Use of home monitoring devices to hit 19.1M, report says
YARMOUTH, Maine – Three million patients used connected home medical monitoring devices worldwide at the end of 2013, according to a new report from Berg Insights. Researchers estimate that number will grow to 19.1 million by 2018. Driving growth: Trends in incorporating more connectivity in medical devices, and using personal mobile devices as health hubs. Connectivity is most common for implantable cardiac rhythm management devices, followed by sleep therapy. Glucose monitoring and air-flow monitoring are gaining momentum. Revenues for monitoring devices were 4.3 billion Euro in 2013 and could reach 19.4 billion Euro by 2018, according to the report.