* Date : 2016-10-07
The healthcare industry is incorporating the latest technologies to allow individuals to easily self-diagnose their symptoms and manage their health. Wearable, big data, and IoT technologies are driving the revolution in healthcare, a global market that is expected to reach US$ 12.8 bil. in 2018. We assess the market size and potential growth of the global healthcare sector. Developed by a Korean startup, the Zikto wristband monitors your walking posture and body balance, in addition to offering the basic features of activity trackers. The UO Healthfit, a portable body fat analyzer by SK Telecom, connects to mobile devices to analyze your body fat, muscle mass, as well as basal metabolic rate. Learn how the mobile carrier threw its hat in the healthcare ring. KAIST, or the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has developed a conductive wearable patch inspired by the gecko lizard, which has superior adhesive ability. Thanks to a groundbreaking material technology, the patch can measure electrocardiogram and other bio-data without relying on metal electrodes. The research institute has also unveiled a stick-on nail sensor measuring heart rate. Learn more about the latest innovations at the forefront of the healthcare sector.