More than 40 million devices and counting
There are already more than 40 million Bluetooth enabled home and professional healthcare devices on the market from leading manufacturers like 3M, A&D, Nonin and Omron. With Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready devices, soon there will be millions more.
Analyst research firm IMS estimates that by 2013, 1 billion Bluetooth low energy devices will be sold every year – by far the fastest adoption rate of any wireless technology. Increasing awareness of the benefits of a healthy, independent lifestyle will create a booming market for devices that permit people to monitor their health in the comfort of their home.
Expanding array of medical and health device types
Bluetooth technology is the ideal wireless technology for connected health and fitness devices because it’s simple, secure and everywhere. Here are a few examples of the latest medical and health products that Bluetooth SIG members are already making, with a peek at what’s coming next.
With the 3M Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200, your physician can focus on listening to your heart while the stethoscope does the rest, sending your information wirelessly to a PC, laptop, or even a mobile phone.
This glucose meter can track your daily glucose levels with ease and send the information directly to your mobile phone or PC, automatically keeping your records up to date.
The Onyx II wireless pulse oximeter from Nonin lets you ditch the cables and monitor your pulse and heart rate simply by inserting a fingertip into the device, without tethering you to one spot.
PCs or laptops
Stream health data to you or your physicians computer directly from your Bluetooth enabled medical device. There are fewer chances of human error when the devices talk directly with each other.
Update your medical data while on the go. Body sensors, heart monitors, and other wireless device can automatically sync your data even when you aren't near your computer.