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Impact of wearable technology on Chronic respiratory diseases: asthma, allergic rhinitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Unfortunately chronic respiratory diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect up to one billion patients globally. However there is a new sign of hope with new wearable technology that allows clinicians to monitor patients’ vitals remotely .ABI Research forecasts device connectivity will drive new chronic respiratory disease wearable form factors, with shipments to grow from three million shipments in 2017 to 12 million in 2022.
The firm also forecasts that, the U.S. will spend the most on chronic respiratory disease wearables, accounting for $6 million in 2022 of $21 million in global market revenues. Following the U.S., Europe and the Asia Pacific will also see high adoption rates. As the nascent market gains momentum, the devices will gradually shift from wireless finger-clips to wrist-worn devices.

Smart shirts for health tracking

Our digital ever-connected world is increasingly witnessing the demand for smart clothing designs, which can provide protection from hazards such as viruses and chemical weaponry. I can observe that, Agencies such as NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and other military organizations seek the expertise of vendors like Hexoskin to design and manufacture smart shirts for health tracking.

The global wearable security devices market momentum

Technavio analysts forecast the global wearable security devices market size to reach USD 5.74 billion by 2021. The increased adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) to manage the physical assets of an organization is one of the key drivers of the market.
“The military is a key application segment of the global wearable security devices market in terms of revenue. Several countries such as the US and the UK have adopted smart clothing for military applications, which are designed to provide both comfort and protection,” says Abhishek Sharma, one of the lead analysts at Technavio for M2M and connected devices research.

Innovations continue to occur in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

It is very exciting to observe that, optics provider Lumus and AR device manufacturer Meta, and software and content delivery-focused companies, ar4.io and VREAL are showing marked innovation through their latest offerings. Company such as Mind Maze is capitalizing on the potential for AR and VR within specific market verticals, targeting the healthcare market to support brain injury recoveries.

Machine vision as a driver behind advanced mobile Augmented Reality (AR) solutions

Many analysts agree on the fact that, Machine vision is the driver behind advanced mobile Augmented Reality (AR) solutions, particularly in education and marketing, and will define the future success of mixed reality solutions in enterprise.
Shelli Bernard, Research Analyst at ABI Research affirms that, the development and evolution of user input technologies is key as Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) markets grow, as the technologies will support accurate and intuitive hands-free interaction as implementations within the workplace become more commonplace.

Mixed Reality as Future Disruptor of Existing Augmented Reality (AR) Enterprise Devices

I have a pleasure to observe that, with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) head-worn device shipments to reach 37 million by 2018, at an 83% CAGR, ABI Research identifies several innovative companies that will lead market development, including Fovi3D, Meta, and Sensics. It is manufacturers in adjacent markets, particularly machine vision. Companies such as Eonite Perception, Occipital, and uSens are able to spur overall market development and help to position mixed reality (MR) as a key future disruptor to existing AR enterprise implementations.

Key dynamics fueling an integrated network management platform

For those who are unfamiliar, an integrated network management platform offers more than multiple streamlined solutions, including network monitoring, server monitoring, bandwidth management, configuration management and firewall log management, in a single tool. It eliminates the need for multiple management tools and allows admins to manage their entire IT from a single console. With one tool to manage, admins can spend less time on maintenance efforts, such as data backups and service pack upgrades.

Things That Could Complicate IT now and in the upcoming future

In our ever-connected world, it is clear that, IT are increasingly complex. In effect, paradigm shifts in end-user adoption of newer technologies and devices combined with increasing reliance on IT for business growth, to name a few have made IT more complex than ever. But the factors that complicate IT differ from industry to industry.
According to the results of ManageEngine Survey “#uncomplicate IT” survey, top five things are expected to complicate IT in 2017: 1. Handling security threats 2. Managing network changes due to the addition of users/applications 3. Budget cuts 4. Keeping track of unauthorized configuration changes 5. Reducing the number of management tools.

Dynamics fueling the availability of IBM Watson for Cyber Security

It is very interesting to observe that, security teams evolve their strategies and tactics to thwart cybercriminals, as today's sophisticated cybersecurity threats attack on multiple fronts. The introduction of cognitive technologies into today’s security operations centers are on powerful curve to be critical to keep pace. The availability of IBM Watson for Cyber Security, as augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers (SOCs) can bring peace in minds. In effect, Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, bringing together advanced cognitive technologies with security operations and providing the ability to respond to threats across endpoint, network, users and cloud. The centerpiece of this platform is IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson.