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Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   5/21/2014 1:16:28 PM
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Quite agree home health devices are going to increase in quite a big proportion. In years to come, medical and healthcare sector wuld see the best of technologies implemented to make things easier and comfortable for the patients. I would say internet itslef has reduced many doctor visits and if your doctor can come to you home virtually with all his prescriptions and medicines nothing like it. There are many senior citizens who would just finf this more comfortable.

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Re: Home Health Devices to Double by 2018
docdivakar   5/21/2014 6:43:59 PM
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Seems to me that the article addresses an on-going albeit some what obvious trend in the personal health area and its management thereof. I find it interesting that the article pays more attention to PERS than to those that are used to assist people to maintain good health, like wearables.

Though the current prognosis for wearables is somewhat muddled, their acceptance and hence usage in the doctor-patient ecosystem has potential for significant savings in healthcare costs. Simpler and useful apps that do not ever compromise doctor-patient privacy and security of personal health data will help make this a reality.

MP Divakar

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May Increase Even More...
Charles.Desassure   5/21/2014 10:28:12 PM
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There is no surprise that the Home Health devices to double by 2018.   If medical device kits are well designed, the instructions are clear, and devices are simple to put together and use, this prediction should help lower medical cost and provide consumers an option.  Think about the computer system ten years ago.  Putting together a computer system was very difficult for some people, but today, it is very simple.

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Re: Home Health Devices to Double by 2018
JanineLove   5/23/2014 8:34:53 AM
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It's surprising to me that this is happening as slowly as it is. I would have thought that the home health market's size would have driven more market penetration of wearable home health devices by now. Once items are availalbe, I think "double" might be a conservative estimate.

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Re: Home Health Devices to Double by 2018
docdivakar   5/23/2014 10:35:02 AM
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@JanineLove: I would say the adoption rate for wearables is right along expected lines. There are many reasons for this -hardware, software/apps and ecosystem challenges.

Regarding hardware, the current generation of SoCs need to go thru radical redesign for power and functionality. A good majority of today's wearables are based on yesterday's SoCs clocked/throttled down to function in a 'low power' mode. A radical new approach is needed and the recent announcements by Qualcomm, Intel, Imagination, TI and many others seem to address this.

At the same time, the ecosystem challenge needs to be addressed. One use case I was alluding to in my comment below addresses how the existing system can evolve to adopt the use of health monitoring via wearables and integrate in preventive and inverventional medicine.

Software / apps is another story that deserves its own category!

MP Divakar

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Re: Home Health Devices to Double by 2018
JanineLove   5/23/2014 10:54:53 AM
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That makes sense @docdivakar. I recently saw a heart rate monitor "harness" that had to be worn for several days and was a bit surprised by the low-tech nature of it. We definitely have a ways to go, and that makes the puzzle fun.

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collin0   6/4/2014 12:30:53 AM
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Does anyone has the specific data about which processors the home health devices mainly use? Or could you give me some advice which company's IC may be well used on home health devices.

 

Thanks in advance!



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