Does your company
If “no,” is your company looking
to develop home-use devices in
the near future?
What is the greatest design
No plans to develop them at this time 72%
Yes, but further out than 5 years 9%
Yes, within the next 1-5 years 16%
Yes, within the next 12 months 3%
nnectivity 3 DataSecurity8 %
Safety 2 7 %
wer 2 Other 1 3 %
In what spaces do you expect
home-use devices to experience
significant growth in the coming years?
The trend of medical technology moving out of the hospitals and doctor’s
offices and into patients’ homes has been going on for several years now,
but has been increasing rather quickly more recently. As such, challenges
are emerging for medical device designers that are likely to grow in number until the development process for consumers is more familiar to OEMs
accustomed to designing for doctors and nurses. This issue’s infographic
asked readers about the development of home healthcare technologies,
the obstacles to success, and what’s ahead for this device sector.
What impact will non-medtech companies (e.g.,
Google) make on home-use device development?
In the next several years, what do you
foresee for the growth of home-use devices?
3 No growth 2 Unsure 5%
34 Slight impact
No impact 2%
By Sean Fenske,