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Infographic: The State of Wearables Today


Valencell, a leading innovator in performance biometric data sensor technology, in collaboration with MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, the trade association advancing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, recently conducted a national survey in regards to the state of wearables today.

The findings, portrayed in an infographic shared below, revealed interesting statistics about wearables users, including consumer interest in monitoring advanced health metrics like stress, blood pressure, and sunlight exposure.

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Wearable Technology Can Enhance Long Term Patient Care


The following is a guest contributed post from Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac.

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings some health care organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health programs and to create new data availability.

Some wearable technologies developed for the health care sector are designed to monitor patient vitals. Patients who are not in critical condition are able to receive round-the-clock monitoring from health care professionals at home or at a step-down care facility. There is no need for people recovering from basic surgeries or who have chronic conditions to remain in the hospital for prolonged periods of time. Care can be dispatched to their homes on an as needed basis if vitals stray outside a “normal” range.

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Zebra Says One-Half of Manufacturers Globally to Adopt Wearable Tech by 2022


Just when you though the momentum of wearables had reached rever-pitch, we’re hearing that the boom shows no signs of slowing.

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a market leader in mobile computers, today revealed the results of the Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analyzing the emerging trends shaping the future of industrial manufacturing.

“The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting the IIoT to enhance visibility and improve quality,” the report summary reads.

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Report: $1 Billion Potential Revenue with Green High-Tech Wearables


Proving once again that green tech is a magnet for green paper, OLIVEDA International, Inc. sees a big market for eco-friendly wearables.

The company has just announced it’s projection which calls for a potential global market for its unique green-tech wearables products of up to 10 million users and potential revenues up to $1 billion.

The wearable market is just one of the revenue streams derived from OLIVEDA’s olive tree based products, the company says.
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IDC: Wearables Market Swells 17.9% During the First Quarter


The worldwide wearables market maintained its upward trajectory during the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with Xiaomi and Apple leading all companies and multiple products experiencing double – and triple-digit growth.

That’s the official announcement from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker indicates that companies shipped a total of 24.7 million wearable devices during 1Q17, up 17.9% from the 20.9 million units shipped in 1Q16.

“Fitbit finds itself in the midst of a transformation as user tastes evolve from fitness bands to watches and other products,” noted Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC’s Wearables team. “This allowed Xiaomi to throttle up on its inexpensive devices within the China market and for Apple to leverage its position as the leading smartwatch provider worldwide. Now that Xiaomi and Apple have supplanted Fitbit, the next question is whether they will be able to maintain their position.
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PAREXEL, Sanofi Advance the Use of Wearable Devices in Life Science Industry


PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, has just announced a collaboration with Sanofi to advance the use of wearable devices to transform the collection of data in clinical trials.

Wearables have the potential to address several challenges related to clinical trials and improve execution by increasing patients’ ability to participate, driving patient engagement, and creating more opportunities for decentralized trial sites.
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IDC: Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021


As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum.

That’s according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

The IDC estimates that vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices this year, marking a 20.4% increase from the 104.3 million units shipped in 2016.
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