ABI: Wearable wireless medical devices to exceed 100M a year by 2016

The next five years will see a range of factors drive the uptake of wearable wireless devices, according to a new report from ABI Research. ABI believes applications covering heart rate monitors, blood glucose meters and tracking and monitoring services wil drive the adoption, especially when the services are connected to smartphones. The research firm said that ultra-low-power wireless technologies such as single -mode Bluetooth 4.0, existing proprietary and the planned 802.15.6 specifications are combining with handsets and social networking apps to boost uptake of a new generation of body-worn sensors. Release