It has been pointed out that, in spite of significant national and international funding programmes, there is a dearth of successfully commercialised wearable monitoring systems. Although problems such as financial reimbursement, device interoperability and the present lack of the required connected healthcare infrastructure are major hurdles to the provision of remote clinical monitoring of home-based patients, the "Mount Everest" of monitoring applications, why are wearable systems not already commercialised and used in less demanding applications? The numerous wearable systems which appear on the Web and even in the literature are, for the most part, basic prototypes unsuited to the demands of real-life applications. SMEs which do seek to commercialise clinically promising systems are unfortunately faced with many challenges and few as yet have survived long enough to successfully commercialise their innovations.
|Title of host publication||pHealth 2012 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2012 - Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 26 Jun 2012 → 28 Jun 2012
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||9th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2012|
|Period||26/06/12 → 28/06/12|
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- Personalised health
- Wearable systems