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Health Self-Monitoring: Technologies and Global Markets

Health Self-Monitoring: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for selected health self-monitoring technologies reached $1.1 billion and nearly $3.2 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively. This market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.9% to reach $18.8 billion in 2019.

This report provides:

Overview the global markets and technologies for health self-monitoring.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.

Identify and describe existing health self-monitoring technologies, as well as technologies that are under development.

Analyze the major drivers and constraints that will influence the future development of the self-monitoring market.

Project the market for major health self-monitoring technology platforms, devices, and software.

Describe and evaluate different vendors’ business models.

Assess the potential impact of self-monitoring on the way medicine is practiced.


SCOPE AND FORMAT

BCC Research has published studies of several related topics, including wearable computing (IFT071A), telemedicine (HLC014E), patient monitoring (HLC038D), smart textiles (AVM050B) and healthcare IT (HLC048D). The present study complements, rather than duplicates, these studies.
For example, the wearable computing study (IFT071A) discusses the likelihood that “activity monitoring applications” for sports and fitness will expand to other health and wellness markets but does not discuss these health and wellness application in much detail. IFT071A also discusses “wearable healthcare devices and safety monitors,” but the latter are intended more for third-party (e.g., caregiver) monitoring rather than self-monitoring. The same is true of the patient monitoring technologies analyzed in HLC038D, HLC014E and AVM050B.

The present report focuses specifically on technologies that enable the individual to monitor his or her own health. Third-party monitoring technologies thus are specifically excluded, except to the extent that the individual being monitored has direct access to the data, in a form useful for self-monitoring. Apps that extract data from an individual’s EHR and format and display those data on the individual’s self-monitoring device are covered in the report, but not EHRs per se. The latter are covered in BCC Research report HLC048D.

Additional, unique topics covered in this report include:
Self-tracking’s usability by target groups such as seniors.
Vendor business models (e.g., many self-tracking apps are free. How are vendors going to make money in this market?).
Structural impacts on the healthcare industry.

The study format includes these major elements:
Executive summary.
Overview (definitions, enabling technologies, market segmentation).
Market environment (demographic, economic, epidemiological, legal/ regulator, healthcare industry).
Major health self-monitoring platforms.
Health self-monitoring hubs.
Peripherals.
Software.
Company profiles.
Patent analysis.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY BACKGROUND
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT
METHODOLOGY
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SELECTED HEALTH SELF-MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SELECTED HEALTH SELF-MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
DEFINITIONS
DIGITAL VS. ANALOG MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES
MOBILE VS. PORTABLE MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES
SELF-TESTING VS. SELF-MONITORING
HEALTH VS. SPORTS AND FITNESS MONITORING
ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES
SMARTPHONES
ENHANCED DATA PROCESSING CAPABILITIES
SENSORS
MEMS Sensors
PFOE Sensors
GEOSPATIAL TRACKING
SMART TEXTILES FOR WEARABLE SENSORS
NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES
Bluetooth
ANT+
ZigBee
Near-Field Communications
Human Area Networks
Cellular Communications
Wi-Fi
CLOUD SERVICES
MARKET SEGMENTS
TECHNOLOGIES
Platforms
Hubs
FIGURE 1 SELF-MONITORING HUB (SCHEMATIC)
Peripherals
Software
APPLICATIONS
Fitness, Wellness and Prevention
Fertility and Reproductive Health
Chronic Disease Management
Postacute Care and Rehabilitation
Aging at Home
Mental Health
PURCHASERS/PAYERS
Consumers
Employers
Hospitals/Healthcare Providers
Insurers
Private Insurers
Medicare and Medicaid
MARKET SUMMARY
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MARKET FOR HEALTH SELF-MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES, 2013-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET FOR HEALTH SELF-MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MARKET FOR HEALTH SELF-MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES BY REGION, 2013-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 4 MARKET ENVIRONMENT
USER DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS
TABLE 2 BREAKDOWN OF SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-ACTIVATION INDIVIDUALS (%)
TABLE 3 BREAKDOWN OF HEALTH CHARACTERISTICS OF IGH-ACTIVATION
INDIVIDUALS (%)
TABLE 4 BREAKDOWN OF SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS SELF-MONITORING BLOOD PRESSURE (%)
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL
Inactivity
Obesity
Stress
Hypertension
Sleep Problems and Disorders
LEGAL/REGULATORY ISSUES
REGULATORY APPROVAL
Different Standards for Self-Monitoring Devices
Software Apps Require Regulatory Approval
PRIVACY
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
State Privacy Laws
LIABILITY
CHAPTER 5 HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PLATFORMS
MAJOR PLATFORMS
APPLE HEALTH KIT
General Description
Design and Operation
Peripherals and Applications
Data Security and Privacy
Health Industry Partnerships
Electronic Health Record Providers
Care Providers
GOOGLE FIT
General Description
Design and Operation
The Fitness Store
The Sensor Framework
Data Sources
Data Types
Datapoints
Datasets
Sessions
Permissions and User Controls
Google Fit APIs
Android APIs
REST API
Data Security and Privacy
Health Industry Partnerships
MICROSOFT HEALTH
General Description
Design and Operation
Data Security and Privacy
SAMSUNG DIGITAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
General Description
Design and Operation
S Health
SAMI
Data Security and Privacy
Healthcare Partners
COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENT
FEATURES
Data Control and Security
Compatibility
Peripherals and Apps
Hubs
OPERATING SYSTEMS
TABLE 5 GLOBAL SMARTPHONE SHIPMENTS AND SHARES BY OPERATING SYSTEM, 2014 AND 2019 (MILLION UNITS/%)
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL SMARTPHONE MARKET SHARES BY OPERATING SYSTEM, 2014 AND 2019 (% OF TOTAL SHIPMENTS)
HEALTHCARE PARTNERS
THIRD-PARTY APPS AND PERIPHERALS
MARKET
SUMMARY
TABLE 6 MOBILE HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PLATFORM USER BASE, 2013-2019 (MILLIONS)
Current User Base
TABLE 7 NUMBER OF MOBILE DEVICES RUNNING HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PLATFORMS, 2014
FIGURE 5 MARKET SHARE FOR MOBILE DEVICES RUNNING HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PLATFORMS, 2014 (%)
Future Projections
CHAPTER 6 HEALTH SELF-MONITORING HUBS
TYPES OF HUBS
HUBS USED WITHOUT A PERIPHERAL
HUBS USED WITH A PERIPHERAL
FIGURE 6 SHARE OF HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS THAT FUNCTION WITH A HUB VS. STAND-ALONE DEVICES, 2014 (%)
TABLE 8 LIST OF DEVICES USED AS SELF-MONITORING HUBS
COMBINED HUB/PERIPHERAL DEVICES
MARKET
TABLE 9 NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO USE THEIR SMARTPHONES TO SELF-MONITOR THEIR HEALTH BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO USE THEIR SMARTPHONES TO SELF-MONITOR THEIR HEALTH BY REGION, 2013-2019 (MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 7 HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS
TYPES OF PERIPHERALS
FUNCTIONS
FIGURE 8 NUMBER OF FITNESS AND HEALTH ONLY VS. MULTIPURPOSE
PERIPHERALS, 2014 (NUMBER OF UNITS)
FORM FACTORS
FIGURE 9 FORM FACTORS: SMARTWATCH VS. WRISTBAND
FIGURE 10 FORM FACTORS: ARM VS. WRIST CUFF BLOOD-PRESSURE
MONITOR
FIGURE 11 FORM FACTORS: FINGERTIP BLOOD-OXYGEN MONITORS
FIGURE 12 FORM FACTORS: EAR CLIPS VS. EAR BUDS
FIGURE 13 FORM FACTOR: SENSOR SHIRT
FIGURE 14 NUMBER OF FITNESS AND HEALTH ONLY AND ULTIPURPOSE
PERIPHERALS BY FORM FACTOR CATEGORIES, 2014 (NUMBER OF UNITS)
COMPATIBLE MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS
FIGURE 15 NUMBER OF PERIPHERALS BY TYPE OF DEVICE SUPPORTED, 2014 (UNITS)
COMPATIBLE SELF-MONITORING PLATFORMS
FIGURE 16 NUMBER OF PERIPHERALS BY COMPATIBLE SELF-MONITORING PLATFORMS, 2014 (UNITS)
OPERATING SYSTEMS
FIGURE 17 NUMBER OF PERIPHERALS THAT ARE RUNNING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 2014
Android Wear
Tizen
Linux
Apple Watch OS
Android
Other Operating Systems
MediaTek LinkIt
Additional Operating Systems
SENSORS
FIGURE 18 NUMBER OF PERIPHERALS THAT CONTAIN EACH TYPE OF SENSOR, 2014 (UNITS)
Accelerometers
Types of Accelerometers
Capacitive Accelerometers
Piezoelectric Accelerometers
Piezoresistive Accelerometers
Axes of Measurement
Three-Axis (3D) Accelerometers
Six- and Nine-axis Accelerometers
Gyroscopes
Compasses (Magnetometers)
Altimeters
Heart-Rate Sensors
Optical Heart-Rate Sensors
Optomechanical Heart-Rate Sensor
Bio-Impedance Heart-Rate Sensors
Electrical Heart-Rate Sensors
Temperature Sensors
Skin Temperature
Ambient Temperature
Heat-Flux Sensor
Blood-Pressure Sensors
Blood-Oxygen Sensors
Light Sensors
Ambient-Light Sensors
Ultraviolet-Light Sensors
Blue-Light Sensors
Galvanic Skin Response
Weight Sensors
Load Cell
Bioelectrical Impedance Sensor
PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS MEASURED
FIGURE 19 NUMBER OF PERIPHERALS THAT MONITOR PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, 2014 (UNITS)
CURRENT RESEARCH AND EXPECTED FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
SKIN-MOUNTED SENSORS
SMART CONTACT LENSES
TOOTH SENSOR
E-BUTTON
WEIGHT-TRACKING INSOLES
SENSORS FOR MENTAL HEALTH STATUS
VENDORS
FIGURE 20 MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR PERIPHERAL VENDORS, 2013 (%)
MARKET
FIGURE 21 HISTORICAL GLOBAL MARKET FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS, 2013 (MILLION UNITS/$ ILLIONS)
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS, THROUGH 2019 (MILLION UNITS/$ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 8 HEALTH SELF-MONITORING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
TYPES OF SOFTWARE APPLICATION
CONSUMER VS. HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL APPS
FIGURE 22 BREAKDOWN OF CONSUMER SELF-MONITORING VS. PROFESSION HEALTHCARE APPS, 2014 (%)
PARAMETERS MONITORED
FIGURE 23 BREAKDOWN OF IOS-COMPATIBLE CONSUMER HEALTH APPS BY PARAMETER MONITORED, 2014 (NUMBER/%)
FUNCTIONALITY
FIGURE 24 NUMBER OF CONSUMER HEALTH APPS BY FUNCTIONALITY, 2014 (NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS)
PAID VS. FREE APPS
FIGURE 25 BREAKDOWN OF FREE VS. FEE-BASED MOBILE HEALTH APPS, 2014 (NUMBER/%)
OPERATING PLATFORMS
VENDORS
MARKET
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR SELF-MONITORING SOFTWARE APPS, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 9 COMPANY PROFILES
ACER INC.
APPLE INC.
ARCHOS S.A.
ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
BASIS SCIENCE INC.
BEURER GMBH
BODYMEDIA INC.
CERNER CORP.
CITYZEN SCIENCES
EPIC SYSTEMS CORP.
EXMOVERE HOLDINGS
FACEBOOK INC.
FITBUG LTD.
FITBIT INC.
FITLINXX
GARMIN LTD.
GOOGLE INC.
HEARTMATH LLC
HEXOSKIN
HTC CORP.
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
IHEALTH LAB INC.
IMPACT SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES
JARV
JAWBONE
LG ELECTRONICS INC.
LUMO BODYTECH INC.
MAYO CLINIC CO.
MEDIATEK INC.
MICROSOFT CORP.
MIO GLOBAL
MISFIT WEARABLES CORP.
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
MYFITNESSPAL LLC
NEUROSKY INC.
NEW BALANCE ATHLETIC SHOE INC.
NIKE, INC.
NONIN MEDICAL INC.
NYX DEVICES LLC
OMSIGNAL INC.
OVULINE
PEBBLE TECHNOLOGY CORP,
POLAR ELECTRO OY
RALPH LAUREN CORP.
RAZER USA LTD
RUNTASTIC GMBH
SALUTRON INC.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
SEIKO EPSON CORP,
SERAPHIM SENSE LTD.
SKECHERS USA INC.
SOLEUS RUNNING
SONY CORP.
SPORTLINE
STRIIV INC.
STBL MEDICAL RESEARCH AG
TANITA CORP.
TEMPDROP LTD.
VALENCELL INC.
VANCIVE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
WELLOGRAPH INC.
WITHINGS
CHAPTER 10 PATENTS
TABLE 12 SELECTED US PATENTS RELATED TO HEALTH SELF-MONITORING
WRIST-WORN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR FITNESS MONITORING AND OTHER APPLICATIONS
APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE FOR REQUESTING, STORING, AND
OTHERWISE ACCESSING DATA WITHIN A HEALTH INTEGRATION
NETWORK
WRIST-MOUNTED PULSE RATE INDICATOR
CHAPTER 11 APPENDIX SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS
TABLE 13 HEALTH SELF-MONITORING PERIPHERALS

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