The wearable electronic device market continues to grow at breakout pace. IDTechEx calls for the $30 billion 2016 market to triple to $150 billion in 10 years. One of the areas that wearable devices are making a huge impact is in the medical industry where small, unobtrusive “patches” have replaced monitors that were worn on the patient’s belt or required a shoulder strap. Not only has the quality and variety of monitored data improved, but importantly, the patches are easily covered by clothing, protecting the patient’s privacy.
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