Recap - Innovative solutions for chronic diseases
Technology Review of Remote Patient Monitoring Devices
For the in depth analysis of the state of the art innovative health care solutions was chosen to perform a technology review of remote patient monitoring devices based on a patent study, executed by Health Enterprise East. The different devices reviewed in this report indicate a growing trend in providing portable and wearable products for patients, to improving ease of use and patience compliance. Such product releases are being supported by intensive research and development in RF communication strategies, device miniaturization and battery technologies. The
overall mobile health market is growing substantially which can also be seen in the growth in patents describing developments in different aspects of remote monitoring systems. Developments of new sensor devices have been enabled by advances in semiconductor technology including embedded processing, low power management and wireless connectivity. This has enabled monitoring technologies to becoming smaller, lower-cost, low-power, non-invasive and unobtrusive, offering real-time assessments that depend less and less on the patient transmitting their own data. The use of smart phones has been key in spreading adoption and shaping developments, by providing both wireless communication and computation capacities within a patient owned device.