Telecom Lead America: The global wireless health
market is expected to reach $38.51 billion by 2016, at a CAGR of 19.43 percent
from 2011 to 2016.
North America dominated the global wireless health market
with around 45 percent share in 2011. The U.S. captures the largest market
share of North America, and shows a remarkable growth opportunity.
The second largest market is Europe, and Asia-Pacific region
is the fastest growing region with China capturing the largest market share of
The wireless health market is segmented on the basis of
wireless technologies, handheld devices, and mobile apps across their
applications in healthcare amenities, pharmaceuticals, medical and diagnostic
laboratories, home care, telehealth and by physicians.
Wireless technologies segment includes the wireless
network technologies and wireless sensor networks market, according to MarketResearch.com.
Wireless network technologies comprises of Wi-Fi, WiMAX,
wireless personal area network (Bluetooth, Z-wave, ZigBee, UWB), wireless wide
area network technologies (CDMA, GPS, GPRS, 3G) and wireless sensor networks
with their applications in healthcare industry.
The handheld devices and apps segment comprises of the
mobile devices and mobile apps which are contributing to the growing wireless
health market. It includes devices such as Smartphones, tablet pc, mobile
phone, PDA, pagers and various mobile apps that cater the need of a patient and
the healthcare professional.
According to the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI),
wireless health may be defined as “the use of wireless technologies for
personal health management and health care delivery.
Qualcomm Life and Orange Business in pact to enhance wireless
health services growth
Recently, Qualcomm Life announced its association with
Orange Business Services to use Orange Business Services’ M2M connectivity
services in Europe for its 2net Platform to connect health care providers and
of patients and enable remote monitoring for chronic diseases.