tool “The market growth is expected to be impressive: from $22.7 billion in 2015 to $173.3 billion by 2020”
Authors:
Glenn Keet, former Chief Executive Officer, ClinCapture
Marc Desgrousilliers, Chief Technology Officer, ClinCapture
  • Explore the advances in sensor technology and microelectronics.
  • Learn about the potential market growth and the direction it is taking.
  • Understand the current capacities of wearable devices and what this means for clinical trials.
  • Gain understanding on the key concepts behind the usage of wearable devices for patient data collection.
Abstract: Advances in sensor technology and microelectronics have opened new opportunities in the health and life sciences industries. Wearable sensors allow for continuous bio-monitoring without any manual intervention, thus reducing provider-patient interaction and costs while contributing improvements in the quality of the data. Wearable electronics, or wearables in short, are light electronics with embedded bio-sensors that can be comfortably worn on clothes or the body. Some of today’s wearable electronics include Fitbit wristbands, Google and SONY glasses, and, most impactful, the Apple Watch.