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Market Insight: Personal Medical Devices Highlight Opportunities for Semiconductors in the Wearable IoT

Published: 29 May 2014

ID: G00260945

Analyst(s): Michele Reitz


A teardown analysis of the Withings blood pressure monitor and Zensorium's Tinke highlights considerations for the next generation of cross-over personal medical wearables. Semiconductor companies must choose their target markets and become an important part of a strong ecosystem to succeed.

Table Of Contents


  • Teardown "Lite" Highlights New Features and Functions for the Next Generation of Consumer Medical Devices

Background and Context

  • Health and Fitness Market Is Paving the Way for New Personal Medical Devices
  • Consumers Will Drive Usage of Personal Medical Devices Into the Doctor's Office — But It May Take Some Time

The Impact

  • Semiconductor Companies Will Need an Ecosystem Focus
  • Consumer Needs and Desires Will Dictate Semiconductor Content
  • Innovation in Sensors and Wearable Technology Is Required for Differentiation


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