I came across an interesting article from Mashable predicting the digital health trends for 2015. They lead it off with a stat from Startup Health that investment in digital health almost doubled in 2014 to over $5 billion.
Then, they make the following 5 predictions:
1. Wearables for the ear
2. Sweat sensor strips
3. Smartphone case devices
4. Prescription-only apps
5. Healthier lighting
I like these predictions, but they’re really just a prediction of things that are already happening. Yes, we’re going to see more of what’s already happening next year. I guess this is why I don’t think one year predictions are that interesting. They’re really just a commentary of what’s happening in the market. I wish they’d predicted 5 years. Then we’ll see some big changes.
That said, you can be sure that all of the above are happening in 2015. Lots of great examples of each already in the market.