Mobile health apps and technology garnered huge response at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014
It was clear right from the start of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that there has been a considerable shift in the focus of technology trends, particularly in the areas of mobility. This shift has been there for quite some time but the CES 2014 took it to the next level of mainstreaming new growth markets such as mhealth, medical technology, and mobile health applications. Consumers showed great enthusiasm for wearable gadgets to be used for fitness and health monitoring, among other purposes. [@HealthITplus]
An estimated 300 CES exhibitors with fitness, wellness, and medical treatment products showcased their products and services at CES 2014.
The myriad companies, both start-ups and established, focusing on healthcare and related issues helped put a spotlight on the growing trend in the medical industry and the direction that is being taken as a secondary business model for medical equipment companies. Technology is taking centre-stage, allowing companies to make a direct connection with the end user. Although this had a light start in the 1990s, it’s the introduction of mobile that has made a significant difference in bringing this into the mainstream.
When it comes to mhealth applications for fitness, wearables are the main focus, by a long shot. Consumers are looking to use technology to help them to become more efficient about their fitness by gathering biometric data.
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