Wearables

GoogleX Lab's Sensor Wristband & the Role of Google in Taking Medical-Grade Wearables Mainstream




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Report Summary:

Google’s health-tracking wristband is the latest moonshot from its stealthy GoogleX labs. It may monitor some of the same biometrics as your Fitbit but the similarities end there. The band places function over form and is all about devices bought and provisioned by professionals expecting a level of medical-grade biometrics that will make today’s fitnessbands seem like toys. This Viewpoint examines the significance of this device and assesses Google’s broader role in bringing wearables to mass market healthcare.

Table of Contents

1.            Executive Summary

1.1          The Device
1.2          State-of-Play in the Market
1.3          The True End-Game: Wearables in Healthcare Worth the Wait
1.4          The Impact of Google in Healthcare

 2.            Analysis               

2.1          The GoogleX Innovation Lab Reveals a Health-Tracking Wristband
2.2          The Big Picture: Why Wearables in Mainstream Healthcare is a Sleeping Giant
   2.2.1      An “iPhone Moment” for Smart Wristwear is Still Years Away
   2.2.2      Patience Pays: The #1 Wearables Beneficiary Will Be Healthcare
   2.2.3      Selected Use Case: Wearable Tech Could Aid the 51% of African Births Unattended by Health Personnel

2.3          Major Obstacles Blocking the Widespread Use of Wearables in Healthcare
   2.3.1      Healthcare IT Blockers
   2.3.2      Consumer Electronics Blockers

2.4          What is Google’s Role in Bringing Wearables to Mainstream Healthcare
   2.4.1      GoogleX: The Importance of Strategic R&D Funding of Life Sciences
   2.4.2      Synergies for the Wristband with Other GoogleX ‘Moonshots’
   2.4.3      Google’s Challenges in Healthcare as an Enterprise Platform Provider
   2.4.4      Being a Wearables Device Vendor is Not in Google’s DNA
   2.4.5      Brillo: Google’s Prospects as an IOT Framework Provider

 3.            Conclusions


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