The market for disposable wireless medical body area network (MBAN) sensors within professional healthcare is in its earliest stages, but key foundations to support adoption are now in place. There is also tremendous potential for adoption. So much so that by 2018, close to 5 million disposable sensors will be shipped even though MBAN sensors will have barely penetrated the addressable market.
MBAN sensors will enable patient monitoring information, such as temperature, to be collected automatically from a wearable thermometer sensor. These devices will improve patient monitoring detail and free up nursing staff to concentrate on other aspects of care. By achieving disposable form factors, MBAN sensors integrate especially well with the workflow of professional healthcare.