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Research and Markets: Global BiowireleSS Market Opportunities in Wireless Healthcare 2014-2020

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kvc6n7/biowireless) has announced the addition of the "Global BiowireleSS Market Opportunities in Wireless Healthcare 2014" report to their offering.

Biomedical Wireless Technology, Networks and Sensing Systems, or BiowireleSS, is rapidly becoming an integral component of healthcare delivery. A wide range of wireless technologies is being brought to bear on a long list of healthcare and pharmaceutical applications with the promise of utterly transforming healthcare as we know it today.

BiowireleSS will bring unprecedented efficiencies and productivity to healthcare delivery while lowering costs and improving patient outcomes. More importantly, many patients and their healthcare providers will experience far more freedom and flexibility. Where once a patient would have been confined to a hospital bed for extensive tests, or to be monitored post-surgery or for chronic conditions, in many cases patients will soon be monitored at home, free to go about their normal activities, while a wireless device will transmit data to healthcare providers, who will be alerted if vital signs vary from normal ranges. Hospitals will use wireless technology to instantly track equipment and staff, and automate facilities management tasks such as keeping medication at the proper temperature and storing records in the cloud, with far greater efficiency and reliability than was previously possible.

Wireless technologies applicable to healthcare will include smart garments and e-textiles; wearable sensors that can be worn on the wrist, in armbands, etc.; other sensors that are attached directly to the skin, and even epidermal electronics, small, temporary tattoo-like patches that will contain both sensors that can monitor body functions as well as wireless transmission capability and power generation/harvesting. RFID/RTLS systems will allow tracking of both hospital staff and equipment for instant locating, as well as tracking of pharmaceuticals to prevent counterfeiting. Wireless imaging and video will facilitate remote diagnosis for those lacking access to specialists. Smartphone apps will bring healthcare information directly to consumers. Many other scenarios are emerging as well.

Scope

Wireless Medical Applications

  • Chronic disease management
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Vital sign monitoring
  • Pro-active monitoring
  • Eldercare
  • Remote diagnosis
  • Emergency communications
  • Wellness and Fitness
  • Telemedicine
  • Facilities monitoring
  • Asset and staff locating
  • Positioning
  • Asset management
  • Tracking pharmaceuticals
  • Tracking meds compliance
  • Imaging and Video
  • Research and clinical trials
  • In-home assistance

Wireless Technologies

  • WPANs/WBANs/MBANs
  • WLANs, Wi-Fi
  • WiMAX
  • ZigBee
  • Bluetooth
  • ANT
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB)
  • E-textiles
  • Radar
  • Web conferencing
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Implantable and ingestible sensors
  • Epidermal electronics
  • Smart bandages
  • Smartphone apps
  • RFID, RTLS, IPS

Market Demand 2013-2020 forecasts

  • E-Textiles and
  • Wearable Sensors
  • Wireless Imaging and Video
  • Smart pills & capsule endoscopes
  • mHealth and remote monitoring
  • Smartphone apps
  • RFID
  • RTLS
  • Market volumes and unit sales
  • Application segments
  • Regional markets

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kvc6n7/biowireless

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