Disposable components have been used within the medical space for some time. Today, the increasing integration of low-cost sensors into devices designed to be disposed have significant benefits within both on-site healthcare environments and remote patient monitoring scenarios. In addition to improvements regarding hygiene, disposable sensors limit resource constraints, improve data integrity, and reduce the cost of a number of processes.
The diversifying form factors of disposable sensors within the medical space are improving the variety of use cases and applications. In addition to the availability of externally worn adhesives, the expanding use of ingestibles is expanding the benefits of disposable devices.
This report covers both adhesive devices and ingestible devices within the medical space, identifying barriers and drivers within the space for both on-site and remote monitoring sectors.