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Developers of medical devices are slowly learning a lesson that producers of food and music players learned years ago: Modern consumers want to buy products they can use on the go. This latest consumer trend gave us fast food and MP3 players like the iPod. Now it appears to be spurring a robust market in wearable technology.
The global market for wearable technology could triple to $6 billion by 2016, according to FierceMobileHealthcare. Three types of technology solutions will continue to dominate the market’s health care and wellness sectors in the coming years:
Don’t be surprised to see a variety of even more innovative wearable devices in the coming years, says The Wall Street Journal. These devices will help people manage their health conditions with less direct assistance from medical professionals. A number of new devices are already in beta testing, including: