17 May Three devices driving Europe’s wearable tech market
Europe’s health technology market is expected to grow significantly in the next decade, as more consumers and healthcare providers look to innovations to monitor and remedy their ailments.
Rapid adoption of advanced technologies, such as wearables that monitor people’s vital signs through discreet model devices, will help healthcare professionals and patients around the world enhance treatment and improve their health. Here are some of our favourites from across the continent:
The geko™ device
Designed by Sky Medical to address blood clots, the geko™ device is a non-invasive, easy-to-use wearable therapy device. The size of a wristwatch and worn at the knee, it gently stimulates the common peroneal nerve activating the calf and foot muscle pumps, resulting in increased blood flow in the deep veins of the calf at a rate equal to 60 percent of walking without ever having to move.
Withings’ Body Scan
Deemed its most technologically advanced connected scale, the French company has loaded the latest iteration with extra sensors that can tell you all sorts about your body – from measuring ECG or the water in your arms to detecting heart arrhythmias. As you would expect, this comes with a hefty price tag estimated at $300 once it receives FDA clearance.
Movano Smart Ring
Aimed at women, Movano’s sleek smart ring measures heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep, respiration rate, temperature, and bloody oxygen. The device debuted at this year’s CES, but is unlikely to land on the market until the second half of 2022.
Competition is expected to snowball as more healthcare professionals and patients put faith in wearable technologies and consumers feel confident their data is secure. This will undoubtedly lead to increased funding for research to improve the quality of existing products and foster fresh innovations, ultimately aiding the expansion of Europe’s footprint in the wearable technology market over the next decade.
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