Gartner annually issues its Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies in the Dog Days of August, perhaps not to burst too many bubbles, derail too many fundings?
- Lo and behold, ‘mobile health monitoring ‘ is heading towards the bottom of the Trough of Disillusionment. Moreover, its recovery is projected at 5-10 years to move out of the Trough, whip through the Slope of Enlightenment and enter the sunny uplands of the Plateau of Productivity. See Gartner chart below.
- Another Trough resident: the rip-out-your-hair-and-run-screaming buzz word ‘gamification’, sitting earlier on the curve–and hopefully RIP.
- Innovation Trigger (the first stage, where there’s nowhere to go but up) contains two surprises: ‘smart robots‘ (like JIBO?) and ‘connected home‘. Consider that at least some telecare has transferred itself to and climbing that very early stage [TTA 28 Aug]. (And where is telecare or remote sensor monitoring?)
- 3D printing (enterprise and scanners) has whipped past everything and ascending the Slope of Enlightenment. The consumer version…past the Peak and heading to the Trough.
Gartner release and chart; Mobihealthnews has more detail not on the chart such as a deeper digital health analysis, noting Trough denizens ‘home health monitoring’ (five years!), ‘PHRs’, ‘care coordination apps’ and ‘health insurance marketplaces’, with ‘patient self-service kiosks’, ‘online consumer health education and advice’ climbing out of it.
2013 for comparison