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Opportunities and Challenges for ICT Vendors in the Mobile Health Wearable Market

Opportunities and Challenges for ICT Vendors in the Mobile Health Wearable Market

Thanks to growing demand for chronic disease monitoring, long-term care, and self-management of health, the business potential of mobile health wearables has surged in recent years. ICT vendors have attempted to tap into the mobile health market with their hardware and software solutions, and cloud computing technologies; however, no large-scale medical applications have been carried out thus far. This report analyzes opportunities and challenges faced by ICT vendors when developing mobile health wearables and looks into leading international vendors' developments with an aim to provide insights for the future.


  • INTRODUCTION OF MOBILE HEALTH WEARABLES
    • Definition of Mobile Health and Emergence of Wearables
    • Types of Mobile Health Wearables
      • Table Key Features of Different Types of Mobile Health Wearables
  • DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE HEALTH WEARABLES
    • Mobile Health Wearables on Market
    • Health Wearables Developed by ICT Vendors: Apple Watch and HealthKit
    • Health Wearables Developed by Medical Device Company: Medtronic
  • GAPS IN MOBILE HEALTH WEARABLE VALUE CHAIN
    • Development of IC and Equipment Vendors in the ICT Industry
      • IC Vendors
        • Table Wearable Components Developed by Semiconductor Vendors
      • Equipment Vendors
        • Table Wearables Developed by Consumer Electronics Brands
    • ICT Vendors' Development of Medical Software and Systems
      • Table Common Medical Software and Systems
      • Table Developments of Medical Software and System Vendors
    • Regulations for Medical Software and Systems
      • Table US FDA's Mobile Medical App Classification
    • ICT Vendors' Development of Medical Cloud Platforms
  • CONCLUSION
    • Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Medical Software and System Vendors' Opportunity Lies on Value Chain Gaps
      • Table Opportunities and Challenges for Different Types of Taiwanese Vendors
    • Semiconductor Vendors' Wearable Technologies
    • Branded Vendors of Wearables for Self-Management of Health Need to Seek Cross-industry Cooperation
    • Software Vendors Can Develop Medical Information Software and Systems while Cooperating with Cloud Platform Providers
  • APPENDIX

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