Goal is low cost, printable, high quality electronic devices making an essential contribution to digital healthcare.
Sean Milmo, European Editor09.29.17
There have been signs in Europe of softening demand for wearables monitoring fitness and sport performance. But the health sector of the European wearables market is full of optimism about the future.
The sector is considered to have reached a stage where it needs to go in a new direction to fulfil the huge potential it has in the digital society of the future. The vision is of a sector of low cost, printable but high quality electronic devices making an essential, long term contribution to digital healthcare.
Market researchers are forecasting double digit growth in wearables sales through to at least the mid-2020s, with much of the increase in demand coming from medical devices, measuring heart rhythms, blood pressure patterns, glucose levels and other clinical indicators. Wearables will be designed and made to deal with more specific medical conditions than at present.
They will become a major source of data for doctors, nurses and other healthcare p
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