Novant Health Connects Patients and Doctors Through Wearable Technology
Summary: Beginning this month, Novant Health patients will be able to share data from their fitness tracker with their doctor through Novant Health's electronic patient portal, MyChart. Novant Health's more than 430,000 MyChart users will be able to submit data from personal fitness devices, such as smart scales and wearable fitness trackers, directly to their doctors. More on this from Novant Health
Fitness Wearables are taking off across the globe, but for how long?
Summary: Fitness wearables are in the news with the success of Fitbit’s IPO, which launched on June 18th this year at USD20 per share and reached nearly USD48 per share by August 3rd. Is this really the valuable market that many people obviously believe it to be? It’s certainly crowded, with a range of products at all price points. Margaret Ranken discusses more on this in her article.
Wearable market to see most growth in North America
Summary: The global wearable technology market was worth US$749-million in 2012, according to Hexa Research, and is expected to grow in coming years at the CAGR of 40.7% from 2012 to 2018. Working with synchronization of human actions, wearable technology is growing rapidly due to increase in market of various applications such as advertising, cycling, running, surgery, remote patient monitoring, sports brain and project planning. In 2018, the wearable technology is expected to reach around US$5-billion globally. More details in this article from Stephen Law.
The Latest Campus Fashion: Wearable Technology
Summary: As wearables hit the mainstream, campuses discover more than one way to tap the devices’ potential. Tarleton State is one of many higher education institutions that are taking advantage of wearable technology as a way to give students and employees better — and more healthful — experiences both in and out of the classroom. Read more in this article from Karen J. Bannan.
Why data protection will be key to wearable tech success
Summary: The next generation of health-focused wearables could revolutionise the way people live, but only if consumers can be certain that their data remains confidential. The author from AFP Relaxnews shares the industry facts and concerns around data protection.
Wellness programs will spur wearables adoption in workplace
Summary: A new Tractica report projects more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, with smartwatches leading the way. Judy Mottl gives more details on this report in her article.
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