Connected Care in Europe 4th Edition

Connected Care in Europe 4th Edition

Connected Care in Europe is a comprehensive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the telehealth and telecare markets in this region. This strategic research report provides you with 170 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

How should the mobile industry address the vast business opportunity in the connected care market? Berg Insight forecasts that the number of cellular connections in the connected care market in Europe will increase from 3.3 million in 2021 to more than 9.1 million in 2027. Learn more about how wireless technology can become seamlessly integrated with telehealth and telecare solutions in this 170 page in-depth report.

The report answers the following questions:

  • Which are the main verticals within connected care?
  • What are the main drivers on this market in Europe?
  • How many people are using telecare systems in each European country?
  • Which are the leading telecare equipment providers in Europe?
  • How will the connected care market evolve in the next five years?
  • What are the general technology trends for connected care products?
  • How will the markets for telehealth, telecare and smart home solutions converge?
  • What is the potential market size for cellular IoT connectivity?

Connected Care in Europe 4th Edition

The ageing population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases will be two of thegreatest challenges in Europe during this century. It is widely believed that connected caresolutions can ease the burden on society by enabling more efficient delivery of care andallowing people to live independently in their homes for longer. Berg Insight’s definition ofconnected care comprises telecare and telehealth solutions that are used for the remotedelivery of healthcare and social care services. Today, the most common connected caresolution is the traditional telecare alarm, which includes a wearable alarm button that the userpresses in the case of an emergency. Next-generation telecare systems are technologicallymore advanced and can automatically trigger an alarm, for instance if the user leaves homeat an unexpected time or forgets to take his or her medicine. Furthermore, next-generationtelecare solutions include mobile telecare alarms that users always can carry with them at alltimes. Telehealth solutions involve connected medical devices and monitoring services thatare used for the remote monitoring and management of patients with COPD, chronic heartfailure, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, coronary heart disease or chronic kidney disease.

Traditional telecare is the largest and most mature segment of the connected care marketwith a total of 5.9 million users at the end of 2021. The market for next-generation telecaresolutions is entering a growth phase with an estimated total of 2.9 million users in the EU27+3 countries at the end of 2021, whereas the number of telehealth users reached 1.3million. The total number of people using connected care solutions amounted to 8.6 million atthe end of 2021, as there is an overlap between the three solution categories. The market isforecasted to grow at a CAGR of 12.1 percent during the next six years to reach 17.1 millionconnected care users by 2027. Berg Insight expects that traditional telecare will be overtakenby next-generation telecare as the largest segment of the connected care market with aforecasted 7.7 million users in 2027. However, traditional telecare will follow with 7.5 millionusers and telehealth with 5.7 million users at the end of the forecast period.

Connected care revenues in the EU 27+3 countries reached an estimated € 3.6 billion in2021. This includes revenues from traditional telecare solutions, next-generation telecaresolutions and telehealth solutions. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8 percentbetween 2021 and 2027 to reach € 7.0 billion at the end of the forecast period. Traditionaltelecare solutions accounted for the largest share of the market in 2021 but will not grow asquickly as the next-generation telecare and telehealth markets during the next six years.

The traditional telecare equipment market in Europe is highly consolidated. The two majorplayers – Tunstall and Legrand – hold leading positions in nearly all markets and togetheraccount for almost two thirds of telecare unit sales in the region. The next-generation telecaremarket is on the other hand fragmented. In addition to the leading telecare equipmentvendors, companies active in the next-generation market include specialised providers suchas Essence Group, Just Checking, Vitalbase and Vivago in activity monitoring; Everon, Libify,Navigil, Oysta Technology, SmartLife Care and Smartwatcher in mobile telecare; andEvondos, Vitavanti, AceAge and iZafe Group in medication compliance monitoring. Thetelehealth market is similarly a fragmented market that is evolving quickly. Many new start-upsas well as well-established solution providers from adjacent industries are active on themarket. Examples include Huma, Luscii, Dignio, Comarch, eDevice and SHL Telemedicine.

The ongoing digitalisation of telephone networks in Europe will require massive replacementsof PSTN-based telecare systems in the coming years. At the same time, there is rising interestin new types of solutions that enable social care and healthcare services to be delivered moreefficiently. Berg Insight expects that these trends will catalyse the transition to the nextgeneration of connected care solutions. Future caregiving is also anticipated to be predictivein nature by continuously analysing user data and acting on abnormalities. Care providers willwork with solutions that rely on data not only from telecare devices, but also from othersources such as smart home sensors and healthcare records. The transition to digitaltechnologies is good news for mobile network operators, as the vast majority of all newconnected care systems rely on cellular connectivity. In fact, Berg Insight predicts that thenumber of cellular connections will grow from around 3.3 million in 2021 to more than 9.1million in 2027.

1 Healthcare and social care in Europe
1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 The ageing population
1.1.2 Metabolic syndrome and lifestyle-related diseases
1.2 Chronic diseases
1.2.1 Cardiovascular diseases
1.2.2 Chronic respiratory diseases
1.2.3 Diabetes
1.3 Neurological disorders, mental disorders and physical disabilities
1.3.1 Autism spectrum disorders
1.3.2 Dementia
1.3.3 Epilepsy
1.3.4 Other disorders and disabilities
1.4 Healthcare and social care systems
1.4.1 Healthcare systems
1.4.2 Social care systems
1.5 The regulatory environment
1.5.1 Medical device regulations
1.5.2 Privacy regulations
1.5.3 Standardisation
2 Traditional telecare solutions
2.1 Market overview
2.1.1 Form factors and use cases
2.1.2 Value chain
2.1.3 Competitive landscape
2.2 Solution providers
2.2.1 9Solutions
2.2.2 Althea
2.2.3 Azur Soft
2.2.4 Beghelli
2.2.5 Careium (Doro Care)
2.2.6 Chubb Community Care
2.2.7 Enovation (Verklizan)
2.2.8 Eurocross
2.2.9 Legrand Care
2.2.10 TeleAlarm Group
2.2.11 Tunstall Healthcare Group
2.2.12 Urmet ATE
2.2.13 Vitakt Hausnotruf
3 Next-generation telecare solutions
3.1 Market overview
3.1.1 Form factors and use cases
3.1.2 Value chain
3.1.3 Competitive landscape
3.2 Solution providers
3.2.1 AceAge
3.2.2 Appello
3.2.3 Buddi
3.2.4 Camanio
3.2.5 ContinYou
3.2.6 Essence Group
3.2.7 Everon
3.2.8 Evondos
3.2.9 GTX Corp
3.2.10 iZafe Group (MediRätt)
3.2.11 Just Checking
3.2.12 Libify
3.2.13 Limmex
3.2.14 Medimi
3.2.15 Merck Group
3.2.16 Navigil
3.2.17 Oysta Technology
3.2.18 Posifon
3.2.19 Sensio
3.2.20 Skyresponse
3.2.21 SmartLife Care
3.2.22 Smartwatcher
3.2.23 Telegrafik
3.2.24 Tellu
3.2.25 Vitalbase
3.2.26 Vitavanti Medical Solutions
3.2.27 VIVAI Software
3.2.28 Vivago
3.2.29 Yorbl
4 Telehealth solutions
4.1 Market overview
4.1.1 Form factors and use cases
4.1.2 Value chain
4.1.3 Competitive landscape
4.2 Solution providers
4.2.1 Ab Medica
4.2.2 Alphabet
4.2.3 Apple
4.2.4 Bepatient
4.2.5 BT Group
4.2.6 Comarch
4.2.7 Dignio
4.2.8 eDevice
4.2.9 Hope Care
4.2.10 Huma
4.2.11 KPN
4.2.12 Luscii
4.2.13 Medixine
4.2.14 MedM
4.2.15 OpenTeleHealth
4.2.16 S3 Connected Health
4.2.17 SHL Telemedicine
4.2.18 Telefónica
4.2.19 Vitagroup
4.2.20 Voluntis
5 Market forecasts and conclusions
5.1 Market trends and analysis
5.1.1 PSTN switch off continues to drive the transition to IP-based telecare
5.1.2 Millions of new cellular connections will be needed for connected care
5.1.3 BYOD has become a common option for telehealth
5.1.4 Technological developments changes the competitive landscape
5.1.5 Integrated data systems are becoming increasingly important
5.1.6 The digital shift enables new services and use cases
5.1.7 Convergence between telecare and telehealth towards integrated care
5.1.8 From frequent readings to AI-driven patient engagement
5.1.9 The use of mobile telecare solutions grows
5.1.10 A slowly awakening consumer market for telecare in Europe
5.1.11 COVID-19 became a catalyst that took telehealth into the next growth phase
5.2 Market forecasts
5.2.1 Traditional telecare
5.2.2 Next-generation telecare
5.2.3 Telehealth
5.3 Revenue forecasts
5.3.1 Traditional telecare
5.3.2 Next-generation telecare
5.3.3 Telehealth

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