This Future Technology TOE depicts new healthcare trends across smart healthcare. The advent of personalized healthcare demands for improved connectivity for telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, electronic health records, and mobile health solutions. Development of applications for the internet of things (IoT) in the healthcare sector is the key area of focus among healthcare companies and solutions developers in the recent five years due to the faster return of investment that their implementation generates. This study illustrates the main challenges and opportunities in the smart healthcare sector. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the industry interactions..
The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world.
The Health & Wellness cluster tracks developments in a myriad of areas including genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, nanomedicine, nutrition, cosmetic procedures, pain and disease management and therapies, drug delivery, personalized medicine, and smart healthcare.
Keywords: Smart healthcare, RFID, near-field communication (NFC), Wi-Fi, ultra-wideband (UWB), Bluetooth, wearable sensors, connected health, Internet of things (IoT), data analytics, predictive analytics, mobile apps, wearable devices, electronic health records, anything-as-a-service (XaaS), health information exchange, telemedicine, telehealth, remote consultation, remote healthcare monitoring, video diagnostics, patient portal