Five of the Most Promising Digital Health Technologies

Digital health technologies are maturing. From medical devices to more mainstream consumer-technology fare, here are five of the most promising.

Brian Buntz

January 14, 2020

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Despite the explosion of interest in digital health in the past several years, the tech trend has yet to have a significant impact on the mainstream public. Sure, counting steps has become mainstream, but the way many people monitor their health has changed little in the past decade.

Things are beginning to look up. As digital health technologies develop, their potential to reshape our lives is becoming more concrete. Functionality previously relegated to medical devices is increasingly coming to mainstream consumer electronic gadgets, while many medical devices are more likely to take inspiration from the consumer sector. Additionally, the IQ of smart fitness devices is also increasing. 

Here, we take a look at five of the most promising digital health technologies, ranging from medical devices for the chronically ill to more-mainstream consumer-technology fare:

About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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