Global survey results on state of diagnostic wearables

04-10-2022 | Molex | Medical

Molex has released the results of a global survey of design engineering stakeholders to identify market drivers impacting the development of diagnostic wearables that allow patients, caregivers and consumers to monitor and analyse data regarding health status. Survey respondents cited high expectations for consumer use and innovation in wearables for sport and fitness, wellness and medical monitoring applications. Also identified were regulatory, technology and adoption barriers that must be cleared to fuel advancements of evermore connected, smaller and more powerful health, fitness and medical-monitoring wearables.

“There’s an interesting convergence taking place across the diagnostic wearables landscape as medical device companies and tech innovators strive to bring game-changing products to market,” said Tyson Masar, global director, Medical, Molex. “Emerging applications dictate new requirements, which is why design engineers must understand the needs of all stakeholders and how they affect decisions across the entire product lifecycle – from early-stage device design concepts to commercialisation at scale, and every step in between.”

Molex and Avnet commissioned Dimensional Research to conduct the Diagnostic Wearables: The Future of Medical Monitoring global survey in August 2022, polling 603 qualified individuals in design engineering roles with responsibility for diagnostic wearables. Various questions were put to understand the pace of adoption and impact of an increasing ecosystem of advocates while evaluating the challenges and tradeoffs impeding product delivery.


By Seb Springall