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Written by Akiba   
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wireless Communications Trends: Health Care and Wellness Applications" report to their offering.

This report concentrates on recent contributions of wireless communications in health care and fitness to enhance the quality of service together with the significant cost reduction.

The health care cost is rising each year, and in the U.S. reached around 16%-17% of the GDP with the trend to add at least one percent each year. Wide utilization of wireless communications, as our analysis showed, can reduce the health care cost by billions of dollars on an annual basis. Much of that savings is derived by reducing hospitalizations and extending independent living for seniors.

Ambient Intelligence is a vision where environment becomes smart, friendly, context-aware and responsive to any type of human needs. In such a world, computing and networking technology coexist with people in a ubiquitous, friendly and pervasive way. Numerous miniature and interconnected smart devices create a new intelligence and interact with each other seamlessly. For health care, this translates into proliferation of remote monitoring and telemedicine.

The report addresses recent advances in wireless technologies medical/fitness applications. Particular, it analyzes the following:

  • Evolving IEEE 802.15.6 standard-Wireless Body Access Networks (WBANs)
  • Bluetooth technology and its Medical Profile
  • ZigBee technology and its Medical Profile
  • Continua Health Care Alliance activities and wireless communications.
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