Wearable medical devices are small electronic products, often consisting of one or more sensors, and having computational capability. They are embedded into items that are attach to the body parts, such as head, feet, arms, wrists and waist. They can resemble a watch, eyeglasses, some clothing, contact lenses, shoes or even jewellery.
Wearable medical devices can be generally divided based on consumer or non-consumer applications. These two categories can be further segmented based on the particular sector the product targets.
This report also covers the wearable fitness trackers market, enterprise wearable market, healthcare wearables market, pain management devices market, diabetes care devices market, respiratory care devices market, and rehabilitation devices/equipment market.
Major players in the wearable medical devices market include Nike (Nike+ FuelBand), Fitbit (Two wristbands (Force and Flex) and two clip-on trackers (Zip and One) and Jawbone (UP wristband-based ?tness tracker).
The global wearable medical devices market was valued at $5.2 billion in 2017. The wearable medical devices market in Americas was the largest in the world. In 2017, it accounted for about 48% of the global wearable medical devices market.
Wearable Devices in the Healthcare Industry can be segmented into Consumer Wearables And Non-Consumer Wearables.
Consumer Wearables includes general consumer, fitness and sports, fashion and apparel, home automation and remote identi?cation, and gaming and recreation.
Non-Consumer Wearables includes, defence and security, enterprise and industrial and healthcare.