The eHealth market contains user and revenue developments in four market segments: fitness, diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. These are selected, relevant health areas that do not represent the eHealth market in its entirety. An extension of the Digital Market Outlook with additional eHealth segments is planned.
Included in the segments are the users of, and revenues generated from, pay-to-use apps (paid app downloads, premium versions and in-app purchases), for connected medical and fitness devices for use at home and, where applicable, for telemedical services relating to remote patient monitoring. Hardware and software solutions for healthcare professionals, e.g. medical equipment for hospitals and doctors’ surgeries are not included.
The term ‘connected device’ applies when equipment has dedicated interfaces or a SIM card that serve to transmit measurement data across a wireless connection (e.g. via mobile networks, WiFi, bluetooth, M2M technologies, NFC, BLE).
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