Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare
There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future. Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years.
Included below is an infographic provided by TechnologyAdvice which takes a closer look at Wearable Technology and Preventative Healthcare.
Some of the biggest findings are:
- 74.9 percent of US adults do not use a fitness tracker or smartphone app to track health, weight, or exercise
- Lack of interest (27.2 percent) and cost (17.7 percent) are the most common reasons for not using a health wearable
- 48.2 percent of non-tracking adults would use a free device provided by their physician
- 57.1 percent of non-trackers said the possibility of lower health insurance premiums would make them more likely to use a fitness tracking device