First hype, then weak phase – it's time for the wearables boom

First hype, then weak phase – it's time for the wearables boom

The augmented reality glasses allow the swimmer to control his heartbeat in real time.

I took a while. The resistances were big. But now the digital health industry is getting going. It promises us a better life and more than just the repair of the human body. Data-driven startups challenge the industry. Platforms and apps support patients and physicians. And technologies like Artificial Intelligence are about to outnumber humans. Every Friday you can read our column Healthy Business, which takes a look at the healthcare industry.

Augmented reality is becoming increasingly important in the digital healthcare industry. The technology used in many disciplines is regarded as a megatrend: from palliative care to surgery, psychotherapy and dietary counseling to quantified self-technologies, ie self-measurement of vital parameters.

So sieht das Sichtfeld eines Schwimmers mit Brille aus.

This is the field of vision of a swimmer with glasses.

The latter made an interesting joint venture these days speeches. The cooperation of the Canadian swimming goggles manufacturer Form and the Finnish fitness specialist Polar produced a technology that projects the heart rate of a performance swimmer during the training in real time into the field of vision of his glasses, as shown in the photo. The Polar optical pulse sensor generates the required data.

Training analysis via iPhone

Not only that: After training and syncing with a smartphone app, swimmers and coaches can analyze split times, beat rate, heart rate, pace and calorie consumption. The glasses are due in November at a price of Enter the market asVenturebeatwrites. The sensor costs 250 Euro.

This collaboration shows how technology can support sports activities and health care. A recent study by theanalysis company Canalysshows that the market is huge: The wearables market in the US is around the year (Q2) to (************************************************************************************) Percent to $ 2 billion – led by Apple, Fitbit and Samsung, which together cover three-quarters of the volume.

The biggest growth was not Apple Watch, but Samsung (plus (***********************************************************************************) percent) with his Galaxy Watch. The new Active2 model arrives punctually at the IFA on 6th September the market. With this Samsung meets the most dynamic price segment of the Canalys study. The fact that Fitbit was unable to gain a foothold with its Versa line was, according to the analysts, due to the lower functionality of this watch. By the way: Four days after the Samsung launch, the motto is ” “News from Apple: Maybe the fifth generation of watches is included?

The value users place on the functionality of gadgets can be seen in the Apple Watch. It has been offering an ECG app since March Even if Apple does not call numbers: The sales are said to have skyrocketed since then, the industry magazinewrites Maclife.

Such services pay off for manufacturers. Data-driven services are getting better and better in their diagnostics with the influx of new data. And services with better diagnoses are finding ever larger markets. This is how the money economy machine of the Data Economy works.

         What does Gründerszene report about Digital Health? When things get serious, investors often go bankrupt. The financial services provider wants to solve this problem: with a technically sound preselection of the projects by experts, with pan-European investment offers and a security (profit participation certificate) which should offer investors more collateral. The crowdfunding platform focuses on medical technology, digital health and biotech. First startups are already queuing up and waiting for an investment, as was shown at the launch in Berlin. (*************************************************************************************) (**************************************************************************************************************************************) And since August, the electronic recipe is also officially available in Germany. As long as the legal situation was restrictive, startups moved abroad to have prescriptions issued by doctors and delivered via online pharmacies. Especially in the field of women’s and men’s health was and is lucrative. The Flixmobility founders also see it that way. They invested in Startup Spring, which procures sexual enhancement for men in other European countries. You can read more about this in the article 2019 It’s all about finding the best doctor, reducing waiting times and saving on treatment costs. This is the mission of the doctor Sophie Chung. She is the founder and CEO of Qunomedical and talked to me about the future of medical tourism. 299 Here is the video (******************************************************************) and what was this Week else interesting?

Biotech researchers from startup Insilico Medicine and the University of Toronto have succeeded in just (***************************************************************************************) Use artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop a molecule that targets a protein associated with fibrosis (connective tissue proliferation). I read this at the Masachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Researchers concluded with mice that it is effective against the protein and has “drug-like” properties. Nevertheless, the way to a drug is still far,

It’s too early to predict the end of conventional pharmaceutical research. But this experiment shows the potential of artificial intelligence, which in a few years could support or even replace millions of years of research.

Jürgen Stüber writes about the digital health industry at Gründerszene.