Taipei, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 06:29 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
29°C
Digitimes Research: Google Glass for medicare?
Danny Kuo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 14 March 2014]

Wearable devices' functions have extended from the traditional area of information management to health management. This trend was highlighted by many smart health-monitoring bracelets showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

Google announced in January 2014 that its Google X laboratory will start developing smart contact lens that is able to constantly monitoring a person's blood sugar levels. The smart contact lens relies on a technological concept similar to radio frequency identification (RFID) and the firm has already created a prototype of the lens.

The smart contact lens could be a perfect match for Google Glass, which can act as a wireless signal transceiver of the contact lens. Digitimes Research believes the smart contact lens is more than just another addition to the health management market. It could help extend the value of Google Glass.

Realtime news
  • LG expected to invest over US$800 million in new OLED facilities

    Displays | 8h 22min ago

  • Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

    IT + CE | 8h 23min ago

  • Foxconn Electronics to produce Xiaomi, Asustek smartphones for sale in Brazil

    Mobile + telecom | 8h 27min ago

  • SAS starts construction of PV power-generation station in Philippines

    Green energy | 8h 29min ago

  • SPIL 2Q15 revenues meet low-end guidance

    Bits + chips | 8h 32min ago

  • Novatek June sales up 4%

    Bits + chips | 8h 33min ago

  • Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

    Bits + chips | 8h 35min ago

  • Solomon Systech launches PMOLED driver ICs for wearable displays

    Bits + chips | 8h 36min ago

  • Giantplus reports June 2015 performance

    Displays | 8h 38min ago

  • SAS June revenues hit record

    Green energy | 8h 41min ago

  • Getac reports growth in June revenues

    IT + CE | 8h 43min ago

  • Inspection firm Sporton reports record revenues for 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 8h 53min ago

  • Novatek June sales up 4%

    Before Going to Press | 8h 53min ago

  • Samsung slashes handset panel pricing to bump up orders

    Before Going to Press | 8h 54min ago

  • Silitech Technology sees decreased June revenues

    Before Going to Press | 8h 55min ago

  • SerComm June revenues hit record for 2nd time straight

    Before Going to Press | 9h 3min ago

  • Lextar Electronics sees decreased June revenues

    Before Going to Press | 9h 4min ago

  • Green Energy Technology June revenues down sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 9h 5min ago

  • Digitimes Times: Taiwan 2Q15 handset shipments up 18.6 sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 9h 7min ago

  • Digitimes Research: June 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices sequentially drop in China market

    Before Going to Press | 9h 7min ago

  • Solomon Systech launches driver chips for wearables

    Before Going to Press | 9h 8min ago

  • Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016

    Before Going to Press | 9h 8min ago

  • Diode maker Eris 1H15 revenues flat

    Before Going to Press | 9h 12min ago

  • Taiwan market: Oppo to launch Mirro 5s, unveil R7 series

    Before Going to Press | 9h 12min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

China AP market 2Q15 shipment forecast

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Jun 29, 10:47

Digitimes Research predicts China smartphone AP shipments in second-quarter 2015 will show annual growth due to the depletion of inventories in the first quarter of 2015 and new smartphone products being introduced which contains new AP solutions. The new product...

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 10, 15:57

The server market did not perform well in 2014 though rising demand from Internet data centers (IDCs) and China brands helped global shipments (measured by motherboards) grow 7.1% to 10.4 million. Using this as the base for growth, in 2015 the market is expected...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | May 22, 15:51

Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw strong seasonal impacts in the first quarter of 2015. Shipments to North America saw a particularly sharp decline as a result of reduced procurement from Mexico and major client Toshiba quitting the North America market.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 15, 15:58

Most of Taiwan's handset makers felt strong seasonal effects in the first quarter. Foxconn suffered particularly as a result of drastic drops in orders from Sony Mobile and Microsoft Mobile.

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 13, 10:56

According to Digitimes Research's survey of the Mainland China smartphone supply chain, as well as other relative vendors, increased demand for Apple's new device models, Mainland China's high-end smartphone models experienced lackluster sales in the first quarter...

High-brightness LED market trends and forecast, 2015
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.