Market for wearable sensors to explode, firm predicts

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The market for wearable wireless sensors will grow to more than 400 million devices by 2014, according to a recent report from ABI Research. Long-term care and home healthcare will help drive the uptick, the firm believes. “These are very early days for wearable wireless sensors in the healthcare market, but a number of factors are coming together to support strong growth over the next five years,” said Jonathan Collins, a company spokesman. “Technology and product development, wireless protocol standardization, and the potential already seen in sports and fitness monitoring will help drive investment in the healthcare market,” he added.