SEARCH OF THE MONTH: March 2023
Wearables and Apps
The market is growing exponentially across a wide range of therapeutic areas – what can we learn from the literature?
Published literature on wearables and apps has grown by almost 40% in the past 5 years, from 16,034 publications in 2017 to 21,937 publications in 2022.
Top Diseases, Disorders, and Conditions
The top diseases, disorders and conditions being mentioned in the literature on wearables and apps range from mental health to chronic medical conditions and diseases.
# of publications mentioning wearables and apps as well as cardiac disorder and related terms
# of publications mentioning wearables and apps as well as HIV and related terms
The US leads the number of study centers for active and recruiting trials for wearables and apps by a factor of almost 7 above the next closest geographies, which are China, Germany and Canada.
Types of wearables and apps
A wide range of terminology is being used to describe the types of wearables and apps in the literature, with a fair amount of crossover.
Top Treatment Categories
The top treatment categories mentioned in the literature demonstrate how connectedness – to providers, peers – plays an important role in wearables and apps, in addition to the physical monitoring they offer.