From the initial step-by-step, to the current monitoring of disease risk through data monitoring, including blood pressure, blood oxygen, exercise, body fat, body temperature and other signs and signals monitoring function, promoted the growth of the wearable device market. They use the increasingly rich signal data of mobile phones and model these data to provide users with better health management services.
However, even as the market demand for wearable devices continues to increase, there are still a handful of users who actively purchase wearable devices. On the one hand, the market needs patience education; on the other hand, the quality level of wearable devices is uneven, and it needs to be continuously improved.
Data is still the biggest challenge
As a smart product that provides services by collecting data and analyzing data, the biggest challenge facing the wearable field is data.
First, for medical grade products, the operability of data is important. Once the data is inaccurate, errors can occur in identifying complex conditions, causing users to lose trust.
Second, the richness and integrity of the data needs to be improved. Currently, wearable devices face a number of challenges in ensuring data integrity.
On the one hand, a single wearable product collects a single piece of data that does not cover all signs. The wearable products of different manufacturers are difficult to get through, and it is not easy to exchange data.
Wearable products, on the other hand, have a long way to go in collecting medical-grade data. At present, it is a relatively quick way to connect with the data in the hospital, but the hospitals generally do not communicate with each other, and it is less likely to connect data with the wearable device.
Third, the security of data also needs attention. Data obtained by wearable devices is user privacy and must be secured. However, the current industry lacks unified security standards, and user data security is difficult to obtain effective protection. In addition, many users lack data security awareness, and users’ privacy rights are facing great challenges.
It is worth noting that Forrester Consulting has previously mentioned that in addition to data, payment issues need to be taken seriously. If more insurance companies provide subsidies for wearable devices, more people will use them. Forrester also revealed in the report that the US government is currently working to integrate wearable devices into the healthcare system, which means that insurance companies will subsidize wearable devices.