IoT & M2M Automation & Mobility Opportunities in Health & Education
2015.12.02   |   27 pages   |   Convergence & M2M

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Robert Harrison


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The increasing use of e-health and e-learning techniques, the growing availability of low cost sensors, and the moves towards home care,home medical treatment and remote learning, means that health and education offer the promise of new opportunities for MNOs seeking to exploit their strengths in IoT/M2M.

This report provides readers with an overview of the medical healthcare, social care, health and fitness, and education markets for remote monitoring and management, and the factors driving and constraining increased automation.

It identifies opportunities for MNOs to enter these markets using IoT technology, illustrating them with examples of products and services offered by MNOs such as AT&T, Telefónica, Orange, Verizon and other major players including Alcatel Lucent, Philips and Qualcomm.

MNOs wishing to enter this field or further develop their existing activities in the area will need to take account of the actions recommended in this report.

Companies: AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, O2, Jawbone, FitBit, iHealth, Withings, Sony, Dario, Trackyour, Alcatel Lucent, Philips, Qualcomm.

Countries: UK, US

Keywords: breathing, pulse rate, social care, care, healthcare, health, blood glucose levels, carers, envoronmental conditions, fitness, blood pressure, remote patient management, remote patient monitoring, oxygen levels,

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Overview

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2

Introduction

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2.1

Background to the Report

2

2.2

Report Content

3

2.3

Currency and Conversions

3

2.4

Further Questions and Feedback

3

3

Health, Care and Fitness

5

3.1

Introduction

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3.2

Size of the IoT Market in Healthcare

5

3.3

Trends and Developments

6

3.4

Patient Monitoring and Management

8

3.5

Monitoring Patients’ Environment

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3.6

Personal Health & Fitness

10

4

Opportunities for MNOs in Health

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4.1

Introduction

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4.2

Health & Fitness Devices

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4.3

Connected Medical Devices

12

4.4

Social Care and Non-Medical Monitoring & Tracking

13

4.4.1

The Opportunity

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4.4.2

Requirement for Monitoring & Tracking

14

4.4.3

Monitoring the Environment - AT&T Digital Life Care

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4.5

Remote Patient Monitoring

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4.5.1

The Opportunity

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4.5.2

Patient Monitoring & Device Sales - Orange Austria

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4.5.3

Remote Patient Monitoring - AT&T

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4.5.4

Remote Patient Monitoring - Telefónica O2

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4.5.5

Remote Management of Medication – Qualcomm

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4.5.6

Patient Monitoring & Data Hosting - Philips Medical Systems

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4.6

Logistics, Dispatch & Emergencies

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4.7

Equipment Support and Maintenance

20

5

Education

22

5.1

Introduction

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5.2

Current Trends and Developments

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5.2.1

Online Courses

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5.2.2

Flipped Learning

22

5.3

Requirement for IoT/M2M

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6

Key Findings

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6.1

Health and Fitness

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6.2

Opportunities in Healthcare

24

6.3

Other Health Sector Opportunities

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6.4

Education

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6.5

Conclusions

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6.5.1

Health, Care and Fitness

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6.5.2

Education

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7

Recommendations

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Appendix – Feedback Questions

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