Wearable Technology in Sports/Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing Industries

Mind Commerce sees Sports and Fitness, Healthcare, and Clothing as key markets for the early success of wearable technology. Among these three segments, Sports and Fitness is the most promising segment for wearable consumption. The segment comprises various products out of which wrist bands, wrist watches, and headgears will dominate the segment. In addition, most products in this segment will be associated with measurement and monitoring fitness and performance and will be used by both amateurs and professionals.

Topics: Computer Hardware & Networking Apparel Consumer Electronics Telecommunications & Wireless Medical Devices Knowledge Centers Big Data

Wearable Technology in Enterprise

It is easy to categorize wearables in the enterprise as simply a variation or next step in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOD), but in reality it is a bit more complicated. While clearly enterprise wearables and BYOD overlap, wearable is a distinct category with its own dynamics and should be thought of differently from non-wearable BYOD.

Topics: Computer Hardware & Networking Telecommunications & Wireless Medical Devices Knowledge Centers

Chinese Healthcare Spending Hit $590.2 Billion Across 2014

The Chinese economy has grown substantially from a GDP of $1,931 billion in 2004 to reach $10,355 billion across 2014, a 10-year CAGR of 10.3%. Many analysts forecast that Chinese GDP will surpass US GDP, currently the globe's largest, by 2020; some forecast even sooner. This rise in GDP has been mirrored across many sectors in China, with increased levels of spending in public infrastructure, manufacturing, healthcare and many, many other domestic industries.

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices

Shifting Regulations in the Chinese Medical Device Market

China is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, housing a fifth of the global population and one of the largest healthcare markets around the world. Along with sustained economic and population growth, as well as an aging population, the Chinese healthcare market has maintained an annual average growth rate above 16% since the1990’s. In 2014, the total value of medical devices in the Chinese healthcare market reached RMB 259.5 billion (approx US$41.8 billion). Imported medical devices made by overseas and multinational companies account for about a half. Many high-tech and high-valued medical devices, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, are almost monopolized by GE, Siemens, Philips and other overseas and multinational companies.

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices

Hospital ‘Superbugs’ a Concern for Hospitals & Medical Device Firms

The outbreak of a hospital associated infection (HAI) known as CRE (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae) has raised concerns about hospitals and the medical devices they use. However, it is often the case that a problem for one business is an opportunity for another. With hospital infections on the rise, there is now a focus on services that can help hospitals sterilize facilities and devices.

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices Kalorama Information

Projected 2015 Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information has identified the top five trends in the healthcare field that made an impact in 2014 and will continue to be an influence throughout 2015. Kalorama compiled its list based on news events, growth rates of markets the firm studied in 2014, and information requests the firm receives from industry participants. 

Topics: Diagnostics Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Medical Devices

Market Research Publisher Spotlight: MarketsandMarkets

MarketResearch.com partners with over 700 publishers to offer customers the most comprehensive collection of diverse business intelligence. Each publisher has its own story and offers unique and insightful perspective into the industries they cover. This week, MarketResearch.com is spotlighting global, multi-industry information provider MarketsandMarkets. Read on to learn more about MarketsandMarkets and their products.

Topics: Food & Beverage Materials & Chemicals E-commerce & IT Outsourcing Biotechnology Manufacturing & Construction Energy & Resources Pharmaceuticals Consumer Electronics Telecommunications & Wireless Healthcare Medical Devices

Market Research Publisher Spotlight: Global Research & Data Services

MarketResearch.com partners with over 700 publishers to offer customers the most comprehensive collection of diverse business intelligence. Each publisher has its own story and offers unique and insightful perspective into the industries they cover. This week, MarketResearch.com is spotlighting global multi-industry information provider Global Research & Data Services. Read on to learn more about Global Research & Data Services and their products.

Topics: Cosmetics & Personal Care Food & Beverage Materials & Chemicals House & Home Apparel Manufacturing & Construction Energy & Resources Pharmaceuticals Transportation & Shipping Consumer Electronics Medical Devices

Medical Devices: Using Market Research to Find Growth Areas

Few industries will be challenged in the coming years like the medical device industry. Many observers project that the overall medical device market may suffer from reduced profits, less venture capital spending, and R&D due to the double-effects of a new excise tax in the United States and reimbursement cuts in world markets. But, this doesn’t mean the whole industry will suffer. Without market research, one might be tempted to generalize the industry, resulting in missed opportunities. Market research reports can help market-watchers find these right opportunities. 

Topics: Healthcare Medical Devices

Telemedicine and the Future of Healthcare IT | MarketResearch.com

In the healthcare IT industry, two of the driving goals that are often at odds with one another are controlling costs and improving the quality of medical treatment.  Telemedicine is one of the practical concepts that truly has the ability to do both at once.  Despite being called telemedicine, this group of technologies is used in hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, just as much if not more that in a home care or remote setting.

Currently, telemedicine focuses largely on remote patient monitoring, but it also includes the use of videoconferencing for medical purposes as well.

Topics: E-commerce & IT Outsourcing Biotechnology Telecommunications & Wireless Healthcare Medical Devices