Watch Out for Wearables: Medical Devices Regulatory Requirements & Concerns

Wearable medical devices market growth is attributed to a growing need for cost-effective diagnosis and treatments. The convenience and real-time data that wearable devices provide (i.e., fitness trackers, ECG monitors, blood pressure monitors, wearable biosensors, smart glasses, hearables, etc.) allows many medical industry, insurers, providers, and technology companies to incorporate them into their processes. These advances can offer remote healthcare that is safer, timelier and more convenient as it removes the need for the patient to be continuously transferred to the medical center. The presentation will outline History of Wearable Devices; Recent development for wearable devices; eHealth and mHealth devices; Definitions; Regulatory requirements, concerns, and recommendations; and Forecast for growth.