MedTech Innovation – Grenoble, France – June 2017
- IoT Smart Summit – London – September 2017
- WHINN – Week of Health – Odense, Denmark – October 2017
See you there next year!! #WHINN2018
- Fitness and Activity Trackers vs Smartwatches Through lower prices and new form factors the current largest connected wearable category, fitness & activity trackers, will reach shipments of 81.0 million units in 2021. Moreover, the smartwatch category, in 2016 comprising just 20.7 million units, is predicted to be the largest category in 2021, with an estimated 115.0 shipments.
- Smart Glasses With 1.2 million units in 2016, the sales of smart glasses was modest, not having reached its potential. This was the result from high prices, privacy concerns and limited availability. However the promising use cases in the niche consumer and the professional markets display demand. This will enable a shipment of 13.0 million smart glass devices in 2021.
- Medical Devices and People Monitoring and Safety Devices Already common in the categories of medical devices and people monitoring and safety devices are ECG monitors, Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and cardiac rhythm management devices. The two categories are estimated to grow to 16.0 million and 9.2 million shipments by 2021.
- Smart Clothing An upcoming trend is the smart clothing. The focus on elite and professional applications together with overlapping use cases and low consumer awareness have limited large scale adoption. This however will change. The research suggest that the shipment of smart clothing will grow from 1.56 units in 2016 to 18.3 million units in 2021.
- Other Connected Wearable Devices Lastly, other wearable devices, no covered in the above categories, will grow from 1.4 million units in 2016 to 10.0 million units in 2021, having a CAGR of 48.2%.
- In the smartwatch category cellular is increasingly adopted.
- In the people monitoring and safety category, cellular connectivity is already the main type of technology and will continue to increasingly be used for many types of devices.