Medical Electronics Symposium Conference Proceedings

Medical & healthcare: What are the Opportunities for MEMS and Sensors?

Author: Benjamin Roussel
Company: Yole Développement
Date Published: 9/16/2015   Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium

Abstract: Keynote Presentation Only

New technologies have the ability to transform HealthCare globally: enable early diagnostic through new detection modalities, increase treatment efficiency with targeted drug delivery, allow functions replacements through smart implants surgery.

Due to tremendous potential of the applications, the medical and healthcare market are nowadays considered by most electronics and semiconductors suppliers as a new growth opportunity. The potential is huge, ranging from high value/high margin medical devices to health consumer products for wellness and fitness.

As part of this market, Wearable electronics is a significantly growing market, mainly driven by smart watches. Many products are already on the market, measuring physical and physiological parameters, which are transferred to a base station (typically a mobile phone). Added value is then created by specific “smart” applications.

To feed these applications with data, the demand for all types of so-called bio-sensors is significantly increasing and affecting the way the sensor industry is organized. Pressure sensors, IR sensors, microfluidic chips, chemical and gas sensors are just few examples. Yole Développement will provide an overview of the applications and the challenges industry will face to enter this market.

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