Who are the leading innovators of AR/VR glasses for the medical device industry? | So Good News
The medical device industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation, driven by the growing importance of technologies such as home care, preventative care, early diagnosis, shorter patient recovery times and improved outcomes, as well as machine learning and advanced technologies. reality, 5G and digitization. According to GlobalData’s Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in Medical Devices: AR/VR Goggles report, more than 450,000 patents have been filed and granted in the medical device industry in the last three years alone.
According to GlobalData Technology Foresights, which uses more than 550,000 patents to analyze the intensity of innovation for the medical device industry, there are 150+ areas of innovation shaping the future of the industry.
AR/VR glasses is a key innovation area in augmented reality/virtual reality
AR/VR glasses are head-worn devices that create a virtual or augmented reality environment by projecting a computer-generated image over the user’s view of the real world. The headset has a hole that allows the camera to see the surroundings.
GlobalData’s analysis also reveals the companies at the forefront of each innovative area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activities in different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are more than 50 companies developing and deploying AR/VR glasses, including technology vendors, established medical device companies, and up-and-coming startups.
Key players in AR/VR glasses are disruptive innovation in medical devices industry
“Application diversity” measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patent and broadly divides companies into “niche” or “diversified” innovators.
“Geographic reach” refers to the number of different countries in which each relevant patent is registered and indicates the range of geographic application, ranging from “global” to “local”.
Magic Leap is one of the leading patents for AR/VR glasses. Some other leading patent filings include Tobii, Microsoft, and Alphabet.
In terms of application diversity, Becton Dickinson leads the pack, followed by Smileyscope and Huawei Investment & Holding. In terms of geographic reach, Cleveland Clinic ranks first, followed by Becton Dickinson and Pixium Vision in second and third, respectively.
Research in the field of AR/VR glasses is growing rapidly as academic and healthcare interest in the field increases. Further technological advances to improve field of view, resolution, eyebox size, and ease of manufacture will expand their scope of application.
Access GlobalData’s latest Topical Research Report on Augmented Reality in Medical Devices to understand how augmented reality is disrupting the medical device industry.