BiowireleSS (Biomedical Wireless Technology, Networks and Sensing Systems): Market Opportunities in Wireless Healthcare 2014
DUBLIN, Apr. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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BiowireleSS: Market Opportunities in Wireless Healthcare, 2014, a new market study covering opportunities emerging in the use of wireless technologies in healthcare delivery. This comprehensive examination of the subject discusses the various technologies and their impact on the healthcare landscape, with market forecasts to 2020.
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.
The development of these wireless technologies, many now near market entry or already commercialized, comes as a perfect storm takes place, largely due to recent Federal legislation that can only be implemented in any practical sense by use of such technologies. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare, will implement extraordinary measures to increase the efficiency and reliability of the US healthcare system.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Emerging Business Models
Chapter 2 Overview: BiowireleSS
Chapter 3 Wireless Coexistence & Security
Chapter 4 Standards & Regulation
Chapter 5 Hardware: Sensors and Networks
Chapter 6 Applications and Markets: Wearable Monitors and E-Textiles
Chapter 7 Applications & Markets: Wireless Technology in Imaging & Video
Chapter 8 Applications and Markets: mHealth & Remote Monitoring
Chapter 9 Location-Based Services: RFID, IPS, RTLS
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