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The Role of Wearable Wireless Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs

Global healthcare spending is at record levels, driven by the cost of an aging population and the associated long-term care for chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Employers are facing these healthcare burdens as well. Unwell employees cost employers more through increased health insurance plan costs and on average have decreased productivity and increased absenteeism. This challenge is pushing employers and the healthcare industry as a whole to innovate and develop new products and solutions that can improve the health of individuals worldwide.

Over the past several years, employers have begun integrating wearable wireless devices into their own wellness programs. These devices have brought a new level of activity management and analysis to corporate wellness programs. These devices have also increased employee participation rates and have driven preventative programs of those covered by corporate wellness programs.

This research analysis examines the increasingly important role that wearable devices have in corporate wellness programs, the challenges that insurance companies and device manufacturers face in this market, and what will drive success and competition in this market over the next 5 years.

Table of Contents

  • 1. CORPORATE WELLNESS AND WEARABLE DEVICES
    • 1.1. Corporate Wellness Overview
    • 1.2. Wearable Devices and Their Role in Corporate Wellness Programs
      • 1.2.1. mHealth Device Measurement
    • 1.3. Corporate Wellness mHealth Wearable Device Integration Drivers
      • 1.3.1. The Affordable Care Act
  • 2. THE WEARABLE DEVICES IN CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS MARKET AND FORECASTS
    • 2.1. Market Forecasts
    • 2.2. Wearable Wireless Devices in Corporate Wellness Programs Forecast by Region
      • 2.2.1. Examples of Wearable Wireless Devices Used in Corporate Wellness
    • 2.3. Device Manufacturers and Insurance Providers
    • 2.4. Stakeholder Drivers and Inhibitors
      • 2.4.1. Corporate Wellness Value Chain
      • 2.4.2. Employers Choose the Way
  • 3. KEY MARKET PLAYERS
    • 3.1. Employers
      • 3.1.1. American Family Insurance
    • 3.2. Device Manufacturers
      • 3.2.1. Fitbit
      • 3.2.2. FitLinxx
      • 3.2.3. Garmin
      • 3.2.4. Qualcomm Life
      • 3.2.5. Withings
    • 3.3. Insurance Companies
      • 3.3.1. Oscar
      • 3.3.2. UnitedHealthcare
      • 3.3.3. Pilot Programs and Other R&D Initiatives