Market research firms predict that home health devices will grow into a $100-billion industry over the next five years. In related IT news, St. Louis Public Radio spotlights another device aimed at helping stroke patients.
Marketplace: Are doctors and patients ready for home health monitoring?
This dream scenario explains the optimism behind market research firms’ predictions that home health devices will grow into a $100 billion industry in five years. Companies have noticed delivering results in less than 24 hours — results that right now can take weeks — could be a gold mine. (Gornstein, 6/1)
St. Louis Public Radio: Stroke patients may someday use mind-controlled device to regain use of paralyzed limbs
A mind-controlled robotic glove under development by Washington University scientists could give hope to those whose hands have become paralyzed due to a stroke. In the journal Stroke, researchers reported some success with using the device, called the Ipsihand, to help stroke patients regain the ability to grasp objects. (Chen, 5/31)