Subscribe Wearables, Usables & Expendables
1Q 2017 | IN-4447
In February (2017), the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office in Virginia announced the beginning of its rollout of the Automatic Injury Detection (AID) system, developed by Select Engineering (an engineering firm providing engineering and technical services to assist federal agencies, local governments, and corporate entities) in partnership with DataSoft (a low-power, small form-factor, wireless solutions manufacturer). The AID system detects when the wearer has been stabbed, shot, or hit by shrapnel, alerting pre-set contacts via text message, as well as phoning emergency services to ensure that wearers get help immediately, even if they are unable to call for assistance themselves. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office will be rolling out the system to its entire team of deputies to ensure that they get assistance in the event of an attack or injury.
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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 companies more through increased health insurance plan costs. On average, they also experience more absenteeism than their peers and are generally less productive. This challenge is pushing employers, and the healthcare industry as a whole, to 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 wellness programs. These devices brought a new level of activity management and analysis to corporate wellness programs. They also increased employee participation rates and drove preventative programs for those covered by these programs.
This webinar will include an examination of the key drivers pushing wearable devices into corporate wellness programs, as well as what will drive success and competition in this market over the next five years. It will also include an overview of the major market players, including device manufacturers, insurance companies, and wellness providers, as well as how their efforts will converge to drive employee adoption and engagement into these programs. Additionally, the webinar will include a discussion on what these trends reveal about the evolution of the wearable device market.Replay