mHealth Showdown: Consumer and Clinical Devices’ Battle for Market Dominance

June 08, 2014 | State of the Market Report

The mHealth device space has been increasingly hyped in recent years as existing consumer devices, off-the-shelf electronic components, and novel sensors provide a convenient platform for assembling mobile health care applications. Venture capitalists and startups have shifted focus considerably toward consumer applications while shunning potentially lucrative clinical device markets. This report will answer three crucial questions for companies interested in the space: What is mHealth? Where has the money gone? and How will the mHealth market develop?

Coverage Areas

  • Digital Transformation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • What is mHealth?
    mHealth leverages common consumer electronics and mobile communication technologies to collect and analyze personal health data
  • Where Is the Money Going?
    VC funding has followed the hype around consumer applications in recent years, leaving valuable clinical applications behind.
  • How Will the mHealth Market Develop?
    Clinical mHealth devices will soar past consumer-focused counterparts after slow start.
  • Outlook

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