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Adoption of Intelligent Digital Healthcare Devices

Digital technologies are shaping the future of healthcare into an on-demand, affordable, and at-ease service. As the online healthcare marketplace makes it easy for patients to connect with physicians of required expertise at their own place and time, the new-gen healthcare devices in-turn provides physicians remote health status for efficient diagnosis.

The increasing adoption of digital health services has opened up many use cases. Telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled remote monitoring devices are set to transform this industry in unprecedented ways in the years to come. The global digital health market is projected is grow at a CAGR of 28.5% to reach over 630 Bn. [1]

Need for Intelligent Wireless Monitoring

Every human body is unique, most researches have shown that our bodies aren’t constant in behavior and every physiological process fluctuates with our sleep-wake cycle each day. Given this situation, one-time or occasional test results could provide only limited insights into a condition or an individual’s health status. This growing recognition and the need for understanding the sensitivity of the body frequently helps to improve our ability to accurately diagnose, treat disease, and to enhance the delivery of health care for the individual.

Consequent to the above, the need for developing connected and portable monitoring devices that can monitor one’s health status on-demand is growing. ECG monitors, insulin monitors, and neuromonitoring, such as EEG and EMG devices, wearable ECG and blood pressure monitors are some of the widely used remote monitoring devices. Medical devices with edge computing capabilities can diagnose, detect, and send patient records to a centralized server that can be easily accessed by healthcare providers.

System-On Chip Technology (SoC) Devices

Most wireless medical monitoring devices consist of two major components, the core, and the peripherals. The core consists of a microprocessor for all data processing and system-level tasks. Peripheral components consist of flash and SRAM memory, an MCU, signal converters and filters, USB control, and capacitive sensing integrated with LCD drives. The demand for compact and low-power devices has given rise to the new ultra-power SoC technology.

SoC architecture provides a design approach, where the majority of peripheral components are integrated or emulated on the chip along with the microcontroller housed inside. Recent advancements in SoC design include integrated circuits that reduce power usage, makes the board more compact, and reduces the development and operational cost. Programmable SoC (P-SoC) architecture provides the flexibility to change functionality at run time, better power management, and noise immunity depending on the application & operating environment.

India’s Opportunity

India’s healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing and expected to reach $372 Bn. by 2022 at a CAGR of 16%. This growth is driven by lifestyle diseases, an aging population, rising income levels, increasing access to insurance, and growing health awareness. This pushes the need for advanced tools and technologies to enable early and efficient diagnosis for reducing the economic burden of the people.

According to the Future Health Index (FHI) 2019 report, India is leading in the adoption of digital health technology with 76% of healthcare professionals in the country already using digital health records (DHRs) in their practice. This confirms digital health technology as a pivotal pillar in delivering value-based care across India.[2]

Backed by 40 Years of Expertise

We contribute our 40 years of design and manufacturing expertise spanning multiple diverse markets, and we look forward to discussing how we can deliver world-class products for the healthcare industry. As an ISO 13485 certified electronics manufacturing company, Syrma is helping traditional medical device OEMs and the healthcare industry to bridge their technology gaps with our strong expertise in the electronics design and manufacturing space.

Over the years, we’ve worked with many global companies for designing and manufacturing various digital devices in the health care such as control boards for dental imaging, digital thermometers, power control boards for CPAP devices, monitoring boards for wearables that monitor heartbeat, temperature, blood oxygen saturation & respiration rate, custom-developed ventilator boards, RFID tags for medical applications, etc.

We understand our Indian market and we’re very familiar with its vast regulatory and selling environments. We also assist global OEMs seeking to enter the Indian market by leveraging the local supply chain and favorable operating environments for cost reductions.

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