Body Area Networks for Sports and Healthcare: Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee, 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, and Proprietary Communications

1Q 2012 | Research Report Report | RR-BODY-12 | 77 pages | 110 tables | 10 charts | Excel | PDF | Powerpoint

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Wireless within wearable devices, as within most devices, brings a new level of mobility and flexibility. For wearable sensors monitoring the performance or condition of an individual, it means being able to collect more data over longer periods of time without interrupting an individual's usual routines. Wireless has been embedded in wearable sensors for years, but a new way of wireless protocol standardization and simplified connectivity to online applications is driving a new wave of device development and adoption. This report focuses on the development, current adoption, and potential for embedded wireless communication technologies within wearable fitness and medical sensors. Such devices include heart-rate monitors, glucose measurement sensors, sleep monitors, activity sensors, and others. Examined in the report are the key technologies, applications, industry players, and associations that are shaping and growing this market as well as some of the issues yet to be overcome. The report splits the market for wearable wireless devices within sports and healthcare into four categories: sports, fitness, and well-being; home monitoring; remote patient monitoring; and on-site professional healthcare monitoring. The report also assesses the market for wearable devices embedded with wireless communications across two wireless connectivity options: short-range wireless and embedded cellular connectivity.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Report Scope and Introduction
    • 1.2. The Wearable Wireless Sensor Market
    • 1.3. Top-line Wearable Wireless Device Forecasts
    • 1.4. Market Drivers and Opportunities
    • 1.5. Market Inhibitors and Hurdles
    • 1.6. Summary and Strategic Recommendations
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Market Overview
    • 2.2. Social and Economic Wearable Wireless Sensor Market Drivers
    • 2.3. Obesity and the Overweight
    • 2.4. The Impact of Wearable Wireless Sensors on the Obese and the Overweight
    • 2.5. Aging Populations
    • 2.6. The Impact of Wearable Wireless Sensors within Aging Populations
    • 2.7. Chronic Disease
    • 2.8. The Impact of Wearable Wireless Sensors on Chronic Disease Management
    • 2.9. Professional (On-site) Healthcare Costs
    • 2.10. Impact of Wearable Wireless Sensors Professional (On-site) Healthcare Costs
    • 2.11. Wearable Wireless Sensor Market Specific Drivers and Inhibitors
    • 2.12. Sports, Fitness, and Well-being Monitoring
    • 2.13. The Current Sports, Fitness and Well-being Monitoring Market and Its Direction
    • 2.14. Key Market Developments and Projections
    • 2.15. Home Monitoring
    • 2.16. The Current Home Monitoring Market and its Direction
    • 2.17. Key Market Developments and Projections
    • 2.18. Remote Patient Monitoring
    • 2.19. The Current Remote Patient Monitoring Market and Its Direction
    • 2.20. Key Market Developments and Projections
    • 2.21. Professional (On-site) Healthcare Monitoring
    • 2.22. The Current Professional (On-site) Healthcare Monitoring Market and Its Direction
    • 2.23. Key Market Developments and Projections
    • 2.24. General Wearable Wireless Market Considerations
    • 2.25. Extending the Value Chain with Wireless
    • 2.26. Reimbursement
    • 2.27. Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program
    • 2.28. Liability
    • 2.29. Clinician/Patient Acceptance
    • 2.30. Regulation
    • 2.31. Mobile Phone Regulation
    • 2.32. Medical Device Data Systems Redefinition
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Wearable Wireless Health Communication Standards
    • 3.2. Wireless Home Health Network Topology and Technologies
    • 3.3. Cellular Considerations
    • 3.4. Short Range Wireless: Proprietary Protocols
    • 3.5. ANT
    • 3.6. BodyLAN
    • 3.7. Sensium
    • 3.8. Short Range Wireless: Standard Protocols
    • 3.9. Bluetooth
    • 3.10. Bluetooth Smart
    • 3.11. ZigBee
    • 3.12. ZigBee Health Care Public Application Profile
    • 3.13. Low Power Wi-Fi
    • 3.14. IEEE 802.15.4
    • 3.15. IEEE 802.15.6
    • 3.16. Standards Bodies and Industry Groups
    • 3.17. Continua Healthcare Alliance
    • 3.18. ISO/IEEE 11073
    • 3.19. Regulatory Issues: Certification
    • 3.20. The United States: the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health
    • 3.21. The European Union: the Medical Devices Directive
    • 3.22. Japan: the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency
    • 3.23. Implications for Embedded Cellular Technology
  • 4. KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
    • 4.1. Alere
    • 4.2. AT&T
    • 4.3. Bluetooth SIG
    • 4.4. BodyMedia, Inc.
    • 4.5. Cardiocom
    • 4.6. Center for Connected Health
    • 4.7. Continua Healthcare Alliance
    • 4.8. FitLinxx
    • 4.9. Freescale
    • 4.10. Garmin (Dynastream Innovations)
    • 4.11. Healthsense
    • 4.12. IBM
    • 4.13. Ideal Life
    • 4.14. Intel
    • 4.15. Intel-GE Care Innovations
    • 4.16. Nike
    • 4.17. O2 UK
    • 4.18. Philips
    • 4.19. Polar Electro
    • 4.20. Qualcomm
    • 4.21. Roche Diagnostics
    • 4.22. Sprint
    • 4.23. Sony Ericsson
    • 4.24. Suunto
    • 4.25. Telit Communications
    • 4.26. Texas Instruments
    • 4.27. Toumaz Technology
    • 4.28. Verizon Wireless
    • 4.29. Vignet Corporation
    • 4.30. Viterion
    • 4.31. West Wireless Health Institute
    • 4.32. ZigBee Alliance
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 5.2. Overview
    • 5.3. Sports, Fitness, and Wellness Market Table 4 to Table 29
    • 5.4. Home Monitoring Table 30 to Table 55
    • 5.5. Remote Patient Monitoring Table 56 to Table 81
    • 5.6. Professional (On-site) Healthcare
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
  • 8. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 8.1. Scope of Study
    • 8.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 8.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipments by Region: World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017
  2. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipment Market Share by Application, World Market, Forecast: 2017
  3. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipments by Region (Displayed as Areas)
  4. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipments by Region (Displayed as Columns)
  5. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipment Market Share by Application
  6. Home Health and Fitness Wearable Wireless Device Shipments by Connectivity


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