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  • Membership Wearables & Devices Sector

    The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.

    Research

    ABI Insight

    UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Partner to Deliver Connected Health Solutions

    3Q 2016

    On March 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Qualcomm Life announced a partnership to develop and deliver connected health solutions to consumers. The partnership is focused on creating UHC programs and services that integrate wearable medical devices with diagnostic tests that are powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform. The first program to come out of this partnership is UnitedHealthcare Motion, a health and wellness program designed to help participants on employer-provided insurance plans become healthier and more active while also giving them financial incentives. Participants are provided proprietary wearable devices that track the number, frequency, and intensity of steps each user takes. This data is securely transmitted through Qualcomm Life’s 2net Mobile platform. Employers are also able to receive savings based on the combined results of their program participants.

    News

    Analysts

    Jonathan Collins

    Research Director

    David McQueen

    Research Director

    Marina Lu

    Senior Analyst

    Ryan Martin

    Senior Analyst

    Stephanie Lawrence

    Research Analyst