There are many benefits to interconnecting wearable devices into the healthcare sector, some of which include personalization of medical care, a shift from disease treatment to disease prevention and new technologies within hardware and software with primary focus on wearables in the healthcare industry.
Doctors, specifically surgeons, have been quick to adopt wearables such as Google Glass. Pierre Theodore, MD was the first to perform a surgery approved with Google Glass. He was able to preload CT and X-ray images to have them directly in his field of vision without having to take his eyes away from the patient.
Wearable devices have been the key driving factor for component technology innovation overall. With an increase in demand, smart wearables, infotainments systems, and medical fitness devices are the high-growth end product potentials in the microprocessor market. The medical industry as a whole is expected to be one of the key growing applications in the microprocessor market as well.
Many of the key components of wearables began by drafting off the strengths of the devices built in the smartphones. The application processors and sensors for wearable products have more or less been taken off the parts bin of low and mid-tier smartphones, which is typical as manufacturers balance key features for an unknown market. However, in recent years, wearable devices have been proven to be a viable market and many developments have occurred to introduce new technologies.
This includes the movement away from LCD, flexible/curved displays and non-rectangular displays. Long before these developments became trendy to talk about in wearables, smartphones drove the initial mass-market introductions. The shift from LCD has gone to OLED, which has unique power and performance benefits in wearables.
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