Wireless ICT in Healthcare and Wellness Market 2017

  • KMI-168284
  • Aug 2017
  • 114 pages
  • Healthcare
“Role of Wireless ICT in Healthcare and Wellness” Standardization, Applications and Markets

At the present time, in the U.S. and many other developed countries healthcare development and its quality are suffering due to:
• Necessity of continuous increase in the government spending/support
• Unstoppable increase in the service cost
• Deterioration of services.
One technology, which is gradually becoming a powerful tool to improve healthcare is wireless communications. This technology is enhancing patients’ monitoring, relieves medical staff from routine procedures, and reduces probability of medical mistakes. Bidirectional wireless communications channels also allow, if it is necessary, to respond on the received information to correct the patient treatment.

The report emphasizes the importance of wireless communications standardization for medical applications. To show this, the report conducted a detailed analysis of technical and economical characteristics of WBAN (Wireless Body Area Networks) and MWBAN – Medical WBANs. Standards and regulatory documents issued by the IEEE, ETSI, ITU, ISO, FCC, FDA and Continua related to the report subject are also addressed.

The report also updates the information on transport technologies that are used to support the 11073 and connectivity standards – Bluetooth, Near Field Communications and ZigBee - to show their place in improving patients’ monitoring conditions and in patients’ general care. Technical and economical characteristics of these technologies as well as their markets are analyzed.

The report also provides a detailed analysis of a recently commercialized wireless technology – Visible Light Communications (VLC), emphasizing its wide open opportunities for medical applications. Particular, it may provide reliable and secure communications in the hospital environment where use of RF signals for communications is not allowed (OR, MRI and similar). VLC technical and economical characteristics are addressed; and their place in medical applications is shown. The survey of patents related to VLC (2015-2017) is conducted.

Surveys of related industries are also presented.

The report is written for service providers, IT departments of hospitals and other medical organizations, retail operators, vendors, network operators and managers, investors and end users seeking to gain a deeper understanding wireless communications medical/wellness applications.

For systems integrators, the report provides an analysis and assessment of competing products currently available to support healthcare and wellness as well as an estimation of the overall opportunities in the coming years.
1.0 Introduction
1.1 General
1.2 Scope
1.2.1 Choices
1.3 Status
1.4 Requirements: WICT Devices in Healthcare
1.6 Bluetooth
1.7 ZigBee
1.8 Visible Light Communications (VLC)
1.9 NFC
1.10 Demand
1.11 Crisis
1.12 Focus
1.13 Research Methodology
1.14 Target Audience
2.0 WBAN/MWBAN Properties
2.1 General
2.2 Reasons
2.3 Definition
2.4 Structure
2.5 Overview
2.6 WBAN Specifics
2.7 Groups
2.7.1 By Application
2.7.2 By Transmission Medium
2.7.3 By Number of Nodes
2.7.4 By Environment
2.7.5 By Radio Type
2.7.6 By Place
2.7.7 By Response
2.7.8 By Condition
2.7.9 By Spectrum
2.8 FCC - Frequencies Regulations: MBAN and Related
3.0 Standardization: Medical Environment – Wireless Communications
3.1 General
3.2 IEEE 802.15.6: Details
3.2.1 Scope
3.2.2 Status
3.2.3 Structure Nodes
3.2.4 Major Characteristics Specifics Overview Use Cases Major Medical Use Cases Modifications PHYs Narrow Band PHY UWB PHY HBC PHY MAC Security Power Savings
3.2.5 Summary
3.3 IEEE 802.15.4j – Medical WBAN (MWBAN)
3.3.1 Scope
3.3.2 Differences
3.3.3 Timeline
3.3.4 Characteristics Spectrum and Channels Plan Major Parameters
3.3.5 Benefits
3.4 ISO/IEEE 11073 – Personal Health Data
3.4.1 Beginning
3.4.2 Family
3.4.3 IEEE 11073 Characteristics
3.5 ETSI Healthcare-related Projects
3.5.1 eHEALTH
3.5.2 ETSI TR 101 557 V1.1.1 (2012-02) - MBANS General ETSI – MBANS Market Characteristics Technical Details
3.5.3 ETSI EN 303-203 V2.1.1 (2015-11)
3.6 ISO Work
3.7 FDA Guidance
3.8 ITU
3.9 Continua
4.0 WBAN Applications, Industry and Market
4.1 Applications
4.1.1 Healthcare
4.1.2 Wellness
4.1.3 First Responders and Military
4.2 Market Considerations
4.3 Industry
AirStrip Technologies
Lamprey Networks
Motorola Solutions
4.4 Current and Future Trends - WBAN
4.4.1 5G and Healthcare
5.0 Transport WICT: Healthcare
5.1 IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth-BT)
5.1.1 BT Protocol Stack
5.1.2 Specifications BT Core Specification Bluetooth 5 Core Specification
5.1.3 BT Profiles
5.1.4 Power Consumption – ULP/BLE
5.1.5 Health Device Profile IEEE 11073 and BT
5.1.6 Highlights The Standard The Technology Evolution
5.1.7 Market Estimate
5.1.8 BT Industry-HDP
Bluegiga (a Silicon Labs Company)
Cambridge Consultants
Laird Technologies
Nordic Semiconductor
5.2 ZigBee
5.2.1 General
5.2.2 Technology Major Features
5.2.3 Device Types
5.2.4 Protocol Stack Security
5.2.5 Battery Life
5.2.6 ZigBee Technology Benefits and Limitations
5.2.7 Applications Specifics Personal, Home and Hospital Care (PHHC) Profile Objectives Details Use Cases
5.2.8 Market Segments Forecast
5.2.9 Industry
Amber (RF Systems)
Atmel (Chipsets) –acquired by Microchip in 2016
CEL (modules)
Digi (Radio)
Freescale (Health Care) – acquired by NXP in 2016
Philips Applied Technologies (Healthcare)
Silicon Laboratories (Chipsets, Modules)
Synapse (Module, Protocols)
TI (Chipsets)
5.3 Visible Light Communications
5.3.1 General
5.3.2 Medical Applications
5.3.3 VLC – Innovation
5.3.4 LED Specifics Properties Spectrum
5.3.5 Types
5.3.6 LED Modulation Limitations
5.3.7 LED – Dual Functionality
5.3.8 Developments - History
5.3.9 Technical/Economic Characteristics
5.3.10 Communications Aspects: VLC Place Drivers Industry Activity VLC Standards Development IEEE 802.15.7 Standard Considerations Project Coexistence Scope Base Use Cases Physical Layer Tasks Responsibilities Types Error Protection Rates Frequency Plan PHY Services Regulations MAC Layer Functionalities Channel Access Security JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Standards JEITA CP-1221 JEITA CP-1222 JEITA CP-1223 (2013) Visible Light Communications Association (VLCA) Li-Fi Consortium Optical Mobility Technology Li-Fi Network ARIB T50 ECMA 397-2010
5.3.11 VLC Channel-Details General Functionality Transmitter Receiver Image Sensors LED as Receiver Major Characteristics General Modulation Characteristics Summary Emerging Areas Limitations
5.3.12 Applications: Summary Indoor VLC Channel: Medical Environment
5.3.13 Industry
Firefly Wireless Networks
Fraunhofer IPMS
Nakagawa Laboratories
Outstanding Technology
Supreme Architecture
5.3.14 Market
5.4 Near Field Communications in Healthcare
5.4.1 Principle
5.4.2 Characteristics
5.4.3 Modes
5.4.4 Standards General ECMA - Near Field Communication Interface and Protocol (NFCIP-1) ECMA-352 - NFCIP-2 ISO NFC Forum
5.4.5 Progress: Healthcare General Developments Market Sizing
6.0 Conclusions
Attachment I: IEEE 802.15.4a-2007
Attachment II: VLC – related Patents Survey (2015-2017)

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