IDC Sees Spooky Dip in Smartwatch Market

Smartwatches Set to Replace Fitness WearablesJust in time for Halloween, IDC is out with some scary numbers for the smartwatch industry.

Despite the rapid adoption of smartwatch devices in the healthcare space, this wearables market is reeling from a big drop.

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), this week’s report explains, “resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes.”
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ABI: AR Taking Off in Medical World

imagesAccording to a new report from ABI, augmented reality in the medical world is rapidly growing.

“While medical augmented reality (AR) activity today stems largely from first responder trials and initial forays into training and education applications, ABI Research predicts the market will hit an inflection point between 2018 and 2019,” the new report explains.

The market will then experience accelerated growth through expanded telemedicine and surgery use cases, including remote surgery viewings, preparations, and enhancing the operating room experience.

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EyeQue Touts ‘World’s Most Advanced’ Intelligent Vision Solution

D-EYE Partners with TreVia to Expand Remote HealthcareEyeQue, developers of affordable vision technologies, is rolling out what the company calls the world’s most advanced intelligent vision solution.

The solution, we’re told, enables anyone, anywhere to easily and affordably test and track their vision, resulting in refractive measurements that can be used to order corrective eyeglasses.

The EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker is the first in-home vision testing solution to combine a cloud-based technology platform, a smartphone application, and a miniature optical scope to form a low-cost, uniquely precise option for people to gather corrective vision measurements whenever and wherever they choose.

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TeleHealth365 Inks Deal for WideState Medicare Tourism

TeleHealth365 Inks Deal to Acquire WideState Medicare TourismAhead of the weekend, MHW learned that TeleHealth365 is acquiring WideState Medicare Tourism LLP for an undisclosed amount of cash and stocks.

WideState Medicare Tourism is now a division of Telehealth365, Inc operating from India.

According to a provided statement, this purchase will allow TeleHealth365 to enter the medical tourism market which will generate $143.8 billion by 2022, according to Allied Research.

TeleHealth365’s secure video solution is being used in the USA and globally. The business is seeing major growth throughout these markets. Individual healthcare providers and hospitals are using secure video conferencing to schedule virtual office visits with patients in their communities, especially in rural areas where hospitals and clinics may not have an on-staff specialist.

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eWellness Confirms Commercial Launch of PHZIO Telemedicine Platform

Telemedicine Growth It's All About the PartnershipseWellness Healthcare Corporation is the first physical therapy telemedicine company to offer insurance reimbursable real-time distance monitored physical therapy treatments, according to a statement emailed to MHW on Saturday.

According to the announcement, the company successfully held its commercial launch of its PHZIO PT telemedicine intervention system as a Tier 1 sponsor of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Private Practice Section (PPS) Annual Conference held in Las Vegas.

What’s more, on October 20th, the Company was a Lunch Sponsor and the Cocktail Reception Sponsor that included an Exclusive PHZIO Demo Session for all attendees.

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mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

HomeHeroFivePointZeroHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we have been monitoring this past week.

mHealthWatch, WebMD, Harvard Health Blog Recognized by Feedspot
mHealthWatch was honored to learn this week that our site was selected by Feedspot as one of the  Top 100 Health Blogs on the web (Thank you, Feedspot!)

IDC: Wearables Shipments May Top 213 Million Units in 2020
According to data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of this year.
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CareMonkey Rolls Out Windows Phone App

HealthKit Comes to OneTouch Reveal App for Diabetes ManagementCareMonkey, touted as the world’s fastest growing Emergency Health and Safety platform, is now even more accessible after releasing a Windows Phone App on the Microsoft Store today.

“We are excited to announce that the CareMonkey app is now available with offline mode on Microsoft Windows Phone, Surface and PC,” said Troy Westley, CEO of CareMonkey. “CareMonkey makes it easy for authorized carers to access sensitive life saving information. Our new CareMonkey app on the Microsoft Store ensures CareMonkey is always available, even when offline, so authorized carers know exactly what to do and who to call in an emergency.”

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